Arsenal and Chelsea will square up at the Emirates in a crunch Premier League tie, Chelsea will be looking to finally beat Arsenal after they signed a new striker, the gunners have also reinforced their team with a top creative midfielder.Chelsea spent £97m to re-sign Romelu Lukaku, his arrival has pushed Tammy Abraham out of the club, currently Romelu Lukaku is a far superior player to Tammy Abraham which makes the move a favorable one, the Belgian will be available to take on Arsenal on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta now has a creative midfielder and Thomas Tuchel has a top striker to shoulder the goal scoring responsibilities, but how will they set up their team as they face each other on Sunday.
Here Are Some Potential Starting XI Tuchel And Mikel Arteta Might Use On Sunday
Thomas Tuchel now has a top striker to rely on for goals, so he will likely ditch the false 9 role that has seen Kai Havertz play as a striker, here is how Tuchel might set his team up in a 3:4:3 lineup.
In this formation Romelu Lukaku will play as a lone striker while Mason Mount and Kai Havertz flanks him, Timo Werner will only have a place on the bench.
A two man midfield of Jorginho and Ngolo Kante will be selected, although when Chelsea have the ball the two wing-backs will join them in midfield.
Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger and Azpilcueta will serve as a three man center-back.
Goalkeeper: Edouard Mendy
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Cesar Azpilcueta.
Midfielders: Jorginho and Ngolo Kante.
Attackers: Mason Mount, Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz.
Mikel Arteta will have the services of Martin Odegaard at his disposal, the Norwegian captain will likely start the game after Arsenal played poorly against Brentford.
The situation with Aubameyang and Lacazette is still not clear so it’s likely that Arteta will start Gabriel Martineli in the striker role, he will be flanked by Bukayo Saka and Nicolas Pepe.
A three man midfield of Granit Xhaka, Sambi Lokonga and Emile Smith Rowe started the game against Brentford, but Martin Odegaard is likely to replace Smith Rowe in the attacking midfield role.
In defence, Tierney should start ahead of Tavares in left back, Ben White and Pablo Mari should pair in the absence of Gabriel Magalhaes, while Chambers retains his right-back spot.
Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno
Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Ben White, Pablo Mari and Callum Chambers.
Midfielders: Xhaka, Lokonga and Martin Odegaard.
Attackers: Pepe, Gabriel Martineli and Bukayo Saka.