Chelsea Vs Arsenal: Blues battle Gunners in crucial London Derby (LIVE UPDATES)

Arsenal's Bernd Leno makes a save from Chelsea's Tammy Abraham (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)
Arsenal's Bernd Leno makes a save from Chelsea's Tammy Abraham (Photo Credit: Reuters on Google)

After the disappointing results they recorded at the weekend, Chelsea and Arsenal will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they face off at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League tonight.

The Blues remain fourth in the Premier League table, but suffered a 1-0 loss at Newcastle United on Saturday, while Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw by Sheffield United at the Emirates Stadium.

With Frank Lampard’s side hoping to consolidate on their position for a top-four finish and Arsenal keen on improving on their fortunes on the log, an explosive tie is expected at West London.

Arsenal lead the overall head-to-head 77 wins to Chelsea’s 65, while there have also been 57 draws between the London rivals throughout history.

In the reverse Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, Chelsea came from behind to snatch a 2-1 win.

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Kickoff is 9.15 p.m.

Team News:

Chelsea lineup: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian

Subs: Alonso, Barkley, Pedro, Caballero, Zouma, Mount, Batshuayi

Arsenal lineup: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette

Subs: Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Martinez, Willock, Guendouzi, Nketiah

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Kickoff at Stamford Bridge as Arsenal get the game underway

Free kick for Chelsea as Tammy Abraham is brought down

First corner kick goes to Chelsea

Pepe with a corner kick for Arsenal and Kovacic heads the ball away

Play halted as Mustafi of Arsenal is down injured

Game back on and Chelsea win a corner kick

Goal kick for Arsenal as remains 0-0 after the first 10 minutes at Stamford Bridge

CLOSE! Tammy Abraham with a header in the Arsenal box but Leno makes a good catch for the visitors

Chelsea come close again.

Yellow card: Emerson with the first booking of the game

RED CARD: David Luiz with a tackle from behind against Tammy Abraham

Jorginho takes the kick for Chelsea and its a goal!!!

Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

Thunderous shot by Huddson-Odoi and a brilliant save from Leno keeps Arsenal in the game

Pepe wins a corner kick for Arsenal

Two minutes added time

HALF TIME: Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

Back at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea restart the game

Arsenal are one goal and one man down

Christensen with a foul on Martinelli

Poor ball control as Saka gives out the possession back to Chelsea

Saka brought down and Arsenal win a free-kick

Mikel Arteta makes the first substitution with Matteo Guendouzi replacing Mesut Ozil.

Low shot and Leno makes a smart save for Arsenal

YELLOW Card: Christensen booked for a rash challenge against Lacazzette

One hour gone at Stamford Bridge still Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal

GOALLLLLL!! Martinelli gets the equaliser for Arsenal

Rudiger tries shot from long range for Chelsea but Leno makes an easy catch

Mount comes in for Kante as Lampard makes a change for Chelsea

Lacazette gets the ball in the net but he is flagged offside

Game back on after the Toirerra injury scare

YELLOW CARD: Matteo Guendouzi is booked for another foul

Batshuayi has been brought in for Willian

CHANCE: Barkley with a flicking header but Leno parries away

Pepe has been taken out for Rob Holding

GOAL… Chelsea back in front

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta makes it 2-1

GOALLLLL!! Bellerin scores for Arsenal

Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal

Miss: Batshuayi fluffs a good chance

Willock replaces Martinelli

Four minutes added time

FULL TIME: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal


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