Chelsea FC Team News vs Arsenal: Andreas Christensen, Mateo Kovacic

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It was a massive upset when Arsenal beat Chelsea back on Boxing Day, but it would certainly be an even bigger upset if the Gunners were able to do it again in midweek, and complete the league double over their London rivals. Arsenal were struggling mightily back then, and they’re still struggling now, but Chelsea are in a very different place right now.

Today’s Chelsea, under Thomas Tuchel, are much better than festive period Chelsea FC under Frank Lampard. You can be pretty confident that the west London side is not going to get caught slipping, and tripped up again by the north Londoners. Tuchel will make sure they take this midweek fixture very seriously.

London Derby FYIs

Kickoff: 8:15pm GMT, Wed May 12, Stamford Bridge

Team News:  Chelsea   Arsenal

Starting XI Predictions:  Chelsea    Arsenal

PL Form Guide:    Chelsea   WWWDW    Arsenal   WWLDW

PL Position:   Chelsea 3rd,   64 points      Arsenal 9th, 52 points

Odds:  Arsenal win 4/1,  Draw 29/10,  Chelsea win 4/6

Central defender Andreas Christensen was forced off with a hamstring injury just before half-time in the win at the Etihad Stadium. The Dane needed assistance in order to get off the pitch, at that means he’s almost certain to miss out here. The most important priority will be getting him fit in time for the Champions League final on May 29.

The other concern is long term injury absentee Mateo Kovacic.

We’ll see if the midfielder has successfully recovered in time from his thigh injury, in order to be fit to feature here.

Chelsea 2, Arsenal 1

Did we mention that Arsenal are in dire straits right now? And just how much the Blues will be motivated for this one?

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank, partnered with News NowBanks, the author of  “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned From a Life in the Sports Media Industry,” has regularly appeared in WGNSports IllustratedChicago Tribune and SB NationFollow him on Twitter and Instagram.

Comments

  1. Frank vwango says

    Mateo will be on the pitch

  2. Che 0-2 Ars

  3. Delgbaye zarme yadim says

    Cfc ar de best i wish them more throphies in 2021 & win agains arsenal

  4. Karlpeters says

    I wish the pride of London win against arsenal

  5. Karlpeters says

    I wish the pride of London win against arsenal

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