In an enticing London derby that will see Arsenal hosting defending champions at the Emirates Stadium tonight. Arsene Wenger is most likely to be without influential captain, Laurent Koscienly for this tie while midfield maestro Mesut Ozil is set to have a let scan on his knee that saw him miss the trip to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich, Albion.
For Arsenal this is a must win game if they are to catch up with their London compatriots who are seven points clear of them.
Antonio Conte will be hoping that they can win so as to continue piling pressure on the ever-rampant Manchester City who seem to be running away with the league title.
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Conte will be relying on Cesc Fabregas, Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard for the goals while he will depend on Bakayoko and Kante to keep the Arsenal midfield at bay.
Playing 3-5-2 will enable Chelsea to play a more fluid kind of attacking game which also enables the wing men to support the defenders by tracking back to give coverup during the attack.
Arsenal come into this game short of key players and will look to Wilshere, Sanchez and Lacazette for the goals.
I feel that this is the kind of game in which Welbeck would be very important to give the Chelsea backline problems in terms of pace and strength while Lacazette gets room to run behind the defenders and try to put some past Courtoise.
Arsenal will most likely deploy Per and Kolasniac at the central of defense supported by either Calum Chambers or Rob Holdings while Maitland Niles and Bellerin run the flanks. Arsenal will employ the 3-4-3 attacking system.
This promises to be an exciting game today with goals involved.
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