[Image] Predicted 4-3-3 Chelsea XI to face Arsenal – Can Sarri do the double over the Gunners?

Predicted Chelsea line-up to face Arsenal in the Premier League

Chelsea are coming off a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Newcastle United. It is going to be a busy month for the Blues who have some crucial fixtures that could change the course of their season.

In the reverse fixture against Arsenal, which was the second game of the season, Chelsea emerged 3-2 victors, thanks to a late Marcos Alonso winner. This will be an intriguing fixture for the Blues who are now just one point behind Tottenham in the fight for third place.

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Chelsea have a solid looking team available for selection. Alvaro Morata is a slight worry as he picked up a hamstring niggle and Ruben Loftus-Cheek is still out with a long-term injury.

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Probable Chelsea XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

GK – Kepa Arizzabalaga

Having signed for a record fee in the summer, Kepa has showcased his strength quite well at Stamford Bridge and has firmly established himself as the first-choice.

RB – Cesar Azpilicueta

Azpilicueta has developed into a leader of men at Stamford Bridge. He is crucial to this Chelsea side.

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RCB – Antonio Rudiger

Rudiger has been excellent all season for Chelsea and most of his commendable performances this season have gone unnoticed.

LCB – David Luiz

Now that Fabregas has left the club, Luiz has the added job of being the distributor. While he is still a centre-back, he will be looking forward to the opportunity of doing more of the attacking work.

LB – Marcos Alonso

He has established himself as one of the best left-backs in the world because of his attacking potential and equally impressive defensive work rate.

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RCM – N’Golo Kante

Arguably the best midfielder in the world, Kante has been deployed in a more advanced role by Sarri. Expect him to continue in the same position.

CDM – Jorginho

Jorginho has been Chelsea’s pendulum all season and is responsible for keeping the ball moving. He is Sarri’s messenger on the pitch and will start in his usual spot.

LCM – Matteo Kovacic

The Real Madrid loanee has impressed at Chelsea since making the switch to the Premier League. He looks set to start this game ahead of Ross Barkley.

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RW – Willian

Willian showed the fans what he’s still got to offer, with an astonishing goal last week against Newcastle. Expect him to start this crucial game.

CF – Eden Hazard

The ace up Sarri’s sleeve – Eden Hazard will continue in the false-9 role that he has slowly become accustomed to. Expect to see the Belgian spend a lot of time winning fouls.

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LW – Pedro

The experience and quality that Pedro brings has never been up for debate. He should keep his starting spot on the left while constantly switching positions with Willian and Hazard.

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Written by Nikhil Vinod

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