Arsenal vs Chelsea team news: Mesut Ozil starts while Eden Hazard returns


Arsenal vs Chelsea team news: Mesut Ozil starts, Eden Hazard returns
Mesut Ozil starts for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Mesut Ozil has been passed fit to start for Arsenal in their clash against Chelsea at the Emirates.

The German has been struggling with a knee injury in the last week and missed the Gunners’ 1-1 draw with West Brom on New Year’s Eve.

Wenger appears to have opted for a back three due to Sead Kolasinac’s absence and Shkodran Mustafi partners Calum Chambers in the middle with Laurent Kosielny ruled out. Ainsley Maitland-Niles is at left full-back.

Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette line up with Ozil in attack.

Here it is – our team to face

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 3, 2018

Arsenal vs Chelsea team news: Mesut Ozil starts, Eden Hazard returns
Eden Hazard returns for Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Eden Hazard returns to Antonio Conte’s starting XI after being rested against Stoke City on New Year’s Eve.

The Belgian was an unused substitute as Chelsea ran out 5-0 winners and Conte’s made xx to the side that thrashed the Potters.

Danny Drinkwater has made way with Cesc Fabregas coming in, while Willian and Pedro have made way for Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Andreas Chirstensen has recovered from illness and replaces Rudiger.

Here’s your Chelsea team! ?

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill (c), Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Hazard, Morata.

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 3, 2018

Courtois, Moses, Azip, Cahill, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Drinkwater, Willian, Pedro, Morata

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