Chelsea v Arsenal - match preview, predicted starting line-ups & Opta stats

Police patrol outside the Emirates Stadium prior to the match between Arsenal and Cologne

Police patrol outside the Emirates Stadium prior to the match between Arsenal and Cologne

However, they suffered a crushing 4-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool and Wenger admitted that "everything" was wrong with the Gunners' performance at Anfield.

Arsenal also said it was "very disappointing" that many tickets had been sold through touts.

Heightened security is likely at Stamford Bridge in the wake of the Parsons Green explosion, which is being treated as a terror incident.

Arsenal won the most recent meetings with Chelsea, claiming the FA Cup in May and the Community Shield, on penalties, in August. I always see a good mentality from my players.

Conte added: "The first goal was very odd".

Chelsea go into the derby showdown in good spirits after three successive league wins and a 6-0 Champions League demolition of Qarabag in midweek.

Given Arsenal's awful record away at sides in the top six - which includes this season's 4-0 defeat at Anfield - it's hard to look past a win for the home side.

For the first time in a very long time on Sunday, we'll be seeing how this Thursday night-Sunday afternoon turnaround goes and we probably couldn't get a tougher test than Chelsea away. His bemoaning of foreign managers and inability to pronounce any surname that isn't Smith, Jones or his own has become a tiresome act over the last few years, yet the Arsenal legend may have just redeemed himself.

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It has cost them points for the second time this week, following the 2-2 draw with Sevilla in the Champions League. The Reds pushed for a second and Daniel Sturridge just missed out on James Milner's cross late in the half.

Ahead of a meeting between Chelsea and Arsenal on Sunday, the former England worldwide told Sky Sports: "I like him [Lacazette], I think he is a good player - but Morata is top top drawer".

Conte 48, believes if his boys can end the without picking a red card then they stand a chance of beating the gunners in their League tie on Sunday, September 17.

"We live in a society of 100% security and I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium".

Arsenal Football Club has launched a full review to determine the reason behind the crowd trouble experienced during the Europa League match with German side Cologne.

"When you lose there is always disappointment, but I think last season was a great season for us, a big achievement". Wenger rotated a lot of players, a lot of players are rested for the game against us. "I don't know but they did it very well".

Conte will be without Danny Drinkwater after the England midfielder, a deadline-day signing from Leicester City, was ruled out for several weeks with a calf muscle injury.

Given his position, Bakayoko needs time to adjust to Chelsea's tactics, but Conte is happy with the man who appears to be the Blues' direct replacement for Nemanja Matic, now at Manchester United.

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