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<p>Chelsea will look to build on their impressive start to the season when they welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.</p><br><p>Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as manager
in the summer and the Italian coach got off to a winning
start after Chelsea eased to a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s
Stadium last weekend.</p><br><p>The Blues will face a much stiffer test in their first home game of
the new campaign as Arsenal make the short trip
across London looking to bounce back from a disappointing opening defeat to Manchester City at the Emirates.</p><br><p>It was a baptism
of fire for new boss Unai Emery and things don’t get much easier as he takes
his Arsenal side to the Bridge tomorrow but the Spanish coach has
called for unity as they head in to the post-Arsene Wenger era.</p><br><h2>Team
news</h2><br><p>Chelsea will continue to be without Cesc Fabregas as
the midfielder isn’t fit to face his former club due to
a niggling knee injury but he could return to full training next week.</p><br><p>Mateo Kovacic isn’t fit enough
to start as he continues to build on his fitness
following his late arrival to pre-season training following his deadline day move from Real Madrid but Sarri says the Croatian star
could come off the bench.</p><br><p>Eden Hazard is expected to be recalled to
the starting eleven after an impressive cameo appearance
off the bench at Huddersfield.</p><br><p>Arsenal have been dealt a blow ahead of the game with the news
that Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been ruled out for two months with a fractured
leg after suffering the injury against City.</p><br><p>Sead Kolasinac is also out until October with a knee injury but Nacho Monreal could be
recalled after returning to full training this week following his own knee problem.</p><br><p>Danny
Welbeck is also back in training so he could make the bench while Lucas Torreira
is in-line to make his full debut but Laurent Koscielny
(Achilles) and Carl Jenkinson (ankle) are absent.</p><br><h2>Likely Line-Ups</h2><br><p>Predicted Score</p><br><p>Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal: The Blues have an excellent recent
record against Arsenal having won five or their
last six meetings on home soil and the Gunners
have failed to score in four of their last five trips to the Bridge.<img src="http://soccerparole.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/300x250-Local-Ad-01-BPL.gif" style="max-width:410px;float:left;padding:10px 10px 10px 0px;border:0px;"> Sarri’s side
looked impressive at Huddersfield but I saw some positive
signs for Arsenal against City and fancy them to put up a real fight
tomorrow. It will be an interesting tactical battle but I’m going to back the Gunners to nick a point.</p><br><h2>Betting Tips</h2><br><p>The bookmakers make Chelsea 17/20 favourites to win this game while you can back
Arsenal at 10/3. Despite Arsenal’s poor recent record at the
Bridge, ‘both team to score’ is tempting at 3/5 while our predicted
score of 1-1 is available at odds of 6/1.<img src="http://soccerparole.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/300x250-Local-Ad-01-BPL.gif" style="max-width:410px;float:left;padding:10px 10px 10px 0px;border:0px;"> If
you want more value, then we can add Hazard as
the first goalscorer in a 1-1 draw for odds of 30/1.</p><br><p>Bet on the Premier
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