Chelsea are cruising again as they beat Qarabag 6-0 on their return to Europe’s premier competition – The UEFA Champions League.

Up next, they face London rivals Arsenal who have not had the best of starts to the campaign but have managed to hold on to Alexis Sanchez and it should do them a world of good.

Chelsea’s key players are in form, the likes of Eden Hazard returning from injury and ready to compete and Gary Cahill has served his suspension as well.

Things are looking rosier for the Blues than they did at the start of the season.

Here is the Chelsea vs Arsenal line up prediction:

Goalkeeper:

 Thibaut Courtois

The Belgian will continue to feature in goal for the Blues as they look to continue on the charge to defend their title.

Defence:

Cesar Azpilicueta

The Spaniard has been impeccable so far this season. Defensively as solid as ever, he is showing his attacking instincts as well with 2 assists for Morata already this season.

David Luiz

Rested against Qarabag, the Brazilian will be straight back, slotting in the heart of the defence.

Antonio Rudiger

Although Cahill has served his suspension, his knack of making rash challenges showed even against Qarabag. Rudiger has been stable and dependable in the captain’s absence and should be starting again.

 

Midfield:

Victor Moses

Davide Zappacosta was immensely impressive on his Champion League debut scoring a stunner and assisting another but he played the full 90 in the midweek. In a game of this stature, Moses experience will see him be picked over Zappacosta.

Cesc Fabregas

The midfielder has shined so far this season creating chance after chance and controlling the proceedings. He will look to put another one over his former side.

N’golo Kante

The French international has improved so much from last season and given that he was the PFA player of the year, it is a commendable task to add further qualities to his game.

Marcos Alonso

The wing-back has started the season in stunning fashion and Conte will be hoping that missing out on Alex Sandro does not turn out to be as bad as he expected.

 

Attack:

Pedro

Scored with a beautiful curler against Qarabag. Should make the cut over Willian on the right side of a front three.

Alvaro Morata

The striker was rested in the Champions League as he prepares for a big game. His first London derby was not particularly great for him personally so he will be hoping to make more impact in this one.

Eden Hazard

How desperate have Chelsea fans been to find his name on the team sheet and they are finally going to get to do so this week. Hazard has been eased into action so far featuring for 15 minutes against Leicester and around half an hour against Qarabag. He will look to continue where he left last season.

Here’s the Chelsea vs Arsenal line up prediction:

Chelsea vs Arsenal line up prediction
Chelsea vs Arsenal line up prediction

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