Chelsea will be looking to make it two English Premier League wins out of two under new manager Maurizio Sarri when they welcome London rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The Blues were easy 3-0 winners at Huddersfield Town last weekend but they face a more difficult challenge on Saturday against an opponent which they have struggled against in recent times.

Chelsea boss Sarri has no new injury concerns to contend with ahead of the visit of The Gunners and the Italian could opt to keep faith with the same XI which started the match in West Yorkshire last Saturday. Midfielder Cesc Fabregas is the one notable absentee as he continues to nurse a knee problem.

Former Blues keeper Petr Cech could keep his place in the Arsenal goal. He saved a penalty kick from Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata when the two sides met in the International Champions Cup in Dublin earlier this month.

The Gunners are without defensive trio Sead Kolasinac, Ashley Maitland-Niles and Carl Jenkinson although Nacho Monreal could return.

In the recent International Champions Cup meeting, Chelsea and Arsenal battled out a 1-1 draw after normal time before the North Londoners won a penalty shootout 6-5. The Blues will be looking for revenge for that result on Saturday.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 5.30pm and will be screened live on BT Sport 1.

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