It’s time to taste the Carabao and kick some Gunner tail. It’s Wednesday night under the lights, and it’s live!
Plus, it’s the second match ever in English club football for the VAR, so that could be interesting.
Here we go.
Chelsea starting lineup (3-5-2):
Courtois | Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta | Alonso, Drinkwater, Kante, Fabregas, Moses | Hazard, Morata
Substitutes from: Eduardo, David Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi
Arsenal starting lineup (3-4-2-1):
Ospina | Holding, Mustafi, Chambers | Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Wilshere, Bellerin | Welbeck, Iwobi | Lacazette
Substitutes from: Macey, Mavropanos, Mertesacker, Nelson, Elneny, Walcott, Alexis
Date / Time: Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 20:00 GMT; 3pm EST; 1:30am IST (next day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Martin Atkinson
On TV: Sky Sports Main Event (UK); ESPN2, ESPN Deportes (USA); none? (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: Sky Go (UK); ESPN3 (USA)
Chelsea make two changes to the starting lineup from last week’s Premier League game against Arsenal, with Rudiger coming in for Cahill (who’s not in the matchday squad at all for some reason; rested?) and Drinkwater starting instead of Bakayoko. Good changes, those.
Arsenal meanwhile leave Alexis on the bench and Ozil and Cech are out completely. Xhaka and Mustafi pass their fitness tests, but this lineup looks very beatable.
COME ON, CHELSEA.