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Arsenal vs Chelsea Live Football Soccer July 24, 2022

After facing Arsenal on Sunday, Thomas Tuchel’s side will travel to Italy to face Serie A outfit Udinese in their final warm-up fixture on July 29, before beginning the 2022-23 campaign with a Premier League visit to Frank Lampard’s Everton on August 6. After a slow start to the summer transfer window, Tuchel has been able to bolster his squad with the arrivals of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly, and further additions are set to be made by the Blues before the end of the window, with centre-back Jules Kounde believed to be their top target at present.

Even though Arsenal are on the verge of signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, Sunday’s game will likely come too soon for the versatile left-back, with Nuno Tavares expected to start again as a result. As for Chelsea, Timo Werner, Ross Barkley (both hamstring), Cesar Azpilicueta (knock) and Kepa Arrizabalaga (discomfort) were not involved in the defeat to Charlotte due to injury, and the quartet are unlikely to feature on Sunday. Koulibaly was another who did not feature on Thursday, having only recently joined up with the first-team squad, and it remains to be seen whether he will be handed his debut against the Gunners.

Koulibaly was another who did not feature on Thursday, having only recently joined up with the first-team squad, and it remains to be seen whether he will be handed his debut against the Gunners. Gallagher, Michy Batshuayi, Emerson Palmieri and Ethan Ampadu, who all spent time on loan last season, will be looking to force their way into Tuchel’s thinking ahead of the new season. The likes of Sterling, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz all began on the substitutes’ bench last time out, but they could be brought into the first XI this weekend.

Arsenal playmaker Fabio Vieira arrived at the club from Porto this summer with a foot injury and is yet to feature in pre-season, but the 22-year-old has recently returned to training and could make his debut on Sunday if he passes a fitness test ahead of kickoff. The Gunners, however, are set to be without Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Kieran Tierney who have not been involved in training due to injury, and it would be a surprise to see the trio risked against Chelsea.

The likes of Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Thomas Partey, William Saliba, Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes all began on the bench against Orlando, but they could return to the starting lineup this weekend .Even though Arsenal are on the verge of signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, Sunday’s game will likely come too soon for the versatile left-back, with Nuno Tavares expected to start again as a result. As for Chelsea, Timo Werner, Ross Barkley (both hamstring), Cesar Azpilicueta (knock) and Kepa Arrizabalaga (discomfort) were not involved in the defeat to Charlotte due to injury, and the quartet are unlikely to feature on Sunday.

Koulibaly was another who did not feature on Thursday, having only recently joined up with the first-team squad, and it remains to be seen whether he will be handed his debut against the Gunners. Gallagher, Michy Batshuayi, Emerson Palmieri and Ethan Ampadu, who all spent time on loan last season, will be looking to force their way into Tuchel’s thinking ahead of the new season. The likes of Sterling, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz all began on the substitutes’ bench last time out, but they could be brought into the first XI this weekend.

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