Chelsea and Arsenal will contest yet another London derby, one which promises to be as exciting as the shocking 3-5 defeat the Blues suffered at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture.
Arsenal could just be feeling the pressure of fighting for their number three spot in the table, especially after their recent shocking 1-2 loss to Wigan Athletic. Also, recent news about Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta missing the remainder of the season will come as a big blow to the Gunners, who have already been plagued by long-term injuries to German defender Per Mertesacker, English midfielder Jack Wilshere and French midfielder Francis Coquelin.
Moreover, Arsenal could be in for a tough test - this Chelsea side will be high on confidence after sterling results in the league, the FA Cup and, most importantly, a resilient 1-0 win against Barcelona in the first leg of the two sides' Champions League semi-final tie.
However, the Gunners have proven in the past they are capable of coming out of tough situations and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger's greatest achievement this season could well be in taking the Gunners to their 15<sup>th consecutive Champions League appearance next year.
Chelsea, on the other hand, will be very confident as well as exhausted after two successive positive results against Tottenham and Barcelona in the semi-finals of the FA Cup and Champions League, respectively. The Blues' top priority at the moment will be reaching fourth place in the league, so that they can qualify for the next season's Champions League.
Ivorian striker Didier Drogba, who scored in both semi-finals, will be rested ahead of Chelsea's other important fixtures against Barcelona and Liverpool in the Champions League and FA Cup Final, respectively. However, Chelsea's £50 million striker Fernando Torres, who has shown some signs of improvements, will get a chance to prove himself in this match.
Arsenal Probable Lineup: Szczesny, Gibbs, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Sagna, Song, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Persie.
Chelsea Probable Lineup: Cech, Cole, Cahill, Terry, Bosingwa, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Kalou, Sturridge, Torres.