Chelsea takes on Arsenal in a crucial Premier League encounter on Saturday, 19th September.

The defending champions are currently struggling at the bottom half of the league table with just 4 points from the first five matches and are desperate to register full points to go up in the league table. They will accumulate some confidence after their win this week in the Champions League

Arsenal is currently in the fourth position in the league table with 10 points. The Gunners will be low on confidence as they lost to European minnows Dinamo Zagreb. They do not have any injury concerns except for Per Mertesacker.

In this article, we will make a list of five most influential players from either clubs who can single-handedly change the fate of this highly anticipated clash.

Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard is the best player in this Chelsea unit and is definitely one of the top players in the Premier League. The elegant left midfielder from Belgium will be the most important threat for Arsenal. Hazard scores goals, create chances and his pacey runs down the wing is extremely deceptive. Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin will be in charge to keep a check on Hazard.

Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill has remained out of form from the very beginning of this season. He was even benched twice in this season and Kurt Zouma replaced him. The French youngster failed to impress in his two appearances and was even at fault at times last week against Everton. We expect Mourinho to field Cahill which would bolster his backline. Gary Cahill should find his form in this match in order to keep the Arsenal attack force in check.

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez is undoubtedly the best player in this Arsenal unit and is definitely one of the top players in the Premier League. The elegant left winger from Chile will be the most important threat for Chelsea. Sanchez scores goals create chances and his pacey runs down the wing are extremely deceptive. Chelsea right-back Branislav Ivanovic will be in charge to keep a check on Sanchez.

Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin the most important defender in the Arsenal unit right now. His speed down the flanks is extremely useful and he tracks back brilliantly. He will play a crucial role in keeping Eden Hazard silent in the game. Arsenal will bank heavily on the youngster.

Francis Coquelin

Francis Coquelin will play a crucial role in the midfield of Arsenal. A robust central defensive midfielder who will be responsible in blocking the Chelsea attacks down the pitch. Coquelin will also initiate the moves from the midfield.

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