THERE are two Premier League matches on Sunday with Arsene Wenger trying to put one over Jose Mourinho for the first time and Everton taking on Man United at Goodison.
A draw looks the likely result for me at the Emirates and I reckon United will edge a win at Goodison. Here is the latest team news.
Arsenal v Chelsea
Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker is doubtful because of an ankle injury and Gabriel Paulista is ready to come at centre-half in his place. Goalkeeper David Ospina and full-backs Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal are expected to return, having missed last weekend’s FA Cup win over Reading. Captain Mikel Arteta (ankle) and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) miss out.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will make a late decision on whether to risk Diego Costa’s fragile hamstrings. Costa has missed the last two matches but could return ahead of schedule in place of Didier Drogba. Fellow striker Loic Remy (calf) is definitely out, so Dominic Solanke could be a substitute if Costa fails to make it.
Last season: Chelsea 6 Arsenal 0; Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland).
Everton v Manchester United
Everton’s Steven Pienaar is a major doubt after struggling with muscle fatigue. His fellow midfielders Leon Osman (groin) and James McCarthy (ankle) both returned to training on Friday and should be available. Striker Romelu Lukaku reported no after-effects from his first appearance in a month last weekend.
Manchester United are still without a number of first-team players. Defenders Phil Jones (ankle), Marcos Rojo (adductor) and Rafael (rib) are out and midfielder Michael Carrick (calf) is also unavailable. Centre-back Jonny Evans returns from suspension but there are doubts over midfield duo Daley Blind (ankle) and Adnan Januzaj (ankle).
Last season: Everton 2 Manchester United 0, Manchester United 0 Everton 1.
Referee: Andre Marriner (W Midlands).
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