Chelsea v Arsenal: match preview, team news, facts and figures

Chelsea lost to Arsenal in Sunday's Community Shield match at Wembley
Chelsea lost to Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley
Kick-off: 12.45pm, Saturday 19 September 2015
Referee: Mike Dean (Heswall, Merseyside) preview: Chelsea have turned corner – expect them to beat Arsenal
Match in a nutshell: Chelsea’s focus switches back to reviving their Premier League fortunes against old foes Arsenal.

Injuries and suspensions
Ruled out: Thibaut Courtois (knee), Willian (hamstring).
Fitness tests: Pedro (thigh), Radamel Falcao (knee), Oscar (match fitness).
Suspended: None.

Ruled out: Jack Wilshere (broken leg), Danny Welbeck (knee), Tomas Rosicky (knee).
Fitness tests: Per Mertesacker (illness).
Suspended: None.

Possible line-ups

Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Ramires, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Subs from: Blackman, Zouma, Baba, Djilobodji, Aina, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy, Pedro, Remy, Falcao.

Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ramsey, Ozil, Sanchez; Walcott.
Subs from: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Mertesacker, Arteta, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Giroud, Campbell.

Vital statistics

Form guide – last five league matches
Chelsea total: L L W L D (4 points)
Home: L D W D W (8 points)

Arsenal total: W W D W L (10 points)
Away: W W D W W (13 points)

Top scorers – all competitions
Chelsea: Costa 2, Oscar 2; Azpilicueta 1, Fabregas 1, Falcao 1, Matic 1, Pedro 1, Willian 1.
Arsenal: Giroud 2, Walcott 2; Oxlade-Chamberlain 1.

Last five meetings
2 August 2015: Chelsea 0 Arsenal 1
26 April 2015: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0
5 October 2014: Chelsea 2 Arsenal 0
22 March 2014: Chelsea 6 Arsenal 0
23 December 2013: Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0
Chelsea 2 wins, Arsenal 1 win, 2 draws