Live streaming for the Capital One Cup clash between Arsenal and Chelsea.
Where: Emirates Stadium, London
When: Tuesday October 28th, 2013 19:45
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Predicted line ups:
The Gunners will go into the clash without midfield duo Matthieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta as the Frenchman currently nurses a groin injury and his colleague serves a one game suspension for seeing red against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Jack Wilshire has been passed fit, but is likely to start on the bench, while fellow young midfielder Serge Gnabry is set to be ok to feature from the start after a scare with his ankle.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is likely to rotate his squad as they go into their second match in two days and will look to bring fresh legs into the starting XI.
Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, Michael Essien, Demba Ba and Mark Schwarzer are likely to get a chance to impress in Tuesday’s game.
The hosts are set to make a number of changes to the side that featured against Palace on Saturday with the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Carl Jenkinson coming into the defence in order to give Laurent Koscielny and Bacary Sagna a rest.
Jack Wilshire is likely to sit out as Wenger contemplates this weekend’s clash with Liverpool and having limping out of last week’s game against Borussia Dortmund he will not be risked after playing so frequently this season. Wenger has said recently that he will wrap Wilshire in cotton wool if he has to.
Wenger has also ben aware that he has been over reliant on Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsay for goals this term and will bring back Tomas Rosicky into fold alongside young German Thomas Eisfeld after he scored in the previous round against West Brom.
Wide man Santi Cazorla could also play from the start as he steps up his quest to reach full fitness as he continues down the comeback trail.
Olivier Giroud is likely to keep his place in attack, as he is still the side’s most viable goal threat, though Nicklas Bendtner will be on the bench waiting to take his chance should it arise.
The Blues are still coming fresh off the back of a dramatic late victory over title rivals Manchester City on Sunday and boss Jose Mourinho will be looking to keep things fresh and rest some of his key players in anticipation of another busy period next week.
The Portuguese boss has already suggested that he will be rotating the squad and drafting in a number of players on the fringes to give them an opportunity to shoe what they can do against tough opposition in a competition that they don’t value amongst their top priorities this season.
In a similar move that saw them vanquish Swindon Town in the previous round the visitors are likely to include the likes of Juan Mata, David Luiz, Michael Essien and Mark Schwarzer.