LONDON – Confirmed starting lineups, television channels and live scores for the English Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (18). Stream live on NBCSports.com | Livescores and Football Blog Updates | Live TV Channels.
Chelsea are unchanged from the side that beat Huddersfield 3-0 on opening day, which means There is no Eden Hazard in the starting lineup.
The Belgian is again named on the bench, as Ross Barkley keeps his place in the lineup again.
Also on the bench is summer recruit Mateo Kovacic, alongside Victor Moses, Olivier Giroud and Davide Zappacosta.
César Azpilicueta captains the team, while N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Willian and Alvaro Morata all start.
Meanwhile, Arsenal make two changes from the side that was beaten 2-0 by Manchester City.
In comes Nacho Monreal for the injured Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and Alex Iwobi replaces Aaron Ramsey, who is on the bench.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the lone striker again today with Alexandre Lacazette on the bench, along with Lucas Torreira and Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Petr Cech is the captain and he gets the nod in goal ahead of Bernd Leno.
Cech, Bellerin, Sokratis, Mustafi, Monreal, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil, Iwobi, Aubameyang. Subs: Leno, Elneny, Ramsey, Lacazette, Torreira, Lichtsteiner, Welbeck
Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Willian, Barkley, Pedro, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Hazard, Moses, Kovacic, Giroud, Zappacosta, Christensen
Referee: Martin Atkinson