A Mouthwatering London derby takes place in game-week two of the new Premier League season, as Arsenal lock horns with Chelsea at the Emirates stadium on Sunday afternoon.
After winning the UEFA Super Cup against La-Liga outfits Villarreal, Chelsea are kick-off their new Premier League campaign in perfect ways, as they beating Crystal Palace 3-0 at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
The Blues taken the lead through Marcos Alonso brilliant free-kick before Christian Pulisic converted Mason Mount rebound cross to doubled his side’s lead at half-time.
Trevoh Chalobah, who handed his Premier League debut against the Eagles after impressed against Villarreal in the Super Cup, netting an unstoppable shot from outside the box to added more figures to Blues goals.
The centre-back picked the ball up in space, drove forward and hammered in a screamer from 25 yards which clipped the inside of the post on the way in, the third goal in a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Thomas Tuchel & co. now switch their attention on next match against Arsenal, who had a remarkable record over the Blues in their last ten matches across all competitions.
Also, Chelsea fans need no reminding that their final away game last season ended in a dampening 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa, but they had witnessed their side win six and draw two of their previous eight on the road before that and have not lost to Arsenal on a Sunday since the 2008-09 season.
Ahead of short trip to north London club, Thomas Tuchel has received huge boost concerning the situation of Hakim Ziyech and N’Golo Kante after pair made returned to Cobham this week.
The Blues duo missed their side’s opening Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace due to their respectively injury problem, but made returned to Cobham in the last couple of days.
Ziyech, who sustained dislocated shoulder problem against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup last week, expected to be ruled out of action at least two weeks, but the Moroccan international back quickly to work.
Kante, on the other hand, sustained an ankle problem against Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup, but the Frenchman also made quickly returned, as he appeared alongside rest of Thomas Tuchel’s men at Cobham on Friday for preparations for London derby clash against Arsenal.
Romelu Lukaku, who joined the European champions from Inter Milan in a region of £98million last week, also in contention to start against Arsenal after involved in series of training session at Cobham since early of the week.
The 28-year-old powerful frontman started training session alongside his new team-mates on Tuesday, also participated in Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s training session.
Lukaku was showcased series of commitment through the week training session, which give him opportunity to make his Chelsea’s second debut against Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel appeared confirmed the forward will be in selection against Arsenal, as the Blues boss hope of defeat his local rivals Arsenal, who beating the west London club home and away last term in the Premier League.
The Gunners kick-started their revival with a 3-1 Boxing Day win at the Emirates before Emile Smith Rowe capitalised on Jorginho’s error at Stamford Bridge for a 1-0 win, although Chelsea did prevail 2-1 in the Mind Series earlier this month.
Also Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic will miss the clash due to both tested positive for coronavirus, while Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell and Reece James all are expected to be in selection after involved in series of training session alongside the rest of Thomas Tuchel’s squad since early of the week.
The full Chelsea squad available for selection against Arsenal
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Marcus Bettinelli.
Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azipilicueta, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Kurt Zouma.
Midfielder: N’Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz.
Winger: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech
Striker: Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner
Where is the match being played? at Emirates stadium
When is kick off? Sunday 22 August, at 4:30PM