Supporters have a pre-season London derby to get their teeth into in the early hours of Sunday morning when Arsenal face Chelsea in Florida.
The match represents each side’s last game of their respective pre-season tours to the US, and both will be hoping to snatch the bragging rights and a *very* minor piece of silverware in the form of the Florida Cup.
Here’s everything you need to know about the match…
Head-to-head results (Last five games)
Current form (Last five games)
New signing Fabio Vieira has finally joined training with his new teammates following a foot injury but he will be well short of match fitness.
Emile Smith Rowe and full-backs Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu missed the victory over Orlando on Wednesday night as they continue to recover from minor injuries. Goalkeepers Bernd Leno and Runar Alex Runarsson were also left out of the matchday squad.
Arsenal pre-season squad: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Matt Turner, Arthur Okonkwo, Alex Runarsson, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Gabriel, Pablo Mari, Ben White, Rob Holding, William Saliba, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Reuell Walters, Mohamed Elneny, Lucas Torreira, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith Rowe, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Fabio Vieira, Reiss Nelson, Gabriel Martinelli, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Folarin Balogun, Marquinhos
(4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavarez; Partey, Elneny; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Chelsea have a few injury issues themselves with Timo Werner, Cesar Azpilicueta, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Ross Barkley all missing Wednesday’s penalty shootout defeat to Charlotte FC in North Carolina.
Werner and Barkley are both struggling with hamstring issues, while Azpilicueta was hurt in a collision with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy in training. Kepa has a minor knock that is causing him slight pain in his movements, according to head coach Thomas Tuchel.
Kalidou Koulibaly wasn’t ready to make his debut against Charlotte, but Tuchel will be keen to get him involved here.
Chelsea pre-season squad: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Marcus Bettinelli, Edouard Mendy, Teddy Sharman-Lowe, Marcos Alonso, Ethan Ampadu, Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah, Ben Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Reece James, Kenedy, Emerson Palmieri, Malang Sarr, Thiago Silva, Ross Barkley, Conor Gallagher, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount, Michy Batshuayi, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly.
(3-4-2-1): Mendy; Chalobah, Silva, Colwill; James, Gallagher, Jorginho, Chilwell; Mount, Sterling; Havertz
It’s very early days of course, but this promises to be an intriguing encounter between two London rivals out in Florida.
Chelsea are yet to click – especially in an attacking sense – so far in pre-season, while Arsenal have looked in fine fettle after an early scare against Nurnberg in their pre-season opener. New signing Gabriel Jesus has looked particularly impressive.
It’s difficult to call at such an early stage in each side’s preparations, but based on form Arsenal will likely snatch the early bragging rights.
Score prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea