Chelsea v Arsenal: Predicted line-ups, Premier League preview.
Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Costa
Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck
All eyes will be on Cesc Fabregas on Sunday at Stamford Bridge, as the Spaniard comes up against former employers Arsenal for the first time as a Chelsea player.
So far Fabregas has been a revelation for Jose Mourinho’s men, creating 20 chances for teammates already this campaign whilst chalking up six assists.
By comparison, Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere has managed to create just four chances for the Gunners this year, whilst notching up just a solitary assist to date.
Looking more generally at the fixture, Arsenal will be hoping to put in a much better performance than they did last season at Stamford Bridge, where the Wenger Boys were stuffed 6-0 in a rampant Chelsea performance.
With the Blues able to field Matic, Willian, Oscar and Hazard, whilst Arsenal contend witha series of midfield absentees, the fear for the travelling fans will be that the Blues once again dominate in the centre of the park on Sunday.
Essential facts and stats to help with online betting
Jose Mourinho has never lost as an opposition coach against Arsene Wenger in any competition (W6 D5 L0).
Arsenal have lost just one of their last 14 Premier League games since defeat at Stamford Bridge in March.
Arsenal have won none of their last 14 Premier League meetings against Chelsea, Man United or Man City (W0 D7 L7).
Didier Drogba has scored 15 goals in 15 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions.
Chelsea have kept nine clean sheets in their last 11 Premier League home games.
Diego Costa has scored eight goals in his first six Premier League appearances.