We’re back in the Premier League on Sunday after our 1-0 win in Lisbon on Tuesday night, with Arsenal travelling across London to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho is yet to lose against Arsene Wenger in any competition but the Frenchman’s side will fancy their chances with an in-form striker Danny Welbeck upfront.
Chelsea team news
Didier Drogba and Ramires miss out again to injury but Diego Costa is expected to start for the third match in nine days despite his hamstring struggles.
Loic Remy, who is our only fit striker at the moment, will therefore find his place on the bench from the start.
Mourinho will not make many changes to the team that beat Sporting Lisbon this week with Willian expected to get the nod again after showing fine form of late.
The gaffer will aim to control the match from the off and leave no gaps in defence for Arsenal to exploit. It will be key to be patient against a decent Arsenal side.
Arsenal team news
Our London rivals must manage without seven players when they come to the Bridge on Sunday.
Theo Walcott is still not back for the Gunners and both Olivier Giroud and midfield motor Aaron Ramsey have sustained injuries that keep them sidelined.
In addition, captain Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Debuchy will also have to take a spectator’s role for this match with respective calf and ankle injuries.
Arsenal will however have bags of confidence and attacking threat with Danny Welbeck leading the lines from the front.
The striker scored a hat-trick when Arsenal won 4-1 against Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday. Also Alexis Sanchez have shown good form lately and will pose a threat to our full backs.
Arsenal are a great threat on the counter and have loads of pace in attack that could become a problem for us.
Mourinho has six wins and five draws when coming up against Wenger’s Arsenal team and the Blues put Sunday’s opposition in their place in this fixture last season with a brilliant 6-0 win.
Both Chelsea and Arsenal are yet to be beaten this season but Arsenal are trailing the pacesetters by six points due to their four draws.
Arsenal will look to build on their performance on Wednesday night but they have found it difficult on their visits at the Bridge in recent years with their last win recorded back in October 2011.
Drogba will be gutted to miss out on this match, as he loves playing Arsenal. The Ivorian striker has bagged 13 goals in 14 matches against Arsenal.
We think that Costa will get on the scoresheet yet again in a comfortable 3-1 win. What is your score prediction?