Arsenal host Chelsea in an enormous Boxing Day conflict and full commentary is completely LIVE on talkSPORT.
The 2 groups go into this London derby in vastly totally different circumstances.
Arsenal are down in 15th and battling the very actual risk of relegation having taken simply 14 factors from 14 video games this season.
They have been dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Manchester City on Tuesday and the strain is constructing on Mikel Arteta.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, then again, might go second within the desk with a win in north London having impressed this season.
Arsenal v Chelsea: Find out how to pay attention
This match will get below means at 5:30pm on Boxing Day.
Full protection from the Emirates will probably be completely reside on talkSPORT, with our protection beginning at 5pm.
Faye Carruthers will probably be your host and commentary will from from Nigel Adderley and David Connolly.
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Arsenal v Chelsea: Workforce information
Arsenal: Leno, Holding, Pablo Mari, Tierney, Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Lacazette, Martinelli
Subs: Ceballos, Runarsson, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles, Cedric, Pepe, Mustafi, Willock, Nketiah
Chelsea: Mendy, James, Zouma, Thiago Silva, Chilwell, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham, Werner
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Jorginho, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Gilmour, Azpilicueta, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri
Arsenal v Chelsea: What has been stated?
Following their Carabao Cup defeat to Man City, Mikel Arteta stated: “We’re combating and we’re going to maintain combating. There isn’t another means.
“It’s a extremely onerous outcome to take however now we have to take a look at issues that may assist us sooner or later as nicely.
“Issues have to show round.
“This can be a essential second for us within the season and now we have to do it this week.
“I’m actually feeling for the gamers, and clearly for our followers as a result of one thing is going on each recreation for various causes. However we want outcomes.”
Arsenal v Chelsea: Match stats and details
- Arsenal misplaced this precise fixture 1-2 final season, regardless of being 1-Zero forward till the 83rd minute. They’ve not misplaced back-to-back residence league video games towards Chelsea since November 2009.
- Chelsea have misplaced simply two of their final 17 Premier League conferences with Arsenal (W9 D6), with each of these defeats coming on the Emirates (0-Three in September 2016, 0-2 in January 2019).
- The facet scoring first received not one of the three conferences in all competitions between Arsenal and Chelsea final season (D1 L2), with Arsenal coming from behind to win the FA Cup ultimate in the newest encounter.
- Arsenal haven’t misplaced any of their final 12 Boxing Day residence video games (W10 D2) since a 0-2 loss towards Nottingham Forest in 1987. The Gunners have received every of their final 9 such video games within the Premier League, together with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in 2001.
- Chelsea misplaced 0-2 towards Southampton on Boxing Day final season, ending a run of 14 video games with out defeat on 26th December (W9 D5). The Blues haven’t misplaced consecutive Boxing Day matches since 1994/1995.
- Arsenal are winless of their final seven Premier League video games (D2 L5) – solely as soon as within the competitors’s historical past have that they had an extended run with out a win, going eight video games between November 1992-January 1993.
- Chelsea haven’t misplaced three consecutive Premier League away video games since February 2019, a run which included a defeat at Arsenal.
- Two of Arsenal’s 4 Premier League victories this season have are available London derbies, with the Gunners successful 3-Zero at Fulham at 2-1 towards West Ham of their opening two video games of the marketing campaign.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored on each of his Boxing Day appearances within the Premier League – he might develop into the primary Arsenal participant to attain on three consecutive Boxing Day video games since Thierry Henry between 2002-2004.
- Jorginho has scored in every of his final two Premier League video games towards Arsenal. The final Chelsea participant to attain in three consecutive Premier League appearances towards the Gunners was Didier Drogba in October 2010.