PREVIEW: CHELSEA VS ARSENAL

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Chelsea face Arsenal for the second time in seven days as the Blues prepare for their Carabao Cup semi-final clash against the Gunners at Stamford Bridge.

A late equaliser in the game in January 3rd denied Chelsea a win at the Emirates, and with this round being played over two legs, Antonio Conte’s men will undoubtedly looking to take an advantage into the away match.

Arsenal has become a bit of a bogey team for the Italian manager, who has only beaten them once in six meetings, including a defeat in the FA Cup final.

He will be able to pick from a fully fit squad on Wednesday, apart from new signing Ross Barkley, who is still working on a return to action.

Arsenal meanwhile will be without Sead Kolasinac, Olivier Giroud, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny.

All eyes will be on Alvaro Morata, who missed as many as three clear-cut chances at the Emirates last week. The Spaniard is clearly low on confidence and desperately needs a goal to his name.

After two draws against Arsenal already this season, Chelsea simply have to put things right and need to take a win into the game next week.

 

Predicted Line-up

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger; Moses, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Kante, Alonso; Hazard, Morata

Prediction

You’d expect Chelsea to be much stronger than they were at the Emirates a few days ago. Chelsea have a good home record against Arsenal and will win again on Wednesday night. 2-0

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