Arsenal predicted line-up against Chelsea

By on November 5, 2022


Arsenal will travel to Stamford Bridge in order to face off against city rival Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.

The Gunners have enjoyed a brilliant start to their season and are currently sitting at the league’s summit with 31 points from 12 games. Meanwhile, the Blues have been inconsistent this term as they are placed sixth in the table with 21 points from their 12 matches.

This will be the 206th encounter between these two sides in all competitions and in the previous 205 meetings Arsenal came away victorious on 80 occasions with Chelsea winning 66 times and the rest finishing in stalemates.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta’s side have enjoyed great success versus the Stamford Bridge outfit in recent times, winning four and losing a solitary game in the last six encounters in all competitions.

Expected Arsenal line-up against Chelsea

Amidst Arsenal’s bright start to this season, injuries have been an issue that have threatened to derail their progress.

Matt Turner and Emile Smith Rowe will remain sidelined due to injury problems, while Takehiro Tomiyasu is also set to miss out after sustaining a hamstring issue during the victory over FC Zurich in midweek. Oleksandr Zinchenko has returned to first-team training after recovering from a calf problem and it will be interesting to see whether he will start in this fixture.

Aaron Ramsdale is set to start in goal, while Gabriel Magalhães should keep hold of his place at the heart of the defence, and alongside the Brazilian William Saliba is expected to be recalled. So, Rob Holding will make way for the Frenchman.

Ben White will be in the right-back position for Arsenal against Chelsea, while Kieran Tierney could commence on the opposite side if Zinchenko isn’t deemed fit enough to start.

Mohamed Elneny has returned to full fitness and started in midweek after recovering from a hamstring injury, but Thomas Partey will return to the first eleven as the holding midfielder in place of the Egyptian on Sunday.

Granit Xhaka was suspended for the Europa League game versus Zurich but will be recalled in the middle of the park, replacing Albert Sambi Lokonga. Martin Odegaard could also return – after starting on the bench in midweek – and he will be given the responsibility of creating opportunities for the forwards. Therefore, Fabio Vieira could find himself on the Arsenal bench.

Gabriel Martinelli is expected to be deployed on the left-wing position, while Bukayo Saka should be on the opposite side with Gabriel Jesus expected to lead the line for Arsenal against Chelsea. So, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Marquinhos are all set to start on the bench.

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