Arsenal v Chelsea: Predicted lineups

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While there is often little interest from Premier League fans in the opening rounds of the Capital One Cup, all eyes are set to be fixed on the fourth round clash between title rivals Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Following victories for both sides in the league at the weekend - Arsenal overcame a surprisingly resilient Crystal Palace outfit 2-0 at Selhurst Park while Chelsea secured a last-gasp win by the same scoreline against Manchester City - it is looking increasingly as if the two famous London clubs will be the main challengers for this season's title.

But who will make the respective lineups for this important fixture?

Given that it rather inconveniently comes just two days after the Blues' aforementioned victory at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is expected to make a host of changes to his starting XI for this tie.

Arsenal are similarly expected to freshen things up, with long-serving boss Arsene Wenger having commonly used the Capital One Cup as a chance for his cohort of young talent to impress.

In terms of new absentees, the Gunners' Mikel Arteta is suspended following his red card in Saturday's win while Mathieu Flamini remains a major doubt after hobbling off early on at Selhurst Park.

Without any further ado, here is our predicted lineups for tomorrow night's clash. Do you agree? Please leave your own lineups below...


Szczesny; Monreal, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Jenkinson; Wilshere, Hayden, Eisfeld, Miyaichi, Gnabry; Bendtner.


Schwarzer; Bertrand, Luiz, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Essien, Mikel; Mata, De Bruyne, Willian, Eto'o.

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