Arsenal will welcome Chelsea to the Emirates in this week’s big game n a Boxing Day Premier League fixture tonight (Saturday).
For Arsenal, 2020/21 has been nothing short of a nightmare with the Gunners sorely lacking ideas and imagination in their play.
With no wins in their last seven Premier League games, Mikel Arteta’s sde now ridiculously find themselves just outside the relegation zone.
Chelsea, on the other hand, have largely delivered on the promise that was cultivated by a stunning summer transfer window for them.
However, back-to-back defeats against Everton and Wolves pegged them back a little before the Blues hit back with a 3-0 win over West Ham United this week.
Now placed 5th, building momentum will be key for Frank Lampard and his charges in this busy period.
The corresponding fixture last season ended in a come-from-behind 2-1 win for Chelsea, courtesy late goals by Jorginho and Tammy Abraham after Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had handed the hosts an early lead.
Arsenal XI (3-4-3): Leno, Holding, Marí, Tierney, Bellerín, El Nenny, Xhaka, Saka, Rowe, Lacazette, Martinelli
Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Mendy, James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell, Kanté, Kovačić, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham, Werner
Kick off is at 18:30 (GMT +1).
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