Chelsea v Arsenal, LIVE: Frank Lampard’s side look to complete league double over London rivals and bolster top four credentials
- Chelsea are looking to complete a league double against London rivals Arsenal
- Frank Lampard’s side lost in the closing stages away at Newcastle on Saturday
- Arsenal were held by Sheffield United and both sides are in need of a victory
- Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Hudson-Odoi
- Arsenal XI: Leno; Bellerin, Mustafi, Luiz, Saka; Torreira, Xhaka; Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli; Lacazette
- Follow all the action from Stamford Bridge as it happens here with Sportsmail
Chelsea are look to ensure bragging rights remain in west London as they attempt to complete a Premier League double over fierce rivals Arsenal on Tuesday night.
Frank Lampard and his side were stunned last time out losing away at Newcastle but they will not be short of motivation when they host Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.
With Chelsea hovering in fourth, Lampard will be keen to get another victory to strengthen their position and will take heart from their win at the end of 2019 away at the Emirates.
It promises to be a spectacle under the lights at Stamford Bridge so follow all the action as it happens right here with Sportsmail.
Just the one change for Arsenal.
That is a very young-looking bench for Mikel Arteta to call on with Matteo Guendouzi, Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Eddie Nketiah among his options if he needs to change the game.
Two changes by Lampard then after that dismal defeat away to Newcastle.
Kovacic and Emerson come in for Mount and James.
Opportunity for those who struggled in the north east to prove their worth in the derby this evening.
If Arsenal have any sort of hope that they can still finish in the top four, they cannot afford to leave Stamford Bridge with anything less than three points tonight.
With Wolves playing Liverpool on Thursday, Sheffield United playing Manchester City tonight and both Tottenham and Manchester United in action on Wednesday, there is a real opportunity for both Chelsea and Arsenal to put pressure on those around them.
As was revealed earlier, Arsenal have a torrid record at Stamford Bridge and so the chips are stacked against the side that are currently slumped in 10th…
Arsenal only beat Chelsea ONCE at Stamford Bridge in the last decade… both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard played that day and now meet as managers with the Gunners needing a victory to keep their season alive
JACK BEZANTS: Arsenal have endured some bruising away trips in their slow but steady fall from grace across the last few years and the short trip to west London has been as arduous as many for the most faithful of Gunners fans.
FULL STORY HERE.
Frank Lampard and his players have arrived for this one, which kicks off at 20:15 GMT.
There is plenty to motivate them tonight: a London derby, a desire to put distance between themselves and top four rivals and the prospect of doing the league double over Arsenal.
Good evening and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Chelsea vs Arsenal under the lights at Stamford Bridge.
It was not that long ago that Mikel Arteta’s side threw away an impressive performance to lose to the Blues at home and they will be keen to exact revenge tonight.
For Chelsea, they are looking to right the wrongs of defeat to Newcastle at the weekend.
Lots to talk about, lots to keep an eye on, so stick with me throughout the night here on our dedicated live blog.
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