Arsenal vs Chelsea: Predicted Line-Ups For The League Cup Clash

By on October 28, 2013

Arsenal take on Chelsea at the Emirates in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night.

Arsene Wenger is likely to field a weakened squad and is expected to play a similar side to the one that beat West Brom on penalties in the previous round.

That means that captain Thomas Vermaelen should start at the back alongside Nacho Monreal and Carl Jenkinson, while one of Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny will also play.

Injury and suspension in midfield means Wenger is short of options and may be forced to play Jack Wilshere. Mikel Arteta misses the game after being sent off against Crystal Palace at the weekend while Mathieu Flamini picked up a groin injury in the game and could be set for a few weeks on the sidelines.

Emmanuel Frimpong is not yet match fit while Thomas Eisfeld and Gedion Zalalem are both out through injury, but Wenger has confirmed that young Isaac Hayden will start.

Serge Gnabry will also play if he can shake off a knock and we’re also likely to see Ryo Miyaichi, Tomas Rosicky and Nicklas Bendtner from the start.

As for Chelsea Jose Mourinho has back-tracked on his threat to field an entire squad made up of youth players in protest at having to play the game just 48 hours after facing Man City in the league. The Portuguese coach will however play a weakened side for the game.

Mark Schwarzer is expected to start in goal with Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Ryan Bertrand and Tomas Kalas making up the defence.

Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel could get an outing in midfield while the likes of Juan Mata, Willian and Kevin de Bruyne are expected to feature in attack behind forgotten hitman Demba Ba.

Here are our predicted teams:

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What do you think of the teams? What would be your preferred eleven?

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30 Comments

  1. soemeka

    October 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Nice one

  2. adedoyin akinbowale

    October 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    God help us up gunners 4 life

  3. Kelly

    October 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    All

  4. thomas bangs

    October 28, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    we play to win d gunners.

  5. faizal

    October 28, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    arsenal 1 chelsea 3

  6. jerrybest

    October 28, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    hahahaha! you’re begging GOD to help you? then y shouting up gunners. tomorow!

  7. faizal

    October 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    mourinho is the only one (not the especial one )

  8. REMI BETIKU CHEL

    October 28, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    AF9 VS CHELSEA3

  9. uche

    October 28, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    chelsea is comin up smal smal

  10. Adeniyi Adetunji

    October 28, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I also share the line-up, but tiping my chelsea fc all the way tomorrow.

  11. uksonic

    October 28, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    nice one

  12. ajibade

    October 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    chelsea will win 2 0

  13. happy emmanuel asukwo

    October 28, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    chel4 gunas1

  14. ISAAC ADDAE

    October 29, 2013 at 12:09 am

    GUNAS 2 1 BLUES

  15. ISAAC ADDAE

    October 29, 2013 at 12:14 am

    IN WENGER,WE TRUST DAS ME CEE

  16. Sir Titus

    October 29, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Good line up for chelsea. Blues 3 Arsenal 1

  17. Gideon dachung

    October 29, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Chelsea will beat gunas 1 0

  18. prof

    October 29, 2013 at 4:37 am

    Chelsea-3 arsenal-1

  19. femo one

    October 29, 2013 at 6:22 am

    gud is a chelsea a win 3-1 guns

  20. alituha joshua

    October 29, 2013 at 6:37 am

    chelsea 2 arsenal 1 chelsea’s favour of joan mata if given chance and a penalty in around 60th minute

  21. Adebayo

    October 29, 2013 at 7:21 am

    chelsea wil win by d grace of God by 4 goals to 1

  22. noblecity

    October 29, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Chelsea is goin to win tonight match wt 3-1,while d goal will come 4rm Eto-O,Mata and Willian or Mikel

  23. jimoh opeyemi

    October 29, 2013 at 9:15 am

    the possible score line will be chelsea 2 asenal 0.

  24. ayexx

    October 29, 2013 at 9:29 am

    arsenal 1 chelsea 4

  25. D.J. PRESH SLEEM

    October 29, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Arsenal 1- 5 Chelsea…..blue is d colour……Up chelsea….love u all chelsea fans..

  26. afili boy

    October 29, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 1

  27. Maurice Eyo

    October 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

    To all true chelsea fans,just go n enjoy ur game,victory ahead 2 all blue blooded chelsea fans,up blues………

  28. Hazard

    October 29, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Chelsea will flog arsenal 3-1 and d goal wil com frm luiz,mata,essien

  29. Hazard

    October 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Chelsea wil flog arsenal 3-1 and d goal wil com frm luiz,mata,essien

  30. MALAGALA ZAKARIA

    October 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    arsenal1-chelsea2

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