Arsenal will take Chelsea to open the season in the community shield to show how serious they are to win 2017/18 season…
The Gunners will be determined to get one over on their London rivals following their bitterly disappointing campaign last term as they finished outside the Champions League places for the first time since Arsene Wenger took charge as manager 20 years ago.
Arsenal finished fifth last season whereas Chelsea clinched the Premier League title for fifth time
Chelsea will aim to add another trophy to the cabinet as they begin their bid to retain the Premier League title and win it for the sixth time.
Antonio Conte is the fourth manager to win the Premier League in his debut season but will hope to become the first man to win it twice in his first two seasons.
Antonio Conte is preparing his Chelsea side for the defence of their Premier League crown
Arsenal and Chelsea have a rivalry that dates back decades and there is sure to be no love lost between the two London clubs.
Arsenal have no fresh injury concerns going into the fixture but the future of the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain remains uncertain. The trio could well be gone by the time this game comes around and the Ox may even be lining up for the blues against Arsenal
Chelsea will likely give competitive debuts to Alvaro Morata and Tiemoue Bakayoko in the London derby. The blues could also be a key player short come this fixture as Diego Costa is heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.