Confirmed line-ups and preview for Premier League clash


"One month ago, it was impossible to imagine we could fight for a place in the Champions League", Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said.

"We can make life easier for us by winning at Chelsea".

Well that keeps things interesting, rolling into the final week of the Premier League season.

Olivier Giroud is renowned for his aerial prowess and the Chelsea striker has actually bettered Real Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo in terms of headed goals over the last three seasons. Failure to qualify for the Champions League for Liverpool and Spurs, while still unlikely, would be disastrous for either club in so many ways.

The win takes the Blues to 69 points, two behind Tottenham Hotspur who lost 1-0 to West Brom on Saturday, with two fixtures left.

Given that Manchester City romped to the title so early on, this close result has left a welcome potential twist in the tale of another remarkable season.

The Gunners won 15 of their 19 games on home soil.

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"My form is better and where it should be now and the rest is out of my hands".

The England worldwide joined the Blues from Bolton in January 2012, and has gone on to win one Champions League, two Premier Leagues and one FA Cup with the side.

"It was clear we had to avoid these situations and I feels like we only had to avoid it once more in the game and then we would have the draw, which would feel completely different".

As Chelsea and Liverpool both battled for a spot in next season's Champions League, there was no better person to introduce Sunday's bout between the two sides.

England worldwide goalkeeper Jack Butland has attracted interest from Liverpool in the past, whilst former Bayern Munich and Inter Milan midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri won't be short of offers once he returns from the World Cup with Switzerland.

Equally, Conte pipping one of them to it, with an FA Cup final still to play against United, would represent yet another strong season.

With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez absent through injury, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in particular failed to impress in rare starts up front. "Whether you like me or not as a player, you can't say that's not success". Why this player is on the bench?