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Chelsea vs Arsenal lineups: Confirmed team news and XIs for today’s Premier League London derby



Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe start for Arsenal in tonight’s Premier League London derby against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Gabriel Martinelli also starts for the Gunners after his goal against Sheffield united at the weekend, with Alexandre Lacazette completing the attack while Perre-Emerick Aubameyang remains suspended.

Sokratis is still out injured, so Shkodran Mustafi retains his place alongside David Luiz – and Hector Bellerin returns from injury at right-back.


As for Chelsea, goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga starts after Frank Lampard defended his No.1 over the error which cost the Blues in their 1-0 loss at Newcastle.

Reece James was a doubt for the game and is out, with Cesar Azpilicueta starting at right-back and Emerson Palmieri on the left.

Callum Hudson-Odoi starts in attack with Willian and Tammy Abraham, and Mason Mount os on the bench.

Chelsea lineup: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Emerson Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Willian

Subs: Alonso, Barkley, Pedro, Caballero, Zouma, Mount, Batshuayi

Arsenal lineup: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka, Torreira, Xhaka, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Lacazette

Subs: Ceballos, Maitland-Niles, Holding, Martinez, Willock, Guendouzi, Nketiah

Referee: Stuart Attwell


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