Chelsea set to rival Manchester United on and off the field

Mar 31, 2017, 01:44

Mesut Ozil came off the bench for Germany in the global break so should be fit to face City.

Chelsea may have the status of Premier League champions come May, but United and Mourinho are confident their global brand - along with Champions League status again - can get them the best players in the world. The two were only together for 18 months at Anfield, but the 52 Premier League goals they scored between them in 2013/14 nearly fired Liverpool to the title and obviously struck a lasting chord with supporters.

Kevin de Bruyne is a doubt with a groin strain whilst Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan are sidelined long-term.

Manchester City are looking to the double over Arsenal in a league season for the first time since 1975/76.

The 20-time English champions have already won the EFL Cup at Wembley last month and Mourinho's side are through to the Europa League quarter-finals, too.

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The Costa Rican global was shipped out on loan to Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon during the summer, after Wenger deemed him surplus to requirements this season.

Gibson's impressive form has attracted interest from the upper echelons of the Premier League with the Express claiming that Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are now ready to battle it out over his signature this summer. There are probably five teams fighting for that top four.

"But I think City will hurt Arsenal on more occasions".

The games will make up the third from last weekend of the Premier League season, and are likely to still have plenty up for grabs. All four could be ready to go (should be ready to go?), but with another game coming hot on the heels of this one, Wednesday against Manchester City, perhaps a bit of caution will be advisable.

If all goals scored after the 85th minute in the Premier League this season were removed, Arsenal would be seven points worse off (more than any other side) and below WBA & Everton in the table (8th).

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