Arsene Wenger will hope that Arsenal can continue their 8-game winning run when Chelsea visit on Sunday, as the Frenchman searches for his first victory over Jose Mourinho. Getty Images

Arsenal welcome league leaders Chelsea for a top of the table clash at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, 26 April.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20pm BST. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


It's 7-0 in Jose Mourinho's favour in the clashes between him and Arsene Wenger in the Premier League. Arsenal and Chelsea have faced each other 12 times with the Portuguese as manager and the Gunners boss has never got the better of him.

Arsenal come into this game in the best form that they have been in all season, and this could be the most opportune moment for the Frenchman to get his first win against Chelsea. An added incentive for the Gunners will be that they will increase Chelsea's wait for the title further and reduce the gap between them at the top of the table to seven points.

Arsene Wenger has a relatively fully fit squad, with just Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the sidelines with a groin injury. The Gunners boss will hope that his team can continue their amazing run, which has seen them go on an eight-game winning run in the Premier League and also make the FA Cup final for the second year in a row.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa will be a big miss for Chelsea as the Spaniard has failed to recover from his latest hamstring injury setback. Getty Images

Chelsea come into the game knowing that a win at the Emirates Stadium will all but guarantee them the Premier League title. All they will have to do is beat Leicester City in their midweek clash and they will be crowned champions before the end of April.

Jose Mourinho comes into this game with injuries to a few key players. The Portuguese manager will be without star striker Diego Costa, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury, and will have just one fit senior striker in Didier Drogba, as Loic Remy has also failed to recover from his injury.

A lot of attention will be on former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, who will be making his first return to the Emirates Stadium after he left the club for Barcelona in 2011.

Stat of the Match: The Blues are unbeaten in their last seven league and cup games against Arsenal (W5, D2).

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "We want to continue to win and strengthen our position in second place because that's far from being done. We have an opportunity to get closer to Chelsea and we want to take it."

Jose Mourinho [on Arsene Wenger]: "For me, he is not my rival. He is the manager of a big club in the same city where I work. It is a big club with the same objectives we have. It is no different from when I was at Inter with the Milan manager, at Real with the Atletico manager, or Porto with Benfica. It was the same."

Betting Odds (

  • Arsenal win: 16/11
  • Draw: 11/5
  • Chelsea win: 21/10


  • Injured: Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin), Arteta (ankle)
  • Doubtful: Mertesacker (ankle), Bellerin (ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Koscielny, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud.


  • Injured: Remy (calf)
  • Doubtful: Diego Costa (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba.