What TV channel is Chelsea vs Arsenal on? Live stream, UK TV information, latest team news and predicted XIs

Arsenal will continue their battle for a Champions League place this evening, when they travel to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea and Arsenal face off this evening with just seven matches left in the Premier League season.

The Blues sit in a very comfortable third place position - there’s little chance that they will slip out of the four places available for next year’s UEFA Champions League, but are also unlikely to catch up with Liverpool and Manchester City currently competing for the title.

The Gunners, however, will be desperate to overtake Tottenham Hotspur and steal the final spot for the top flight European competition.

Currently sitting in fifth, they have qualified for the UEFA Europa League, but Mikel Arteta will hope his team can push for the next level up as their season draws to a close.

Chelsea last played a Premier League fixture on Saturday 9 April, when they crushed Southampton 6-0 thanks to goals from Marcos Alonso, Kai Havertz and brace each for Mason Mount and Timo Werner.

Since their last Premier League fixture they have also made it into the FA Cup final, having beaten Crystal Palace 2-0 with goals from Mount and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

A disappointing night in Europe saw them lose on aggregate to Real Madrid and end their dreams of lifting the Champions League trophy but will look ahead to their final fixtures of the season and their clash against Liverpool in May for the FA Cup title.

Arsenal, however, have had a turbulent season with results and will come into the match having last won on 19 March.

They have won one out of their last five games but must gain as many points as possible in their remaining seven fixtures if they are to make it to Europe in 2022/23.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the London clash…

When is Chelsea v Arsenal?

The Blues and the Gunners will meet today, Wednesday 20 April 2022. Arsenal will travel to Stamford Bridge and kick off is scheduled for 7.45pm BST.

Lacazette, left, is a doubt for Arsenal after testing positive for Covid-19Lacazette, left, is a doubt for Arsenal after testing positive for Covid-19
Lacazette, left, is a doubt for Arsenal after testing positive for Covid-19

Is Chelsea v Arsenal on TV?

The all-London clash will be available to watch through Sky Sports. The Main Event and Premier League channels will both be showing the Premier League fixture between the Blues and Gunners.

Sky Sports subscriptions begin at around £40/month.

Those with Sky Sport subscriptions will also be able to live stream the match through the Sky Go app.

Coverage for the fixture will start at 7pm BST.

What is the team news?

Arsenal will hope that Alexandre Lacazette can return after missing the clash against Southampton due to testing positive for Covid-19.

The 23-year-old Takehiro Tomiyasu is also reportedly close to returning from a calf issue but it is still unclear as to whether he will be available for the London derby.

Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey both remain unavailable due to calf and thigh problems respectively.

An ankle issue will cast doubt as to whether Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic can play. The problem occurred in London’s FA Cup match against Crystal Palace.

Ross Barkely was ill for the FA Cup semi final while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ben Chilwell still remain out with longer-term issues (back and knee respectively.)

Predicted line-up

Chelsea: Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso, Mount, Havertz, Werner

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Cedric, Lokonga, Xhaka, Nuno, Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli

Predicted score

Chelsea won the first round of this derby in the 2021/22 season, ending Arsenal’s three-match winning streak.

Arsenal have won a total of 80 times while Chelsea have won 66 times in their history.

Chelsea are enjoying a good run but are still shaky at home while the Gunners are in desperate need of a strong fight-back.

1-1 draw.