The EPL defending champions will today welcome the Gunners to Stamford Bridge for what most Chelsea’s fans around the world have tagged ‘a must win’ for the Blues in other to still remain competitive in the race for the EPL title.
Chelsea had their second win of the season in the Champions League game against Maccabi Tel Aviv during the midweek and we expect that win to bolster the confidence of the team generally.
The Blues have started the season on a very poor note with just a win in five matches and have only been able to gather just four points out of a possible 15 points, which have left them 11 points behind title rival Manchester City.
Willian is completely ruled out from today’s game due to hamstring injury suffered during midweek. Pedro, Falcao and Oscar are still struggling for fitness but we expect the later to start given that he had a fantastic game in Chelsea’s victory over M TEL Aviv and coupled with Willian injury.
Pedro is a doubt for this match but could make the starting line-up having missed the Champions League game in midweek.
Here is how I expect the Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho to line-up his side with a tweak to the team that played in the Champions League.