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Where: Emirates Stadium
When: 19:45 GMT
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Arsenal take on Chelsea in the Capital One Cup in a match that could be decided by the depth of the respective clubs’ squads.
Jose Mourinho may have complained about the 24 hours less preparation time his side received in comparison to Arsenal, but the Blues squad is significantly stronger than the Gunners’ beyond the first team.
Indeed, in the previous round against Swindon, Chelsea were able to select 14 full internationals – despite Mourinho’s claims that he would field a youth team.
In stark contrast, Arsenal do tend to field more of a youth side in the Capital One Cup, but that is arguably more out of necessity than choice.
The Gunners are suffering an injury crisis, with a number of senior players such as Mathieu Flamini, Abou Diaby, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski and Yaya Sanogo out injured, and Mikel Arteta suspended.
Combine that with an already shallow squad containing just three senior centre backs, and Arsene Wenger must select from his youth and reserve sides in the competition if he is to give his first choice players any rest at all.