Sound the trumpets. This is a big one. Antonio Conte leads Chelsea across London for a match against Arsene Wenger and Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to complete a Saturday full of fun in the Premier League (Watch live, 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBC Sports) Cesc Fabregas will start after scoring a pair in Chelsea’s 4-2 extra time win over Leicester City at midweek in the EFL Cup, while Arsenal keeps Olivier Giroud, Lucas Perez, and Granit Xhaka on the bench. LINEUPS Arsenal: Cech; Monreal, Koscielny, Mustafi, Bellerin; Cazorla, Coquelin; Walcott, Ozil, Iwobi; Alexis. Subs: Ospina, Holding, Gibbs, Xhaka, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lucas, Giroud. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Luiz,
Everton fans have an interesting relationship with Bournemouth, and their manager Eddie Howe in particular. Blues will argue it was that epic game in November 2015 down south when the wheels basically came off last season. Everton blew a 2-0 lead, and then scored with what was supposed to be the last kick of the game in the 95th minute. However, thanks to a pitch invasion by traveling fans, the referee added more time to the clock from which the Cherries promptly equalized! Here’s Howe on what transpired for Bournemouth - “The Everton game last season at home was a really significant result. “There was something you can’t necessarily coach in that game, the spirit and determination they showed.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has claimed he once beat sprint legend Usain Bolt in a race – but has misplaced video evidence of the moment it happened. Bolasie, whose speed and skill earned him a £25million transfer from Crystal Palace to Everton in August, said that he played football with Bolt when the Jamaican world record holder was in London seeking friends for a kick-about in 2015.