Chelsea predicted lineup vs Arsenal: Is Reece James finally back?

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As Chelsea prepare to host their bitter rivals Arsenal, form goes out the window. That said, here’s the Chelsea predicted lineup vs Arsenal.

For the Arsenal predicted lineup, click here.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Arsenal

GK: Robert Sanchez – The goalkeeper often picks itself and Robert Sanchez has been great for Chelsea since he signed from Brighton. He’s kept 3 clean sheets in the Premier League, only bettered by Sam Johnstone. Not bad, eh?

RB: Malo GustoIf Reece James does come back in time as promised, he’s likely to start from the bench if anything. Although James is the better player, Gusto’s creativity shouldn’t be undermined. He’s provided two Premier League assists from full-back so far this season.

CB: Thiago Silva – There’s still life in the old dog. He’s definitely one of he most underrated defenders in the Premier League as his experience will come in handy against the youthful Arsenal attack.

CB: Levi Colwill – Despite playing as a left-back for England and Chelsea this season, returns from injury could see Colwill used as a centre back in this match, his more natural position for sure.

LB: Marc Cucurella – The Spain international has been surprisingly one of the better defenders under Poch this season. Certainly, his versatility will come in handy as he is more likely to play as left-back to accommodate Gusto or James.