Hello, and welcome to football.london’s live coverage of the London derby between Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League, Mikel Arteta’s first home game as Gunners manager.
Arsenal come into this game in horrifying league form, with just one win in their past 11 Premier League matches. A draw last time out against Bournemouth leaves them in 11th place, eight points off the top four places.
But they can reduce that gap with a win against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side, who are on a pretty poor run themselves, with two wins in their past seven league matches.
The momentum built from a 2-0 win away to top four rivals Spurs last weekend was halted on Boxing Day with a 2-0 home loss against Southampton. They have also recently been defeated by struggling Bournemouth and West Ham but have been largely more impressive away from Stamford Bridge.
You can follow all the pre-match build-up, confirmed team news and live updates and match analysis from the game in our blog, below.