Costa, Wilshere start in Chelsea v Arsenal EPL clash: Live

Jack Wilshere starts for Arsenal: Arsenal.com photo

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — The following are the starting lineup team sheets for today’s English Premier League clash between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

The team sheets show that striker Diego Costa will start for Chelsea, while midfielder Jack Wilshere is in the lineup for Arsenal.

Both players were deemed game-time decision by their respective managers, and they have recovered on time to feature in this London battle.

Costa leads the attack for Chelsea and will be heavily supported by the likes of Andre Schurrle, Oscar and Eden Hazard.

Cesc Fabregas starts against his former club Arsenal and he will dictate the play in midfield alongside Nemanja Matic.

Wilshere, in the meantime, will play alongside Mathieu Flamini and Santi Cazorla for Arsenal in the midfield, while the on form Danny Welbeck, the scorer of a hat-trick in the Champions League in midweek, leads the attack and will be supported by Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

Lukas Podolski, who is reportedly eyeing a January transfer window move, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Nacho Monreal are all on the bench.

According to Opta Stats, “Fabregas leads the league with six goal assists and has 76 overall, which ranks him seventh in the all-time Premier League list.”

Not a bad player to have in your side.

Chelsea v Arsenal

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Costa

Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Salah, Remy, Willian

Arsenal: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck

Subs: Rosicky, Podolski, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Monreal, Martinez, Campbell, Coquelin

Referee: Martin Atkinson

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