Chelsea will take on Arsenal in the London derby at the Stamford Bridge today, where the Blues will be looking to consolidate their top position in the Premier League.
Here is the starting line-up of both the teams:
Chelsea Starting XI: Cech; Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Matic, Luiz, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.
Chelsea subs: Schwarzer, Kalas, Mikel, Lampard, Salah, Ba and Torres.
Arsenal Starting XI: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski, Giroud
Arsenal Subs: Fabianski, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Flamini, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Gnabry
As we can see, Nemanja Matic has come into the side while as expected Andre Schurrle has been drafted in place of Willian, who is suspended for this tie. David Luiz returns in the midfield role as well. John Terry makes his 400th Premier League starts today as well.
For Arsenal, it is a special occasion for the Gunners’ boss, Arsene Wenger, who completes his 1000th match for the North Londoners.
January signing Kim Kallstrom has made the bench while Podolski and Rosciky both start.