Ozil out of Chelsea v Arsenal, Sanchez and Hazard on bench

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring the 2nd arsenal goal with Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium

Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring the 2nd arsenal goal with Sead Kolasinac of Arsenal during the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and 1. FC Koeln at Emirates Stadium

Arsenal came from behind on Thursday to record a 3-1 win over FC Koln in the Europa League.

Chelsea host Arsenal in the first of Sunday's Premier League fixtures, knowing that a win could heap more pressure on Arsene Wenger's shoulders in a must-win game for the Gunners. The Blues haven't lost their last five home games against The Gunners in the league.

"For sure Arsenal is a big rival for the title". For this reason I think it's a massive game for us.

"You have to respond on the pitch and we did that".

"When you lose there is always disappointment but I always see a good mentality from my players when there is a defeat".

Reacting to Arsenal's team on Sky Sports, Neville said: 'I'm amazed, I expect Chelsea to bulldoze them now. Victories against Tottenham, Everton and Leicester followed which have put Antonio Conte's men in a strong position going into this intriguing clash.

"They are one of the six top teams in England and are capable of winning the title".

"I've been taking anti-biotics".

Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is still unwilling to risk Eden Hazard following his lengthy lay-off with an ankle injury - the Belgium global will start the fixture on the bench.

Wenger's side have no margin for error as they try to keep up with the early pace-setters in the title race and Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker admits it's essential Sanchez rediscovers his best form.

"We are not in a transfer period and on the day we played Liverpool that affected us".

"Liverpool beat us really on the break and Chelsea will try to do the same on Sunday".

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