Hazard, Sanchez Set to Start as Chelsea Host Arsenal in London Derby

Hazard, Sanchez Set to Start as Chelsea Host Arsenal in London Derby

Sanchez is also missing from the starting XI for Sunday's match, but is among Arsene Wenger's seven subs.

Wenger last tasted victory on the road against one of the big boys almost 1000 days ago when they saw off Manchester City 2-0 in 2015.

The Gunners have lost both away games this season, including the 4-0 humiliation at Liverpool.

But Wenger's men put in a confident performance and had the better chances.

"He has a muscular problem in his calf".

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Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is still unwilling to risk Eden Hazard following his lengthy lay-off with an ankle injury - the Belgium global will start the fixture on the bench. This game will mark the first in 21 years that Arsenal will have to cope with the added pressure of recuperating after a Thursday game, something which is much different than the normal Tuesday/Wednesday to Saturday structure that they were used to under the Champions League format.

Mesut Ozil is not in Arsenal's squad for their crunch Premier League clash against Chelsea, while Alexis Sanchez is on the substitutes' bench. In the three games between the sides last season, Arsenal came out on top, having beaten Chelsea once in the league and in the FA Cup Final.

Chelsea have scored in 23 successive Premier League games at Stamford Bridge with over half of these (12) seeing them score three or more goals.

Given that his first competitive appearance for Chelsea came in a London derby victory, when they beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley last month, Bakayoko is not daunted by the prospect of taking on the Gunners this weekend.

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