As regards the 2023-2024 Premier League fixtures, Mauricio Pochettino will take on Mikel Arteta at Stamford Bridge. So, Chelsea vs. Arsenal will come into play after the current international break.
Obviously, the West London club are currently on a 3-match winning streak in all competitions. They have won back-to-back games in the Premier League this season.
Therefore, they would want to continue their winning streak after the international break. Which means, they are most unlikely to hold back against the Gunners.
Chelsea vs. Arsenal don’t usually come easy for the two London clubs. They always face each other with a high level of winning spirit, regardless of the competition.
The Gunners shared points 2-2 against Tottenham in the Premier League this season. As a result, they would definitely want to win over the West London club.
Having seen the Blues displays against Fulham and Burnley. Mauricio Pochettino has enough reinforcements to handle the Gunners at Stamford Bridge.
Meanwhile, the Blues have been receiving back-to-back good news ahead of Chelsea vs. Arsenal. Nevertheless, Mikel Arteta would like to stay unbeaten in the league.
Despite the fact that October’s international break is currently ongoing. There are some Chelsea players training at Cobham, and they are:
- Thiago Silva
- Raheem Sterling
- Carney Chukwuemeka
- Robert Sánchez
- Reece James
- Marc Cucurella
- Deivid Washington
Apparently, Reece James is fit and available to play Chelsea vs. Arsenal. Which is a massive boost for the West London club after the international break.
Also, Malo Gusto will return to the squad, as he has already finished his red card suspension. Mauricio Pochettino has enough reinforcements to face the Gunners.
Here is the good news: Benoit Badiashile is back to training. The French centre-back started training with the team on Wednesday at Cobham.
Frankly, this is a massive injury boost for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Chelsea have enough reinforcements to play against Arsenal in their Premier League fixtures.
Obviously, Benoit Badiashile will have almost two weeks to train with the squad. As a result, he’s most likely to be available for Chelsea vs. Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Therefore, Thiago Silva is most likely to start from the bench. Which means, Mauricio Pochettino will go with Benoit Badiashile and Axel Disasi as centre-backs.
Chelsea lost back-to-back to Arsenal last season. Of course, they wouldn’t want to continue their winless run against the Gunners.
With their major injury boost. Pochettino would want to win over Arteta at Stamford Bridge. Particularly, with more good news coming his way.