Eden Hazard will start this afternoon's Premier League clash against Arsenal on the Chelsea bench, while Mesut Ozil misses out for the Gunners.
and Chelsea have made a handful of changes to their teams for this afternoon's Premier League showdown at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal was tipped to start for the reigning English champions, but manager Eden Hazard has opted to keep the playmaker on the bench following his recovery from injury. Antonio Conte returns to the fold after being left out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's Alvaro Morata 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in the Champions League, while starts against his former club. Cesc Fabregas
Meanwhile, Arsenal manager
will be without Arsene Wenger after he failed to recover from a knee injury in time, while Mesut Ozil has to settle for a spot on the bench, despite scoring in the Gunners' Alexis Sanchez 3-1 win over FC Koln in Thursday's Europa League outing. leads the line for the visiting side after scoring twice in a Danny Welbeck 3-0 victory over Bournemouth last week. Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Hazard, Batshuayi Arsenal: Cech; Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Lacazette; Welbeck Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Sanchez, Walcott, Giroud
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Combined XI: Chelsea vs. Arsenal