Chelsea are back on the road to Wembley on Wednesday evening when London rivals Arsenal are the visitors to Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
The two sides have faced each other twice already this season with both matches ending in draws. Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by The Gunners at The Bridge in September while the pair battled out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium just seven days ago. Arsenal won on penalties in the FA Community Shield prior to the start of the campaign with that match also ending in a draw after 90 minutes.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has a virtually fully fit squad to choose from ahead of his side’s latest fixture. The Italian rotated his squad for the goalless draw with Norwich City in the Third Round of the FA Cup at Carrow Road at the weekend but the likes of Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Cesc Fabregas, N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata could all now be considered for recalls.
Arsenal make the short trip across London without the services of defender Nacho Montreal who continues to be sidelined with injury. The Gunners could hand late fitness tests ahead of the match to Laurent Koscielny, Sead Kolasinac, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud.
The match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm on Wednesday evening and will be screened live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football channels.