Arsenal v Chelsea preview

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

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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, 31 August 2014
13:30
A Villa v Hull City
Tottenham v Liverpool
16:00
Leicester v Arsenal
Saturday, 13 September 2014
12:45
Arsenal v Man City  
15:00
Chelsea v Swansea  
C Palace v Burnley  
Southampton v Newcastle  
Stoke v Leicester  
Sunderland v Tottenham  
West Brom v Everton  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 3 7 9
2 Swansea 3 5 9
3 Tottenham 2 5 6
4 Man City 3 3 6
5 Arsenal 2 1 4
6 Southampton 3 1 4
7 Hull City 2 1 4
8 A Villa 2 1 4
9 Stoke 3 0 4
10 West Ham 3 -1 3
11 Liverpool 2 -1 3
12 QPR 3 -4 3
13 Sunderland 3 -1 2
14 Man Utd 3 -1 2
15 Newcastle 3 -2 2
16 Everton 3 -3 2
17 West Brom 3 -3 2
18 Leicester 2 -2 1
19 C Palace 3 -3 1
20 Burnley 3 -3 1

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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