Chelsea will look to continue the good run of results                                                                                             Reuters

Premier League leaders Chelsea play hosts to Arsenal in this season's first heavyweight London derby on Sunday.

The Blues will head into this game full of confidence as they are currently atop the Premier League, with five wins in six fixtures. Also, they will be boosted by the fact that the last time they hosted Arsenal, they won the game with a convincing 6-0 scoreline.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's record against Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is also impeccable as the Portuguese has never lost to the Frenchman. In the 11 fixtures played between the two managers, Mourinho has won six games and scored 19 goals, while Wenger has won none, scoring just six goals.

Considering all these stats, the Blues should be able to record an easy win over Arsenal tonight. But Mourniho insists that the Gunners are always tough opponents.

"They will always be a difficult opponent," Mourinho told the Daily Mail.

However, the former Real Madrid boss says that he and his side always look forward to difficult games like these.

"I like it difficult. I like to play against the best. My players also like it. Sometimes we are worried about the focus and we are worried about the approach.

"When you play big matches you know the players are more than ready for that. I have a meeting with them, but not a motivational meeting. Just a meeting to try to analyse a few things, a few images. Just about football. Never about the emotional side of it, or the motivational side of it."

Mourinho also claims that Cesc Fabregas will have no problems playing against his former side Arsenal, insisting that the Spaniard now loves Chelsea.

"I think he loves Chelsea already. He's so happy: the way he plays, the way he's a member of the squad, the way he lives in this little blue village. It is like he's here for a long time," the manager pointed out. 

Arsenal will be keen to get a positive result at Stamford Bridge                                                                       Reuters

Meanwhile, Arsenal will be hoping to get a positive result at Stamford Bridge, despite not being in the greatest of forms of late.

Although the Gunners have not been beaten in the Premier League yet, they have only managed to emerge victorious in two fixtures - against Crystal Palace (2-1) and Aston Villa (3-0) - this season, drawing the rest of the games.

The Gunners are also having an injury crisis, with many of their key players sidelined for this game. But despite not being favourites to win this game, Wenger insists that the Gunners will be looking to get all three points at Stamford Bridge.

"We want to go to Chelsea to win and, of course, they are six points ahead of us, (which) makes our desire even bigger," he told ESPN. "They have started very well, but we have a big opportunity.

"We are (the only) two unbeaten teams in the Premier League. They have been more efficient in finishing their games off than we have been. We have had a bit more of a difficult run until now than they had because we played Everton, Manchester City and Tottenham in our games but it is a vital game for us to stay in the race, of course."

Team News

Chelsea: Didier Drogba, who scored 13 goals in 14 appearances against the Gunners, will not feature in this game as he is suffering from an ankle injury. Ramires has also been ruled out with a groin problem. Diego Costa, however, will be starting, despite having problems with his hamstring.

Arsenal: The Gunners, on the other hand, have a lot of injury concerns, with Aaron Ramsey (hamstring), Mikel Arteta (calf), Mathieu Debuchy (ankle), Olivier Giroud (foot), Theo Walcott (knee), Sergio Gnabry (knee) and Yaya Sanogo (hamstring) all sidelined due to their respective injuries. Nacho Monreal is also a doubt for this game as he is suffering from a back problem.

Expected Lineups

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa

Arsenal: Szczesny; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Flamini, Wilshere; Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla; Welbeck

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The London derby is set for a 2.05 pm BST (6.35 pm IST, 9.05 am ET) start, with live coverage on Stars Sports 4 and Stars Sports 2 HD . The Premier League match can also be watched via live streaming online in India on Star Sports. Audience in the UK can catch the match live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1HD, with an option to live stream on Sky Online and Sky Go .

Catch the action in the US on TV on NBC Sports Live Extra and NBCSN, while the game can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Australian viewers can live stream the action Fox Sports On Demand, while viewers in Canada can do the same Watch Sportsnet. Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via live streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same via SuperSport online.

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