Arsenal v Chelsea Carabao Cup semi-final second leg
Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Elneny, Ozil, Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Lacazette.
Subs: Ramsey, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Kolasinac, Macey, Nelson, Nketiah.
Chelsea: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.
Subs: Drinkwater, Barkley, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, Cahill, Luiz, Eduardo.
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland).
Arsenal make four changes to the team named in the first leg at Stamford Bridge. In come Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Mohamed Elneny and Mesut Özil; Calum Chambers and Ainsley Maitland-Niles drop to the bench, while Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck miss out altogether. New man Henrikh Mkhitaryan played in Manchester United’s quarter-final defeat at Bristol City, so has to wait to make his debut for the Gunners.
Chelsea also make four changes from the first leg. In come Willy Caballero, Tiémoué Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro; Danny Drinkwater drops to the bench, while Thibaut Courtois, Álvaro Morata and Cesc Fàbregas are all injured. Box-fresh signing Ross Barkley is on the bench and will be raring to start his Chelsea career tonight.
Arsene Wenger speaks! “We are good teams that know each other very well. The more we play each other, the more we know each other’s strengths. But we never can predict. The last game in the Premier League was a very open game, the first tie in this competition was very blocked. So let’s see what will happen tonight. These are always tight games, a semi final, and whether you are favourite or not you want to win the game. We play at home, we have an opportunity to go to the final and we want to take it.”