Tue. Nov 24th, 2020

LIVE: Arsenal vs Chelsea

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Arsenal have made two changes to their side from their draw against Bournemouth. Granit Xhaka misses out due to illness, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos has a concussion. Chambers and Guendouzi come into the fold to replace the duo in the starting line-up.

CHELSEA SUBS: Andreas Christensen, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Willy Caballero, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Michy Batshuayi, Tariq Lamptey.

CHELSEA (3-4-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Antonio Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori; Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Emerson; Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham.

ARSENAL SUBS: Nicolas Pepe, Shkodran Mustafi, Emiliano Martinez, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Joe Willock, Emile Smith-Rowe, Tyreece John-Jules.

ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Calum Chambers, David Luiz, Bukayo Saka; Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira; Reiss Nelson, Mesut Ozil, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette.

Chelsea suffered a third defeat in five matches when they went down to a 2-0 loss to Southampton on home soil on Boxing Day. It was the second-straight defeat for Frank Lampard’s men on home soil, and once again to a team in the lower depths of the Premier League. The Blues cannot afford to let their hard work from the early stages of the campaign slip. There are teams beginning to mass behind them, making it essential that Chelsea regain their peak form sooner rather than later.

Mikel Arteta takes charge of his first home game as Arsenal manager, having got off to a middling start against Bournemouth on the road. Dan Gosling’s effort put the Gunners behind, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised in the second half to save Arteta from defeat in his bow. The Spaniard has a huge challenge on his hands to reverse the fortunes of the club, currently sitting in 12th place and only six points clear of the relegation zone.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

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