Frank Lampard will be looking for a response after the deeply disappointing defeat away at Newcastle on Saturday. He’ll have no home comforts to fall back on, however, with the Blues recent form in front of their own fans a cause for concern.
Mikel Arteta will be desperate to get a result at Stamford Bridge if the Gunners are to somehow find a way back into the race for the top four.
It promises to be a typically full-blooded London derby between two great rivals.
Here’s everything you need to know:
What time is the match?
The match will kick off at 8.15pm at Stamford Bridge.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Subscribers can also watch the game online via the BT Sport website.
What’s the team news?
Both Reece James and Marcos Alonso will be fit for selection for the hosts but Christian Pulisic remains out.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains a long-term absentee.
For Arsenal, Sokratis could miss out through illness while Reiss Nelson and Sead Kolasinac will definitely miss the trip with injury.
Top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will also definitely miss out as he serves the second of his three-match red card ban.
Chelsea: Kepa, James, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Abraham, Mount
Arsenal: Leno, Maitland-Niles, Luiz, Sokratis, Saka; Xhaka, Torreira, Martinelli, Ozil, Pepe, Lacazette
Mikel Arteta admitted that if they are to have any chance of making the top four they need a victory at Stamford Bridge, but despite Chelsea’s up and down home form they should have enough to cause the Gunners problems too. Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal