The Blues will be out to earn local bragging rights after a silverware-winning start to the season against a misfiring Gunners side seeking a spark
Arsenal and Chelsea will be determined to leave everything on the line when they meet in an early-season heavyweight highlight of the new Premier League campaign this weekend.
After their Super Cup triumph and strong domestic start, the Blues will be out to earn local bragging rights against a misfiring Gunners side seeking a spark to set their hopes aflame.
Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Leno, Runarsson, Ramsdale, Okonkwo, Hein|
|Defenders||Bellerin, Tierney, White, Gabriel, Holding, Cedric Soares, Tavares, Chambers, Mari, Kolasinac|
|Midfielders||Partey, Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Torreira, Maitland-Niles, Lokonga, Elneny, Xhaka|
|Forwards||Lacazette, Willian, Aubameyang, Pepe, Nelson, Balogun, Nketiah, Martinelli|
Mikel Arteta’s side got off to the worst possible start in their opening loss to Brentford, but they now know that they have an immediate chance to turn the conversation back in their favour against their London rivals.
Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Runarsson remain out of contention thanks to Covid-19, while Martin Odegaard will have to wait for a second debut due to visa issues – but Aaron Ramsdale could feature following his move from Sheffield United.
Predicted Arsenal starting XI: Leno; Bellerin, White, Mari, Tierney; Elneny, Xhaka; Pepe, Smith Rowe, Martinelli; Balogun.
|Goalkeepers||Kepa, Bettinelli, Mendy, Bergstrom|
|Defenders||Rudiger, Alonso, Christensen, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, James, Azpilicueta, Ampadu|
|Midfielders||Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Mount, Ziyech, Anjorin, Havertz|
|Forwards||Lukaku, Werner, Hudson-Odoi|
A three-goal dispatch of Crystal Palace ensured a winning start to the domestic campaign after Super Cup glory against Villarreal for the Blues – and now, the only way may be onwards and upwards.
The Champions League holders have been reunited with Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku – and the former Inter man may well make his second debut for Thomas Tuchel’s side this weekend, particularly with Christian Pulisic ruled out through Covid-19.
Predicted Chelsea starting XI: Mendy; Zouma, Christensen, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku.
Last five results
|Arsenal results||Chelsea results|
|Brentford 2-0 Arsenal (Aug 13)||Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace (Aug 14)|
|Tottenham 1-0 Arsenal (Aug 8)||Chelsea 1 (6)-(5) 1 Villarreal (Aug 11)|
|Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (Aug 1)||Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham (Aug 4)|
|Arsenal 4-1 Watford (Jul 28)||Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (Aug 1)|
|Arsenal 4-1 Millwall (Jul 24)||Bournemouth 1-2 Chelsea (Jul 27)|
|8/1/2021||Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea|
|5/12/2021||Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal|
|12/26/2020||Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea|
|8/1/2020||Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea|
|1/20/2020||Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal|