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Chelsea v Arsenal predicted XIs: Team news as Arteta gives update on struggling Lacazette

By Mohamed Moallim

Published: 14:31, 18 April 2022 | Updated: 10:54, 25 April 2022

Arsenal are looking for a return to successful ways in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge when they face Chelsea on Wednesday evening (19:45 UK time).

Mikel Arteta’s men have now suffered three consecutive defeats to leave their Champions League dreams hanging. As for the Blues, who have played two games fewer than fourth-placed Tottenham, they’re five points clear in third and know a top-four finish is close to being guaranteed with another victory here.

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Chelsea team news vs Arsenal: 

  • Ins:
  • Outs: Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell
  • Doubts: Ross Barkley

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Predicted Chelsea XI vs Arsenal:

  • Mendy; Silva, Rudiger, Christensen; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Werner (3-4-3).

Arsenal team news vs Chelsea:

  • Ins:
  • Outs: Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey
  • Doubts: Alexandre Lacazette and Takehiro Tomiyasu

Having missed their most recent game at Southampton there’s still doubts over Alexandre Lacazette ahead of this London derby.

The 30-year-old French striker though has been struggling in front of goal lately. Across his previous 11 league appearances Lacazette has managed to find the goal one time, however during this aforementioned period he’s created no fewer than four, including two as the Gunners ran out 2-3 winners at relegation-threatened Watford last month.

Though on recent performances it suggests he wasn’t missed in the Southampton defeat, he’s still one of the more experienced players in Arteta’s squad, illness was cited as the reason behind Lacazette’s absence with the Arsenal head coach suggesting it could be touch and go regarding his involvement at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

“It will depend whether he’s negative and whether he is feeling better and if his symptoms have gone and if he’s available to play (against Chelsea),” he told reporters.

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Predicted Arsenal XI vs Chelsea:

  • Ramsdale; Soares, White, Gabriel, Tavares; Xhaka, Lokonga; Pepé, Odegaard, Saka; Lacazette (4-2-3-1)



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