Chelsea vs Arsenal: Hazard, Morata, Willian Start, Pedro and Fabregas Out

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Antonio Conte will have to decide whether Eden Hazard is ready to start against Arsenal, with the Chelsea boss also able to call upon in-form duo Pedro and Willian either side of central striker Alvaro Morata.

The Chelsea boss stated the Belgian is very close to being 100% fit. Cesc Fabregas could also be used in a more advanced role, but he may miss out to Tiemoue Bakayoko in central midfield alongside N’Golo Kante.

Bakayoko only played 27 minutes as a substitute against FK Qarabag. Danny Drinkwater remains out with a calf problem, and may not return until after the international break.

Davide Zappacosta made his first start for the Blues in midweek, but Victor Moses is likely to be preferred at right wing-back against the Gunners, with Marcos Alonso continuing on the left.

Gary Cahill is back from suspension and is set to replace Antonio Rudiger in central defence, with Cesar Azpilicueta and David Luiz, who was rested on Tuesday night, the probable starters.

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