Arsenal vs Chelsea: Live stream, TV channel, team news, kick-off time for Boxing Day Premier League clash

ARSENAL and Chelsea face each other in their next Premier League game on Boxing Day.

The Gunners are winless in seven Premier League games while the Blues are coming off the back of a 3-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday evening.

What time does Arsenal vs Chelsea kick-off?

  • Arsenal's big Premier League clash with Chelsea will get underway at 5.30pm UK time on Saturday, December 26.
  • The game will take place at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.
  • There will be no fans in attendance as London is in tier 4 of the government's coronavirus restriction guidelines.

What channel is it on and can it be live streamed?

  • Chelsea's clash with the Gunners will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
  • Frank Lampard's side's visit to Arsenal is available for live streaming both the Sky Go and NOW TV apps.
  • You can download both apps onto your mobile or tablet device.

Team news

Gabriel Martinelli is set to hand Mikel Arteta a fitness boost before they face Chelsea on Boxing Day.

The Arsenal winger limped off in the 4-1 Carabao Cup defeat with Manchester City on Tuesday with a shin injury.

Martinelli, 19, was making his first start in nine months after overcoming a serious knee injury.

Despite his lengthy absence, the talented Brazilian showed his class with a fine run and cross to set up Alexandre Lacazette for the equaliser.

But his latest knock is not thought to be serious and he told fans on Twitter: "Feeling fine and ready to go again.”

Martinelli is expected to start if fit in an attack that could feature Alexandre Lacazatte and Nicolas Pepe.

Youngster Eddie Nketiah is pushing for a start but Lacazette's goal against City is likely to give him the nod.

Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang is expected to miss out again as he battles to overcome a calf injury.

For Chelsea, Frank Lampard is likely to be without at least three of his key players for the short trip to Arsenal.

The Chelsea boss will be hoping to give supporters a belated Christmas present as they aim to keep the pressure on Liverpool at the top of the table.

Hakim Ziyech is ruled out with a thigh injury which could mean a return to the starting XI for Kai Havertz.

Speaking of his niggle, Lampard said: "You have to wait to recover.

"It's not a long-term concern and we hope to have him back in the next week or so."

N'Golo Kante is likely to play behind a forward line that could see Callum Hudson-Odoi slotting in on the right flank.

The England winger has recovered from a thigh injury and was an unused sub in the 3-0 victory over West Ham on Monday.

Lampard will also have decisions to make with his defence.

Both full-backs Reece James and Ben Chilwell are unlikely to feature with knee and ankle injuries respectively.


Arsenal – 14/5

Draw – 5/2

Chelsea – 10/11

*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication.

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