Expected Chelsea lineup vs Arsenal as Frank Lampard weighs up out-of-form players

Frank Lampard has some big decisions to make tonight as Chelsea face Arsenal in the Premier League.

A win must be on the agenda after a shock loss to Newcastle which has left them looking wobbly in the race for a spot in the top four.

They still remain fourth and five points clear of Manchester United but the Blues will be wary of any more slip-ups.

That is especially considering the Red Devils have a chance to reduce the gap to two if they beat Burnley tomorrow.

But only if Chelsea lose to Arsenal tonight in a huge London derby.


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In their last encounter, Chelsea emerged 2-1 winners in a rollercoaster of a match that saw the Blues steal all three points with two late goals at the Emirates.

That was Mikel Arteta’s second game in charge but his fortunes have not changed much since then.

The Gunners have won just once in the Premier League under the Spaniard but when it comes to Chelsea, form goes out the window.

The Blues have succumbed to some abysmal losses to the likes of West Ham and Bournemouth in recent times, both were in shocking form.

N’Golo Kante has come under criticism in recent weeks

Nevertheless, Lampard will no doubt pump up his side for what promises to be an epic clash under the floodlights at Stamford Bridge.

But the former Derby manager has some tough decisions to make with players out of form.

N’Golo Kante has been a shadow of the player he once was but must feel assured of a starting spot in a big game.

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Kepa Arrizabalaga is another who has had a poor season but is unlikely to be dropped.

However, Mason Mount and Willian must be nervously looking at the bench with both players being poor in recent weeks.

Ultimately, the lack of options down the pecking order might see them saved – though a formation…