Arsenal vs. Chelsea: Preview and TV schedule

Richard Heathcote

Monday's Premier League game is unmissable, with Arsenal welcoming Chelsea to the Emirates.

The Premier League has certainly saved the best until last this round, with Arsenal hosting Chelsea at the Emirates on Monday night. The Gunners head into the game looking to reclaim top spot, having dropped below both Liverpool and Manchester City this weekend. They've not won in their last three games in all competitions, and will be looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat to City last weekend.

As for Chelsea, a win would be enough for them to move joint-top of the table, though they need to shake off some dodgy away form to pick up three points. The Blues have won only three of their eight games away from Stamford Bridge this season, and lost 3-2 to Stoke City in their last league game on the road.

Arsenal still have a long list of absentees, with the most notable being the injured centre-back Laurent Koscielny and suspended midfielder Jack Wilshere. Chelsea have only three players out, with Ryan Bertrand and Michael Essien joining the long-term injured Marco van Ginkel on the sidelines.

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Abou Diaby (knee), Yaya Sanogo (back), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Ryo Miyaichi (hamstring), Laurent Koscielny (knee), Jack Wilshere (suspended). In doubt: None.

Chelsea injuries and suspensions

Out: Marco van Ginkel (knee), Ryan Bertrand (knee), Michael Essien (suspended). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Arsenal: Wojciech Szczęsny; Kieran Gibbs, Thomas Vermaelen, Per Mertesacker, Bacary Sagna; Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey; Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Theo Walcott; Olivier Giroud.

Chelsea: Petr Čech; Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanović; Ramires, John Obi Mikel; Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Fernando Torres.

Match Date/Time: Monday, 8 p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

TV: NBC Sports Network (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)

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