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How Chelsea could line up against Arsenal

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Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for their Premier League showdown with London rivals and fellow top-four hopefuls Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Chelsea could put further distance between themselves and fellow top-four hopefuls Arsenal when they visit the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Maurizio Sarri's side opened up a six-point gap to the fifth-placed Gunners when they capitalised on an Arsenal defeat with a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United last weekend.

Another win on Saturday would temporarily lift them above Tottenham Hotspur into third place, in addition to taking them as many as nine points clear in the race for Champions League places.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the Blues could line up for the London derby.



Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back), Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: Alvaro Morata (hamstring)

The weekly question surrounding Chelsea's team news is who will start up front, and this weekend it looks set to be Eden Hazard in a false nine role once again.

Alvaro Morata is expected to be fit following a hamstring problem, but he has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge and may not make the matchday squad, with Olivier Giroud the back-up striker against his former club.

Pedro and Willian were both on the scoresheet against Newcastle and so will hope to have done enough to keep their places, leaving wantaway winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to settle for a place on the bench once again.

The only other position of regular contention in Sarri's XI is the third midfield spot, and Mateo Kovacic appears to be above Ross Barkley in that particular pecking order at the moment.

> Click here to see how Arsenal could line up for this fixture



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