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Chelsea vs Arsenal preview, press conference info and how to watch

Everything you need to know about Tuesday night's game against Arsenal, as well as Frank Lampard's press conference to preview it...

It is a rare Tuesday Premier League fixture for the Blues this week and it comes only three-and-a-half weeks after we won the reverse fixture at Arsenal in our final game on 2019.  


When and where

The match takes place at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 21 January. Kick-off is 8.15pm UK time. 
 

Frank Lampard's press conference

Frank Lampard will be speaking to the media at Cobham on Monday from around 12.45pm UK time. 

Here are some of the possible discussion points...

Injury update

The boss will almost certainly be asked for an update on the condition of Reece James who was forced from the field in the second half at Newcastle. The latest on Christian Pulisic and Marcos Alonso's injuries is on the agenda too. 

Dealing with defeat

It has been home losses Lampard has been asked about more often recently but having beaten Burnley at the Bridge and then lost on Tyneside, he may speak about how the team has reacted to an away defeat and the frame of mind ahead of facing local rivals again. 

Moves in and out

As long as the January window is open, possible transfer will remain a press conference staple.

 

Latest Chelsea team news

While we await news on Reece James, Marcos Alonso is the most likely of the previously injured to be back in contention. Christian Pulisic should be back after the February winter break.  


Latest Arsenal team news

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is suspended and Reiss Nelson is a doubt due to a hamstring problem. 


Chelsea vs Arsenal head to head record

Chelsea play Arsenal for the 200th occasion in all competitions, more than we have played against any other club.

Arsenal have won two of their last 16 Premier League meetings with Chelsea.

Arsenal are winless in their last seven Premier League away games against Chelsea.

How to Watch?

The game is being broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK. Highlights will be available from midnight on The 5th Stand app, which will also be streaming a brand new live matchday show throughout the game with Chelsea supporting panellists talking through the action ansd sharing opinions. 

 

How to Listen live?

Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on The 5th Stand app and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.

Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?

Referee: Stuart Attwell
VAR: Paul Tierney

 

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