Chelsea tackle Arsenal at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s title defence may have gotten off to a rocky start in Week 1, but with wins against Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City under their belt, the Blues appear to be rounding into form.
Manager Antonio Conte rotated his squad somewhat in midweek and still got the result he needed in the UEFA Champions League, a positive sign ahead of today’s big match.
Alvaro Morata has stolen the headlines early this season for the Blues.
He’s not the only striker new to London who has enjoyed a solid start to the campaign. Arsenal’s front man Alexandre Lacazette has scored one less goal but has flashed all of his upside, giving the Gunners hope they have finally found the man to spearhead their attack in the central areas.
In their last outing in the league, the Frenchman combined very well with Danny Welbeck, but fans and pundits alike are anxious to see how he can combine with Alexis Sanchez against an elite defence.
The Chilean has started just one Premier League match so far, and the summer saga involving Manchester City and a late transfer had plenty of people questioning his future.
But with the summer window now done with, Sanchez will likely want to get back to his best in a hurrywhether he intends to sign a new and improved deal with the Gunners or earn a transfer in 2018.
A good showing against Chelsea would boost his profile tremendously after a few difficult weeks, laying the foundation for what could be a pivotal campaign for the former Barcelona man.