Saturday kicks off with a massive clash, as the Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge. Antonio Conte‘s men are far better positioned to come away with three points. Arsene Wenger’s troubles in central midfield will prove to be too much for the Gunners to handle.

 Aaron Ramsey’s injury couldn’t have come at a worse time. Granit Xhaka is serving his suspension, Mohamed Elneny is representing Egypt in AFCON, and Santi Cazorla remains injured. Francois Coquelin is the only fit defensive midfielder. That spells trouble, as the Frenchman is already the weakest link in Wenger’s XI.

 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is likely to pair with Coquelin in the middle. The problem is, however, that neither of them are known for their quick passing play when building a counter-attack. Ramsey is a lot better on the ball than these two chaps, giving Chelsea too much edge in the middle of the pitch.
 Conte’s Chelsea have enjoyed luck with injuries. They have survived almost injury-free the whole season, and today Conte enjoys another clean bill of health. The only question is whether Willian or Pedro will start out wide after the Brazilian’ sub-par outing against Liverpool. We reckon Pedro to get the nod.

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