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.
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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