Ozil out of Chelsea v Arsenal, Sanchez and Hazard on bench

Share

Reigning champions Chelsea are fresh from a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in the Champions League, but Arsenal also got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Cologne in the Europa League.

What TV Channel is showing Chelsea vs Arsenal?

"The determination and intensity was there against Bournemouth, the way we played was more like it. Chelsea have the same objective as us, they want to challenge for the title so it's a big game this weekend".

What is the latest team news for Chelsea vs Arsenal?

Now Conte says the 26-year-old is a "complete player". Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla are still out for the Gunners.

Second-half goals from Sead Kolasinac, Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin eventually handed Arsenal a comfortable win on Thursday night after Jhon Cordoba had given Cologne a shock lead after just ten minutes.

Elsewhere, Calum Chambers has returned to full training, while Theo Walcott is expected to be fit.

Chelsea have won each of their last five home Premier League games against Arsenal, and the Blues will enter Sunday's match off the back of four straight wins in all competitions.

"They know they lost two games against us that they were not happy to lose, so this is something we have to use to our advantage".

More news: In France, the Americans poured acid

Already attempting to adapt to a late Thursday kickoff following 19 years in the Champions League, the Gunners saw the start of their Europa League match against Koln delayed by an hour due to crowd trouble before finally finishing at nearly 11pm.

The Group H opener, in which Arsenal eventually ran out as 3-1 winners, was delayed by an hour as ticketless Cologne fans looked to gain entry to the ground.

He netted one of the goals of the season in this fixture previous year, the famous night against Spurs that won Leicester the title.

Two consecutive wins will give the Gunners some confidence going into the match, but it's unlikely to be enough to claim a point at the current Premier League champions.

The Lions beat Arsenal in the UEFA Cup final to become the first Turkish side to lift the trophy.

'For this reason, it is a massive game for us.

Eden Hazard could make his first start of the season against Arsenal after coming off the bench in midweek.

Alvaro Morata has scored three goals and assisted two more in his Premier League career so far - all have come via his head.

Share