Chelsea v Arsenal Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

Eden Hazard Chelsea Arsenal Carabao Cup

Eden Hazard Chelsea Arsenal Carabao Cup

Arsene Wenger's side are in their own slump and would be looking to get things right against their Capital rivals, having been shocked last weekend and dumped out of the FA Cup with a 4-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

They retain a chance of winning the Carabao Cup, facing Chelsea in the first leg of their semi-final tie on Wednesday night, and are one of the favourites to win the UEFA Europa League.

Wenger also remained tight-lipped on rumoured interest in Jonny Evans but conceded, if it came down to it, Arsenal would lose a financial fight with Manchester City over the West Brom defender.

Arsenal are down in sixth as they bid to try and qualify for the Champions League after having missed out on a top-four finish last term under Arsene Wenger.

"We signed a Greek boy (Mavropanos) who looks quite good in training but apart from that, we have not done anything".

The Frenchman, who has been the Gunners manager since 1996, is contracted at the Emirates Stadium until 2019, having extended his stay a year ago.

It's been a week since their meeting, but the decision to award Chelsea star Eden Hazard a penalty still irks Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.

The first-choice trio of Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac remain injured ahead of Wednesday's trip to Stamford Bridge with none of the three to have featured this year. Fortunately for Wenger, Chelsea are in the midst of a hectic schedule that Conte admits is stretching his squad to breaking point.

Meanwhile, the French tactician offered an update on both Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi, but the comments were not promising with both likely to have a late fitness test ahead of the game. He needs a bit of time to work on the physical and tactical aspect, but his condition is very good. "I'm very happy to have Ross with us for the rest of the season".

Chelsea are bidding to reach the League Cup final for the first time since they last won the tournament in 2015.

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