Chelsea dominated this fixture last season when referee Andre Marriner infamously sent off Kieran Gibbs thinking the Arsenal left-back was in fact winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
The match will also present midfielder Cesc Fabregas with the chance to play against his former side, with Arsenal having turned down the option to re-sign him before he opted for a move to Chelsea earlier in the summer.
Chelsea’s home form so far this season has been good and it wouldn’t be a surprise in the slightest to see Jose Mourinho come up with a system designed to mute the creative influences in Arsenal’s midfield.
Arsenal will be looking for Danny Welbeck to maintain his momentum after a hat-trick in the Champions League, but there will also be a lot of pressure on the likes of Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere to perform if the latter is fit for the game.
The match boasts two very good teams with a very impressive combined eleven so we’ve decided to try and name a combined team.
Courtois, Ivanovic, Mertesacker, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ozil, Matic, Fabregas, Hazard, Welbeck, Costa
It’s eight Chelsea players to three Arsenal stars.