The Blues lifted the European Super Cup and carried that momentum forward when kicking off their 2021-22 Premier League season with a routine 3-0 win against Crystal Palace.
The Gunners did the league double over Chelsea last season, winning 3-1 at home last December before leaving Stamford Bridge with a 1-0 victory in May.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang & Alexandre Lacazette both missed out last Friday and the pair remain a doubt for Sunday’s game while Martin Odegaard is also ruled out pending a visa after arriving from Real Madrid on Friday morning.
Club record signing Romelu Lukaku is eligible to make his return for the West London club having re-signed for a reported £97.5million from Inter Milan last week.
Lukaku was sold by Chelsea in 2014 and the Belgian forward notched 30 goals in all competitions last season en route to helping the Nerazzurri to the Serie A title.
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