Chelsea host Arsenal in the Premier League and the team news is in from Stamford Bridge.
It’s a London derby to mark the resumption of the Premier League following the international break.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea are in fine form after winning their previous three matches in all competitions, while Arsenal sit joint-top and unbeaten so far in the league this season.
Arsenal’s form doesn’t phase Pochettino, who expects a tough clash, but the Argentine is relishing the clash in west London.
“It’s easy to prepare for this type of game because players are motivated, we are motivated, the fans are going to help us, nobody assumes Chelsea are going to win 3-0,” admitted Pochettino in his pre-match press conference.
“It’s going to be tough and I enjoy when I compete in this type of game, when you compete with a team like Arsenal it is fantastic.”
Pochettino added: “Yes, it was a shame (to head into an international break whilst on a winning run) , to keep the momentum. Now is to build another momentum.
“I think we are confident, the team is confident, the players have different mood than one month ago and I think too many positives. Still fighting, still struggling with some injuries of players we cannot recover 100 per cent but working really hard to find solutions and of course, very positive.”
The Premier League contest will get underway at 5.30pm BST at Stamford Bridge.
Here is the confirmed team news ahead of Saturday evening’s London derby.
Starting XI: Sanchez; Cucurella, Colwill, Silva, Gusto; Enzo, Caicedo, Gallagher; Mudryk, Palmer Sterling
Bench: Petrovic, James, Maatsen, Badiashile, Disasi, Ugochukwu, Madueke, Washington, Jackson
Starting XI: Raya, Zinchenko, Gabriel, Saliba, White, Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard, Martinelli, Saka, Jesus
Bench: Hein, Tomiyasu, Kiwior, Partey, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Havertz, Trossard, Nketiah
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