Arsenal vs Chelsea preview: Prediction, team news & lineups

  • Arsenal take on Chelsea in midweek Premier League clash
  • Gunners returned to top of Premier League table after victory at Wolves
  • Chelsea beaten in FA Cup semi-final on Saturday
Arsenal welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates on Tuesday night
Arsenal welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates on Tuesday night / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Arsenal are in midweek Premier League action on Tuesday night as they welcome London rivals Chelsea to the Emirates.

The Gunners earned some much-needed respite on Saturday as they overcame an injury-hit Wolves at Molineux to return to the top of the Premier League table after a tough period which saw them exit the Champions League.

Manchester City will have two games in hand on Arsenal by the time they take on Brighton on Thursday, and it was they who ended Chelsea's FA Cup charge at the weekend. Bernardo Silva's scrappy late winner saw the Cityzens advance into the final at the Blues' expense.

It's been a campaign of tumult in west London, with Mauricio Pochettino failing to ignite the Todd Boehly era. The west Londoners are playing for very little down the stretch with a mid-table finish likely, but they'd certainly take great pleasure from crippling Arsenal's title charge.

These two sides played out a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture as Mikel Arteta's Gunners fought back from 2-0 down.

Here's our preview of Tuesday night's clash in north London.

How to watch Arsenal vs Chelsea on TV

  • When is kick-off? Tuesday 23 April
  • What time is kick-off? 20:00 (GMT)
  • Where is it played? Emirates Stadium
  • TV channel/live stream? discovery+, TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate, discovery+ App (UK) /, UNIVERSO, USA Network, NBC Sports App (US) / fuboTV (Canada)
  • Referee? Simon Hooper

Arsenal team news

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Two former Blues could start for the Gunners on Tuesday / Visionhaus/GettyImages

There are no fresh injury concerns from Saturday's trip to Molineux, with Arteta likely to just be without Jurrien Timber on Tuesday night.

The boss will likely make a couple of changes to his team, with Takehiro Tomiyasu potentially coming in at left-back. Leandro Trossard deserves to keep his place in the frontline.

Jorginho and Kai Havertz are both in contention to start against their former club.

Chelsea team news

Chelsea's injury list is considerably longer than the Gunners', with Pochettino set to be without a long list of players for their trip to the Emirates.

The Blues will be without the likes of Romeo Lavia, Reece James, Lesley Ugochukwu, Christopher Nkunku, and Wesley Fofana, while Levi Colwill and Malo Gusto, who was forced off at the weekend, are both doubts.

Raheem Sterling and Axel Disasi should come into the XI, with superstar Cole Palmer likely to start down the right flank.

Arsenal vs Chelsea predicted lineups

Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Jorginho, Rice, Odegaard; Saka, Havertz, Trossard.

Chelsea: Petrovic; Disasi, Silva, Chalobah, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson.

Arsenal's recent form





Wolves 0-2 Arsenal

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Bayern Munich 1-0 Arsenal

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Arsenal 0-2 Aston Villa

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Arsenal 2-2 Bayern Munich

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Brighton 0-3 Arsenal

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Chelsea's recent form





Man City 1-0 Chelsea

FA Cup


Chelsea 6-0 Everton

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Sheffield Utd 2-2 Chelsea

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Chelsea 4-3 Man Utd

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Chelsea 2-2 Burnley

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Arsenal vs Chelsea score prediction

Chelsea were excellent in the reverse fixture, and their performances as of late have been far from disastrous. They would've beaten Man City at the weekend hadn't they been so utterly incompetent in the final third.

So, we should expect a competitive affair on Tuesday with the visitors, led by a former Spurs manager, keen to disrupt their London rivals' title challenge.

The Gunners were given a borderline gimme on Saturday given Wolves' absences, but their performance was professional nonetheless. I can envisage Chelsea giving Arsenal a few difficulties in midweek, but are Poch's team capable of securing such a big result away from home? They've done it at the Etihad, and they'll come close here.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea