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Arsenal Vs Chelsea: Team News, Predicted Line-Ups, Match Facts And More!

Premier League heavyweights lock horns in Saturday’s early kick-off.

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Venue: The Emirates, Saturday 12.45pm

Tickets: Here

Last season: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea. Tense stalemate at the Emirates.

Referee: M Atkinson

This season’s matches: 4, Y16, R0, 4.00 cards per game

Odds: Arsenal 11-10, Chelsea 23-10, Draw 23-10

CaughtOffside predicted line-ups:

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ARSENAL

Subs from: Martínez, Shea, André Santos, Walcott, Gervinho, Giroud, Coquelin, Koscielny, Djourou, Chamakh, Arshavin

Doubtful: Chamakh (illness)

Injured: Frimpong (knee, 29 Sep), Szczesny (ankle, 29 Sep), Rosicky (shin, 6 Oct), Sagna (broken leg, 6 Oct), Wilshere (ankle, 6 Oct), Fabianski (shoulder, unknown)

Suspended: None

Form guide (league): DDWWD

Disciplinary record: Y2, R0

Leading scorers: Gervinho, Podolski 2

CHELSEA

Subs from: Hilário, Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Romeu, Oscar, Moses, Malouda, Ferreira, Marin, Cahill, Bertrand, Piazón

Doubtful: Marin (hamstring)

Injured: Sturridge (hamstring, 29 Sep)

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWDW

Disciplinary record: Y7, R0

Leading scorers: Ivanovic, Lampard, Torres 2

STAT ATTACK

Head-to-head

There have been 108 goals in 40 contests between the clubs during the Premier League era, including eight in the Gunners’ 5-3 win at Chelsea last October.

Arsenal have won 36 of 75 home league encounters against Chelsea, who have recorded 19 wins.

Arsenal

Arsene Wenger completes 16 years in charge of the Gunners on Monday. Victory over Chelsea would hand him his 350th Premier League win as Arsenal boss.

Arsenal have lost just two league games in 21.

They play all four home London derbies in their next four league matches at the Emirates, concluding with November’s North London derby against Tottenham.

The Gunners are 10 places higher, have five more points and a goal difference of 15 better than at this stage last season.

If selected, Mikel Arteta will be making his 250th start in British football, while Andrei Arshavin and Johan Djourou could make their 100th Premier League appearances.

Chelsea

Chelsea’s only dropped points so far this term came in the capital: a goalless draw at QPR earlier this month.

Roberto Di Matteo’s men have not conceded in their last 331 league minutes since Danny Guthrie’s goal in August’s 4-2 win over Reading.

Frank Lampard has scored 98 Premier League goals in London. He can become only the second player to net 100 goals in the capital after Thierry Henry (133 goals).

If selected, Branislav Ivanovic will be making his 100th Premier League start for the Blues, while John Terry is one goal away from 50 in Chelsea colours.

Prediction: Everyone else seems to be saying 0-0 but here at CaughtOffside, we’re bold. Let’s go 2-0 Arsenal!

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