Emery’s Arsenal looking to avoid second loss in a row with trip to London rivals


Who’s in better form?

Chelsea head into the weekend sitting second after just one game with three points from the opening weekend when they won 3-0 away to Huddersfield.

Arsenal are 15th with zero points after a 2-0 home loss against the champions last weekend.

Head to head?

Chelsea haven’t won against Arsenal in the last six competitive meetings but four of those six have ended in draws with the Gunners winning the other two. The most recent meeting between the two came in the EFL Cup back in January when Arsenal won 2-1 at home.

Team news?

Chelsea: Cesc Fabregas has been ruled out against his former club while Matteo Kovacic has joined up with the squad after his loan move from Real Madrid. Eden Hazard is set to start after coming off the bench last weekend.

Arsenal: Ainsley Maitland-Niles is out after his injury last weekend while Sead Kolasinac, Laurent Koscielny, and Carl Jenkinson remain out.

When, where, and how can you watch?

Kick off is at 12:30 p.m. EST. / 5:30 p.m. BST. on Sat. Aug. 18. at Stamford Bridge. The game will be televised in Canada on Sportsnet World and Sportsnet One, and in the U.K. on BT Sport.


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