Arsenal v Chelsea preview

Team news for Arsenal's Premier League clash with Chelsea at The Emirates on Monday night (8pm).

Last Updated: 24/12/10 at 07:44

Van Persie: Set to feature

Van Persie: Set to feature

Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are available to make their first start together since August.

Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski returns to the squad for the clash, so Wojciech Szczesny is likely to drop to the bench.

Abou Diaby (ankle) is available, but Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles), Manuel Almunia (ankle) and Kieran Gibbs (ankle) are out.

Jose Bosingwa returns to the Chelsea squad for Monday's game.

Portugal full-back Bosingwa has been out for two weeks with a hamstring injury and would have missed last weekend's postponed clash with Manchester United.

Alex, Yuri Zhirkov and Yossi Benayoun remain sidelined.

Arsenal (from): Fabianski, Szczesny, Clichy, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Nasri, Fabregas, Wilshere, Song, Walcott, van Persie, Chamakh, Arshavin, Vela, Rosicky, Djourou, Denilson.

Chelsea (from): Cech, Turnbull, Bosingwa, Hilario, Ivanovic, Ferreira, Cole, Terry, Essien, Lampard, Mikel, Ramires, McEachran, Malouda, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka, Bruma, Sturridge, Kakuta, Van Aanholt.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 33 -6 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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