Arsenal takes on Chelsea in Sunday Premier League blockbuster
24 January 2016, 16:11
London — Unlike in previous seasons, only one team will be looking to enhance its Premier League title challenge when Arsenal hosts Chelsea on Sunday.
Arsenal, which leads the league on goal difference ahead of Leicester, is coming into the match after a pair of draws, while still-struggling Chelsea has four draws and one win from its last five matches since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho.
"Even if Chelsea are not in the best position, look at their squad. It's a big game because of the quality of the players on the pitch," Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. "It has a big importance to us as well. We play at the Emirates and know how important it will be to win this game."
Arsenal should be helped by the return of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Ozil, the team's leader in assists with 16, is expected to start.
Defending champion Chelsea has shown glimpses of the ability that led it to the title last season, but the team could be without Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on Sunday because of injury.
Willian, however, still believes in his squad.
"We know in the Premier League it is difficult to win and the game is away, but we have to go there together," the Brazil winger said. "Arsenal have a great team, we know that, but we know we can do it and bring back three points to Stamford Bridge."
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