After registering a huge win over Manchester City in their last outing, Thomas Tuchel would look to continue his impressive record against the traditional EPL big-six when he welcomes Arsenal to Stamford Bridge this Wednesday.
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are unbeaten seven games in all competitions and head into this tie on a three-game winning run.
Thomas Tuchel‘s side have scored two or more goals in three straight competitive outings.
Arsenal are currently in their lowest league position at this stage of the season, since the 1994/95 season.
The Gunners are unbeaten in three matches, losing just one of their last ten away games.
Both teams have scored in six out of the last seven competitive matches they have played.
Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea will look to continue their brilliant form this Wednesday when they welcome their fierce rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.
After strengthening their case for a top-four finish this season with a 2-1 away win over champions-elect Man City, The Blues are now hoping to solidify their grip on the third place, thanks to the form of their closest rivals who are dropping points.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have put in a series of impressive performances in recent games to make them arguably the most in-form team in the league currently.
They head into this derby unbeaten in five league games, with five wins and three clean sheets recorded in that period.
Considering the position of their London rivals, the hosts enter this tie as the favourites. However, they must remain cautious of Mikel Arteta and arsenal, who have lost just twice in their last ten games away from home.
Christensen and Mateo Kovačić are the only injury doubts for Tuchel, who has an almost fully fit squad to select from.
Edouard Mendy; Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Ben Chilwell; Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
The 3-1 win over West Brom at the weekend made it two wins in two Premier League games for the Gunners.
With their season set to end in mediocrity following elimination from the Europa League and uncertainty about European football next season, Mikel Arteta’s side face their rivals, knowing that only a win can appease a very disgruntled fan base.
The visitors are currently occupying 9th place but still have a shot at finishing within the top seven as they are four points behind Tottenham with three games to play.
But any chance of a top-seven finish will be dependent on their performance on Wednesday, as only a win can give them the slim chance of finishing within the European places.
However, their league form suggests that they can pick up valuable points as they have won three of their last five league games.
Granit Xhaka remains sidelined with a muscle injury, while David Luiz and Pablo Mari are injury doubts for this game.
Bernd Leno; Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Granit Xhaka; Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey; Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Chelsea : Draw : Arsenal :: 1.66 : 3.90 : 5.00
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal