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

The Germany global was rested for the Europa League win over Cologne on Thursday, but has not been passed fit to play at Stamford Bridge after reports suggested he was struggling with a muscle injury.

Arsenal start with Danny Welbeck in attack, supported by Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi. They're a five when they need to be and a three when they need to be - and we've seen how destructive Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses can be when they go forward.

He said: "I'm the type of guy that when I'm told I can't play under this type of manager, not with his style, if you tell me this some fire comes inside me, and I want to prove everyone wrong".

According to Opta, Sanchez and Kanu are two of only eight Arsenal players to have found the net in both of Europe's major continental competitions.

Alexis Sanchez, meanwhile, was one of two members of the regular starting XI alongside Nacho Monreal to start against the Bundesliga side after Wenger felt that it will help build match fitness.

"Yes, it is good for him".

Sanchez made only his second start of the season in what turned out to be a goalscoring effort in the 3-1 win over FC Koln in the Europa League three days ago and any impact he makes this afternoon will have to come as a substitute. "You do not win the FA Cup like that and nobody gives you a red carpet to win it".

The England worldwide, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, played 73 minutes and his return will provide the manager with an added option in defence.

Petr Cech returns in goal in place of David Ospina, while Per Mertesacker and Rob Holding are replaced by Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny at the back.



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