Hazard, Sanchez Set to Start as Chelsea Host Arsenal in London Derby

Conte said that Eden Hazard was approaching full fitness again following his injury

Conte said that Eden Hazard was approaching full fitness again following his injury

Eden Hazard, meanwhile, is also named as a sub as he is again made to wait for his first start for the club in the 2017-18 campaign. Despite getting off to a great start in the Europa League on Thursday, securing a 3-1 win over FC Koln, Arsenal's league form has been somewhat lacklustre as they now lie in 13th in the league standings, but it is still early days. It is still goalless between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Despite winning the FA Cup in May, the heat is already being turned up on Wenger after the Gunners suffered two straight league defeats on the road against Liverpool and Stoke.

That opening weekend loss to Burnley aside, it has been a ideal start for Chelsea, with three successive league wins followed by a 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag in the Champions League on Tuesday. They lost only one player now, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain.

But Wenger's men put in a confident performance and had the better chances.

Arsenal are likely to recall a host of first-team regulars for the short trip.

Arsenal return to Premier League action with a home clash against West Brom at The Emirates on Monday week.

Alexis Sanchez will feature after playing the whole game on Thursday night, where Theo Walcott (calf) hobbled off. Francis Coquelin (hamstring) and Santi Cazorla (ankle) are definitely out. The answer of all my players in the last game was positive.

Given that his first competitive appearance for Chelsea came in a London derby victory, when they beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley last month, Bakayoko is not daunted by the prospect of taking on the Gunners this weekend.

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