After the fine 3-0 win, on the opening day of the 2018 / 2019 Premier League season, against Huddersfield Town, Chelsea face a far tougher test in the late kick-off this afternoon.
Chelsea welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge for what could be a classic encounter.
With both sides having ambitions of winning the title, both have already been beaten by the reigning title holders Manchester City.
Chelsea were convincingly beaten by City in the Community Shield whilst Arsenal were beaten, at the Emirates Stadium, by City in their opening fixture.
Both sides are under new management this season with Maurizio Sarri taking charge of Chelsea and Unai Emery taking charge of Arsenal, both will be looking to win their first London derby they’ve taken charge of sides in.
As is the norm, we’re running our usual feature whereby we invite you to offer your views on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to:
1 – The build-up to the big game.
2 – The starting eleven selected by Maurizio Sarri.
3 – The action as it happens down at Stamford Bridge.
4 – Your thoughts in the immediate aftermath of the final whistle at Stamford Bridge and before the match report can be posted on Vital Chelsea.
Does anyone care to predict the result beforehand?
And as for the team-sheets, look no further:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 18, 2018
One hour until kick-off ✅
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) August 18, 2018
Up the Chels!