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4-1-4-1: Kovacic and Hazard starts in probable Chelsea line up vs Arsenal

The first major London derby takes place today as Chelsea face off Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge. Both teams would have several new coaches on the dugout with Chelsea snapping former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri while Arsenal lured former PSG boss Unai Emery to the Emirates.

Both teams had contrasting start to the season as Arsenal got defeated by champions Manchester City while Chelsea romped to a convincing victory at Huddersfield. We predict the likely line up for the blockbuster clash.

Kepa is expected to start in goal for the blues ably shielded by a back four consisting of Marcos Alonso and Azpiculleta at full back. David Luiz and Rudiger are the two centre-backs in the new 4-3-3 formation used by Chelsea this season. the midfield trio are expected to remain fairly the same with new boy Jorginho flanked by the protection of Kante and the driving runs of Ross Barkley.

While the attack could witness a change with Hazard replacing Pedro to form a potent front three for the Blues.

Chelsea Injuries

Cesch Fabregas is the only Chelsea player ruled out of action due to a knee injury and he has been ruled out of this one against his former club.

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