Jan 20, 2013 at 1.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Chelsea
2-1
Arsenal
Lampard (16' pen.), Mata (6')
Mata (66'), Cole (87')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Walcott (58')
Szczesny (16')

Preview: Chelsea vs. Arsenal

Preview: Chelsea vs. Arsenal
© PA Photos
Sports Mole previews Sunday's London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal as the Blues look to improve their poor recent home form.

Chelsea will be looking to improve their poor recent home form when they take on Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.

The Blues have won just one of their last seven matches at home, with their latest outing seeing them squander a two-goal lead to eventually draw 2-2 with Southampton.

Arsenal, meanwhile, have yet to pick up a league win in 2013, but did seal their place in the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 win over Swansea in their last match.

The London rivals sit third and sixth respectively in the Premier League table, and a win for the Gunners could see them displace Everton in fifth.

Chelsea will be without Victor Moses and Jon Obi Mikel due to international duty, while captain John Terry is unlikely to start as he continues his recovery from injury.

Arsenal, meanwhile, will be without Mikel Arteta and Lukas Fabianski, but could be boosted by the news that Theo Walcott has agreed a new contract with the club.

The reverse fixture between these two sides earlier in the season finished 2-1 to Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium.

Recent form

Chelsea: WWLWD

Arsenal: WWWDL

Possible lineups

Chelsea: Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ivanovic, Cole; Luiz, Lampard; Mata, Hazard, Oscar; Ba

Arsenal: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Wilshere, Diaby, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski; Walcott

Sports Mole says: 3-2

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