Arsenal vs Chelsea predicted XI: It’s the final countdown

Arsenal, Dani Ceballos (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Arsenal, Hector Bellerin
Arsenal, Hector Bellerin (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images) /


Don’t expect any surprises here either, even though there are options. Really the only other thing that I’m considering here is if Kieran Tierney starts at left wingback and Kolasinac starts at centerback, but again, I’d rather avoid Kolasinac at all, so Kieran Tierney will probably be starting at left centerback.

Which means that left wingback has to go to Bukayo Saka for reasons that we will discuss when we get to the front three. Although I’ll admit not being totally thrilled with Saka at left wingback, since he’s better served in these kinds of matches when he’s in the attack.

Regardless, Saka here is better than no Saka at all.

On the right, Hector Bellerin should be back. It was weird seeing him not even available against Watford due to an apparent calf issue.

Either that or Cedric, but expect Bellerin.

Central midfield is next.