Antonio Conte’s side made their return to the Champions League on Tuesday with a 6-0 thrashing of Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag.
As far as league matters are concerned, they have won three games on the bounce away at Tottenham and Leicester and at home to Everton.
They will be welcoming an Arsenal side that ran out 3-0 winners in their last league clash at home to Bournemouth – a positive result following back-to-back defeats away at Stoke and Liverpool.
But which players are expected to start for the Premier League champions?
Thibaut Courtois: Goalkeeper|
David Luiz: CB
Gary Cahill: CB
Victor Moses: RWB
Tiemou Bakayoko: CM
Marcos Alonso: LWB
Eden Hazard: LW
Alvaro Morata: CF
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Alvaro Morata reveals his biggest observation about English football
Chelsea’s new striker Alvaro Morata has revealed his biggest observation about English football and how it differs from Spanish and Italian football.
Morata has previously played for Real Madrid and Juventus, and so is in a good place to tell the differences in all three top flight leagues.
He reveals what makes English football stand out among the lot is the intensity levels.
But it’s true that English football is different to Italy and Spain. You don’t have much time to calm down, or relax, because all the time the ball is on fire! You need to be in good condition to play here and approach every match with a good mentality.
In terms of the marking, it is probably the same here as in Italy with the teams that are maybe not at the top of the league – those teams are compact and it’s hard for us sometimes to break them down. But when the other team wants to play with the ball, you can find space. That’s when you find the spaces to attack the other team.
Alvaro Morata, Chelsea FC
In only four games in the Premier League, the 24-year old has already found out how difficult it is for any new player to settle in England.
He had settling concerns surrounding him too ahead of his arrival in England. Many thought Morata will struggle to impress after departing Real Madrid to Chelsea for more playing time but Antonio Conte’s new forward has quickly mastered the English art, scoring three goals in four games.