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Predicted Chelsea lineup against Arsenal: Pedro to start in only change from Liverpool

Matić vs. Fàbregas, Willian vs. Pedro, the rest picks itself

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In his press conference this morning, Antonio Conte confirmed that the whole squad is available for selection for the big game tomorrow.

David Luiz and Eden Hazard have been carrying minor knocks, but have been training all week, so presumably they will both be out there as usual.  They are both crucial for Chelsea's success, especially against one of our closest rivals and direct competition for the top four.  While Chelsea's position at the top is quite assured, with a nine-point lead over both Spurs and the Gunners, there are still 15 games to go and we cannot start thinking that it's going to be easy.

"We must pay great attention," as Conte likes to say.

A healthy squad should mean that Conte can once again pick his usual starting eleven, which should include the in-form Pedro instead of Willian next to Costa and Hazard.  While Arsenal's midfield woes could open up a starting opportunity for Cesc Fàbregas, the former Arsenal man will probably be kept back for the impact substitute role that he's performed so well over the course of the season.

Courtois | Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Matić, Kanté, Moses | Hazard, Costa, Pedro

The only difference is the Cesc-for-Matić swap in the community's preferred lineup.  Matić did receive 58% of the vote but the 3-4-3 formation remains the clear choice over the 3-5-2 (68% to 29%).

3-4-3 (68%):
Courtois (99+%) | Cahill (93%), David Luiz (90%), Azpilicueta (98%) | Alonso (90%), Fàbregas (67%), Kanté (99%), Moses (93%) | Hazard (71%), Costa (99%), Pedro (81%)

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