Arsenal & Chelsea Combined XI Shows The Huge Gap In Quality Between Both Sides
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A combined XI of Arsenal and Chelsea players based on form has been revealed and Dani Ceballos is the only Gunners player in the team.
Mikel Arteta's side welcome the Blues to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening and they're currently 15th in the Premier League table.
It's a stark contrast to their London rivals, who started the day in fifth and just six points off Liverpool in top spot.
WhoScored have created a combined team and Ceballos, who is on loan from Real Madrid, joins N'Golo Kante in central midfield.
:scream: Dani Ceballos is the Arsenal player that qualifies for a combined with Chelsea
:eyes: And that is only because Hakim Ziyech is injured...
- WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) December 26, 2020
But the Spaniard is only in on a technicality, as Hakim Ziyech has been out injured since the start of the month.
Check out the entire team below.
GK: Edouard Mendy (Chelsea) - 6.57 rating
RB: Reece James (Chelsea) - 7.13 rating
CB: Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) - 7.34 rating
CB: Thiago Silva (Chelsea) - 7.04 rating
LB: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) - 7.28 rating
CM: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) - 7.00 rating
CM: Mason Mount (Chelsea) - 7.38 rating
CM: Dani Ceballos (Arsenal) - 6.81 rating
RW: Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) - 6.85 rating
ST: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) - 7.02 rating
LW: Timo Werner (Chelsea) - 7.13 rating
There is no place for Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the side or summer acquisition Gabriel.
Of Frank Lampard's summer recruits, four of them make the team in the form of Mendy, Silva, Chilwell and Werner.
Lampard has one of the strongest squads in the league at his disposal but recently criticised the Premier League's fixture list.
They're back in action on Monday evening against Aston Villa and the former England man isn't happy with a gap of just 48 hours.
He told a press conference per Goal: "I don't see how it's a fair playing field, I think it's wrong and it's not going to be the best for the players that play at the top level. Don't get me wrong, Aston Villa have the same problem. Us playing them, we'll both have the same problems.
"But I'm just saying we are not getting the same rest period that other teams are getting. It's not good even for the players to go out and train let alone play to a high level of 90 minutes. Everybody in the Premier League knows that."
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Topics: Mason Mount, Edouard Mendy, Football News, Chelsea, Football, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Timo Werner, Reece James, Premier League, Ben Chilwell, Arsenal, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, N'Golo Kante