A good ol’ fashioned top of the table brawl comes our way from Stamford Bridge as Arsene Wenger will look to complete the tall task of stopping – or at least slowing – the title favorites.
The match, Cesc Fabregas’s first against former club Arsenal with another Premier League club, will be live on NBCSN at 9:05am ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Diego Costa starts for Chelsea for the second time this week, despite Jose Mourinho’s insistence that his fitness only allows him one match a week. Mourinho has begged the Spanish national team to sit Costa during the international break, but he was nonetheless called into the squad.
Costa started and played the full 90 minutes midweek against Sporting CP, so it remains to be seen how much he has in him.
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Arsenal are facing a few injury problems, as they have for much of this season, with Theo Walcott and Mikel Arteta out along with long-term misses Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy.
They face a massive test against unbeaten Chelsea, who have nearly their full squad, minus Didier Drogba and Ramires through injury.
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.
Bench: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Willian, Salah, Remy.
Arsenal: Szczesny; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Wilshere, Flamini, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez; Welbeck.
Bench: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Podolski.