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Full time: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

Well not a pretty game but credit to Arsenal, who have come to their bogey ground and showed real character to get a point from the champions Chelsea. Both sides had chances in the first half but they dried up after the break. The major incident was the red card given to David Luiz for a high tackle on Sead Kolasinac.

Kolasinac is fortunate to escape being sent off himself. Having just been booked he screams at the linesman are a free-kick is awarded on the right.

Fabregas swings in the cross but Cech takes the ball cleanly.

Four added minutes at Stamford Bridge.

It is all Arsenal now who have a numerical advantage for the final minute plus stoppage time. Morata off to be replaced by Christiansen to bolster that defence. Can Arsenal snatch an unlikely win?

RED CARD! David Luiz (Chelsea)

A flashpoint right at the end of the game here and Chelsea are down to 10-men. Luiz is raiding down the right, he loses control of the ball and in an attempt to challenge Kolasinac, dives in on the Bosnian and catches him high on the shin. Michael Oliver has no choice but to show a red card.

Five minutes left at Stamford Bridge and it has all gone a bit frantic. Not much cohesive football to speak of to be honest. Not sure either side have done enough to win this.

Eden Hazard has an opportunity to make an impression, toying with Arsenal on the edge of the box before his shot is plucked out of the air by Cech.

Ball in the net for Arsenal! But it won't count. Xhaka's free-kick picks up an unmarked Mustafi, who nods beyond Courtois but he was beyond the last defend when the ball was whipped in. Fifteen minutes left for winner to be found.

Danny Welbeck down with a groin issue it looks like, just after Lacazette was taken off instead of him; as luck would have it.

Eden Hazard on for Chelsea as they try to force a winner. Willian replaced.

Alexis Sanchez on for Alexandre Lacazette. Not sure the Arsenal faithful will like that. Twenty-four minutes left.

Yellow card for Alvaro Morata, who barges into Mustafi. Pretty harsh to be perfectly honest.

Sead Kolasinac darts into the box but can't get his cross away.

Meanwhile, Alexis Sanchez is warming up.

Gary Lineker has his say on the David Luiz yellow card.

David Luiz goes for an acrobatic effort in the Arsenal box and connects with Laurent Koscielny instead of the ball. Endangering an opponent? Michael Olivier shows a yellow card to the Brazilian. Penny for Sadio Mane's thoughts.

It is Pedro, who missed that big opportunity in the first half, who makes way. All the players are back and we're back under way in the second half.

Tiemoue Bakayoko warming up and preparing to come on for Chelsea. Find out who he replaces in a moment.

Half time: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal

Well then, this hasn't gone with the script. Chelsea have been sluggish and slow, while Arsenal have been spirited and lively in attack at times. Both sides have had chances but and Pedro, Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette will all feel they should have done better. The visitors have more than held their own while the champions have been anything but their best. An interesting second half to follow.

How have Arsenal not scored!?

Aaron Ramsey stumbles his way through and when his shot hits the post Lacazette is on hand to batter the ball goalwards, but he inexplicably can't find the target from five yards. An awful miss, to be frank.

Five minutes until half time and this has not been the one-way traffic some might have expected. Arsenal have been more than competitive and have created the odd chance themselves. Chelsea made a good start but have been sloppy.

Go figure.

Granit Xhaka takes aim from 30 yards and it thunders into the hoarding behind the goal and into the side netting. Bit of a lull in proceedings it must be said.

Antonio Conte has been far from impressed with the opening exchanges.

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Now Morata heads over from Victor Moses' cross. Another little spell from Chelsea who are not having things all there own way in midfield, as was expected.

Cesc Fabregas with a delightful pass over the Arsenal defene and it sets Pedro clear but Cech stands up and makes a good save. Free-kick for Chelsea however, but the visitors clear the danger. Decent open game in this opening quarter.

Courtois forced into action against, making another low save from Kolasinac's cross-shot from 20 yards. Arsenal on top.

Pedro falls awkwardly on his knee and he hobbles off the field, perhaps for good. Too soon for Eden Hazard? We've only played 20 minutes.

And another as Bellerin continues to threaten down the right. The Spaniard pulls the ball back for Lacazette this time, who forces a good low save from Courtois. Good from Arsenal, who have done anything but implode in these opening 15 minutes.

Best chance of the game so far and it comes for Arsenal. Lacazette releases Bellerin down the right and his cross is directed goalwards by Danny Welbeck, but it is wide by the England forward. The cross looked a bit too high in fairness.

Given the events of last week, there is an increased police presence around Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

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Alvaro Morata's heading ability has been there for all to see in the opening weeks of the Premier League and he displays it again, heading wide from Azpilicueta's cross, but he was in an offside position.

Victor Moses and Alexandre Lacazette down receiving treatment after a clash of knees. The Nigerian has come off the worse it seems and as he limps to the touchline he looks touch and go to continue.

Successive corners for Chelsea and they almost work it into a shooting position but Arsenal run the ball out. The Blues in total control.

Chelsea into the ascendancy from the off with Pedro shooting from the kind of distance he scored against Qarabag, with Cech making a good low save.

Terrace chanting at its best.

Under way at Stamford Bridge.

Prediction: Chelsea 4-0 Arsenal

Leave yours in the comment section below. And remind me when I am wrong later.

Players on their way out at Stamford Bridge. The champions have won seven of the last eight at home to Arsenal, but the Gunners have won three of the last four in all competitions.

Approaching kick-off in west London.

No two players have a bigger challenge today that Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey, who have been deployed in midfield. They're up against Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante this afternoon and you wonder how on earth they will cope. You can't help but fear for Arsenal.

Remember, the game in the capital is not the only one taking place today, with Manchester United hosting Everton in the Wayne Rooney derby at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku also plays against his former club. That game starts at 4pm.

For those that like this sort of thing. Hollywood actor at English football match.

Arsenal may need more than this to prevent Chelsea scoring today.

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Though Arsene Wenger made a bid thing about Arsenal keeping hold of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez in the summer, he starts without both of the contract rebels at Stamford Bridge today. We therefore get an insight into the club after these two players inevitably leave at the end of the season. You can't help fear for them.

Yesterday was another dramatic day in the Premier League, with seven games producing goals, controversy and goal-less draws. Catch up with all the 3pm kick-offs here and Tottenham's stalemate with Swansea here.

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Willian on Sky Sports: "We have to stay compact without the ball, and when we have it we have to play our game. We are at home, we have the support from our fans so we have a great opportunity to win today."


Make what you will of the Arsenal formation this afternoon.

Mesut Ozil misses out as expected. Alex Iwobi comes into the midfield. Sead Kolasinac starts on the left. Danny Welbeck is in behind Alexandre Lacazette.

Alexis Sanchez is on the bench, despite playing 90 minutes against FC Cologne.

And here comes the Arsenal team.....

Willian and Cahill are back in for Chelsea. Eden Hazard on the bench, alongside Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Chelsea teams in from Stamford Bridge.....

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Marc Schwarzer on BBC Sport: "Chelsea are definitely favourites. Arsenal have come here and often been poor in recent years and I see the trend happening again. Chelsea will have the upper hand.

"If you look at last season, with all the pressure on Arsene Wenger, it was pacified after the FA Cup win and the Community Shield but it's glossed over the fact they've only brought in two players. All is not well at Arsenal and they need a result."

So how might both sides line up this afternoon?

Chelsea are set to recall Gary Cahill, David Luiz and Alvaro Morata. Cahill played against Qarabag but missed the win at Leicester due to suspension. Eden Hazard is expected to be on the bench.

Arsenal rested seven first team players in midweek, all of whom could return. Mesut Ozil is the only doubt, with the German having missed training ahead of the game. Sead Kolasinac is likely to return.

This is one of the standout Premier League fixtures from any season. This Kanu hat-trick has to be the greatest of the lot.

If Arsenal are to convince anyone they can compete at the top of the Premier League, then a performance of character and quality is required this afternoon. They travel to champions Chelsea where they have lost seven of the last eight and often shown themselves to be both spineless and hopeless.

The Blues have been far from perfect themselves this term but the manner in which they swatted aside Qarabag in midweek suggests they are approaching their best. The return of Eden Hazard will only improve the mood around west London.

As for Arsenal, they rested a host of players in midweek, but how Alexis Sanchez performs will be key, following his failed move to Manchester City.

All the teams news and build-up ahead of the 1:30pm kick-off on the way.