Chelsea will all but secure a top four spot in the Premier League if they beat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League this evening.
Thomas Tuchel’s side may have one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup final against Leicester but the Blues would open up an eight-point gap on fifth place West Ham with three points tonight.
Chelsea have won three matches in a row in the Premier League, including Saturday’s 2-1 win at Manchester City, who they will face in the Champions League final at the end of the month.
Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for a European competition were ended by the Europa League semi-final defeat to Villareal last week. Mikel Arteta’s side have won back-to-back games in the Premier League for the first time since January with victories over Newcastle and West Brom.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match tonight.
When is it?
The match kicks off at 8:15pm GMT on Wednesday 12 May.
How can I watch?
It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage starting from 7:30pm. If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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What is the team news?
Chelsea lost defender Andreas Christensen to a hamstring injury in the win at Manchester City. The Dane is set to be unavailable against Arsenal tonight but could be back before the end of the Premier League season. Tuchel is still waiting on the return of Matteo Kovacic, with the German confirming that the midfielder is not yet ready to be in the squad for tonight’s match.
Arteta has said the hamstring injury that forced Emile Smith-Rowe off against West Brom on Sunday is “nothing major” but the young midfielder is not expected to be available against Chelsea tonight. David Luiz, Pablo Mari and Granit Xhaka are all injury doubts after missing the win against West Brom.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, James, Gilmour, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic
Arsenal XI: Leno, Holding, Gabriel, Mari, Saka, Elneny, Partey, Tierney, Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Aubameyang
Even with a packed schedule and two cup finals on the horizon, Chelsea’s deep squad and rotation under Tuchel makes them clear favourites against an Arsenal side who have little to play for under Arteta. Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal