The English League Cup semifinals continue with an exciting duel, as Chelsea will welcome Arsenal this Wednesday from 20:00, local time. The first leg takes place at Stamford Bridge and, as expected, the Blues are big favourites right now.
Chelsea are undefeated in the past eight official games, ticking five wins and three draws. They are coming here after a goalless draw vs Norwich in FA Cup, so they have to replay that game. It is likely to see Antonio Conte using a 3-5-1-1 system, with Morata up front and Hazard behind him. It is good to know that Chelsea have recorded nine wins in the previous ten home matches, being undefeated in a derby against Arsenal since 2011, in front of the own crowd.
The Gunners are not in their best form, coming after a 2-4 defeat against Nottingham Forest in FA Cup. The Londoners ticked the third game in a row without a win, so their situation is not impressive at all. Arsenal faced Chelsea a week ago in Premier League as well, ticking a 2-2 draw after a very spectacular duel, with many chances and goals as well. Wenger will be without Cazorla, Monreal, Giroud, Kolasinac, Koscielny and Ramsey, all injured.
Chelsea vs Arsenal probable lineups:
Chelsea (3-5-1-1): Courtois - Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill - Moses, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso - Hazard - Morata.
Arsenal (3-4-2-1): Cech - Chambers, Mustafi, Holding - Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Niles - Ozil, Sanchez - Lacazette.