Arsenal take on Chelsea at the Emirates this evening in the biggest match of their Premier League season so far. The Blues are fresh off a defeat against Liverpool but travel across London with an excellent record against the Gunners. The visitors are without skipper John Terry but the highly popular Diego Costa is expected to play from the off.
Match: Arsenal v Chelsea
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick Off (GMT): Sat 24 Sep 17:30
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It’s a massive match at the Emirates this evening. The Gunners have won just two of the last 15 home matches between the two clubs. Arsenal fans will just be glad that Didier Drogba isn’t still playing for the visitors but forward Diego Costa still has a rather impressive goalscoring record against The Gunners with two goals in three Premier League matches.
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The Gunners are without long-term absentees Danny Welbeck and Per Mertesacker as well as Aaron Ramsey who hasn’t recovered from his injury as well as expected. However Arsene Wenger could welcome back Olivier Giroud into the squad, the French forward seems to have recovered from a toe injury which ruled him out of last weekend’s match against Hull City.
The big absence for the visitors is John Terry. The Chelsea skipper is out until next week with an ankle injury and The Blues are also missing Kurt Zouma.
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Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea
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