[Teams] Carabao Cup – Chelsea vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on January 10, 2018

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Chelsea and Arsenal go head-to-head for the second time in a week as they contest the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge this evening.

Antonio Conte has named a strong side with Andreas Christensen alongside Antonio Rudiger and Cesar Azpilicueta in defence while Cesc Fabregas and Danny Drinkwater join N’Golo Kante in midfield.

Eden Hazard is fit to return as he supports Alvaro Morata in attack with Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso in the wing-back positions.

Arsene Wenger has surprisingly left Alexis Sanchez on the bench with Danny Welbeck starting in attack along with Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette. Mesut Ozil misses out with a knee injury.

David Ospina is selected in goal while Calum Chambers, Rob Holding and Shkodran Mustafi make up the back three with Jack Wilshere alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield.

Here are the teams:

Chelsea

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Alonso; Hazard, Morata.

Subs: Eduardo, David Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi.

Arsenal

Ospina, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette.

Subs: Macey, Mavropanos, Mertesacker, Nelson, Elneny, Walcott, Sanchez

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