Arsenal Vs. Chelsea, 2012 Premier League: Lineups

Chelsea are opting to rest even more of their first choice players than previously expected against Arsenal on Saturday. Expected absentees Didier Drogba, John Obi Mikel and Frank Lampard are all out, but they're also joined in the seats by Ashley Cole, Juan Mata and Ramires. Branislav Ivanovic is out through suspension. On the other side, everything is expected for the Gunners, with one small exception. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gets the nod over the older Gervinho.

Arsenal Lineup (4-2-3-1): Wojceich Szczesny; Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna; Alex Song, Aaron Ramsey; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott; Robin van Persie

Chelsea Lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ryan Bertrand, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Jose Bosingwa; Michael Essien, Oriol Romeu; Solomon Kalou, Florent Malouda, Daniel Sturridge; Fernando Torres

Kickoff is at 7:45 a.m. ET, 12:45 p.m. local time from Emirates Stadium in London, England. You can catch the game on any of ESPN2, ESPN3 or ESPN Deportes in the USA. It's on TSN2 in Canada and Sky Sports 2 in the UK.

We'll have pre-game and live game coverage in our Arsenal vs. Chelsea StoryStream. For more on the two teams, head over to Chelsea FC blog We Ain't Got No History and Arsenal FC blog The Short Fuse.

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