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How Chelsea could line up against Arsenal

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.



Possible CHE XI vs. ARS

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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Maurizio Sarri on the touchline during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Crystal Palace on November 4, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City35292489226789
2Liverpool35277179205988
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal35206969462366
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd35197963501364
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35149124443151
8Watford35148135050050
9Everton35147145044649
10Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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