Our medical team have issued a fresh update on the squad ahead of tomorrow’s game against Chelsea.
Here’s the latest news:
Tight right hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).
Available for selection after suspension.
Back in full training (from hamstring). Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).
Back in full training (from knee). Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).
Right ankle. Ankle ligament injury. Aiming to return to full training in January.
Tight left hamstring. Being assessed ahead of Chelsea (h).
Concussion. Sustained during Bournemouth (a). Will miss Chelsea (h) and will be managed as per concussion protocols.
Right shoulder. Dislocated right shoulder. Kieran has had successful surgery and will now rehabilitate for around three months, aiming to return to full training in March.
Only Liverpool (8) have won more Premier League games on the road this season than Chelsea (6).
Chelsea have only lost our final league game in one of the last 16 calendar years (11 wins, four draws), going down 1-3 at home to Aston Villa in 2011.
Frank Lampard’s side have lost five of our past seven Premier League matches, winning the other two.
No team has won more Premier League London derby matches than Chelsea (129), one more than Arsenal.
Lampard’s playing record for Chelsea against Arsenal was 11 wins, nine draws and 11 defeats. He scored five goals
While I didn’t agree with using a 3-4-3 against Southampton, I do believe that a “Conte-esque” formation is the right move away to Arsenal. I would have liked to see Azpilicueta start as one of the back three like under Conte, but injuries ruled that option out. Otherwise, I agreed with all the community’s choices.
Arrizabalaga | Tomori, Zouma, Rüdiger | Emerson, Kanté, Kovačić, Azpilicueta | Pulisic, Abraham, Willian