Live streaming epl match today Arsenal vs Chelsea on 4 January 2018.
Chelsea will overtake Manchester United into second place if they can get past Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
Petr Cech will be aiming to take his tally of Premier League clean sheets to 200 as the Gunners try to leapfrog Tottenham into fifth place. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil will face a late fitness test ahead of the Premier League fixture.It is Wednesday night, which – like every other day of the week for the past fortnight – means it is Premier League football time. Tonight’s fixture is the Petr Cech/Cesc Fabregas derby between Arsenal and Chelsea.
This match has the propensity to provoke rash behaviour. Six red cards have been shown in the past seven meetings between these two sides, with David Luiz the most recent culprit when he was sent off in the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in September.
This time around the match comes at the end of a gruelling Premier League Christmas and New Year schedule that has seen both teams go unbeaten. Chelsea could moved above Manchester United into second place with victory tonight, while a win for Arsenal would see them leapfrog Spurs into fifth.
Just to an another element of intrigue, this match is the first of three quickfire meetings between Arsenal and Chelsea, with the sides scheduled to meet in a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final later this month.
So, what about tonight? Well here are two (possibly) relevant stats:
- Arsenal’s 3-0 win at the Emirates last season is their only victory in the last 12 Premier League meetings against Chelsea.
- Arsenal have failed to score in seven of the last nine Premier League matches against Chelsea.
Line up match :
Chelsea Team: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c), Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata
Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi
And Nacho Monreal is a long-term absentee with an ankle problem.
Chelsea have Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas back after Antonio Conte rested them against Stoke.
David Luiz is close to returning from a knee injury but remains out.