Revealed: Just one Blues representative makes Arsenal vs Chelsea Combined XI


Ahead of tonight’s clash at the Emirates, we’ve compiled our Arsenal vs Chelsea Combined XI, based on WhoScored ratings from the 2023/24 Premier League season so far. To be eligible for selection, players must have made 20 or more appearances and be available for the fixture, which means Cole Palmer, who is expected to sit out the tie and would have made this XI otherwiser, is absent. 


David Raya (Arsenal) - 6.57 


The Arsenal stopper leads the way for the Premier League Golden Glove with 13 clean sheets to his name this season. 


Ben White (Arsenal) - 6.88 


Perhaps the unsung member of the division’s strongest backline, White has missed just one game this season, while he has two goals and four assists to his name. 


William Saliba (Arsenal) - 6.79 


The only Gunners player to have played every single minute in the Premier League this season. Saliba has strengthened his case as one of the division’s top defenders this term. 


Gabriel Magalhaes (Arsenal) - 7.00 


Brazilian defender Gabriel Magalhaes has been just as impressive as his defensive partner this season, while he has also netted four times so far. 


Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal) - 6.84 


Oleksandr Zinchenko may have been in and out of the starting XI in recent weeks, but the Ukrainian’s performances see him keep out the likes of Ben Chilwell and Marc Cucurella in our team. 


Martin Odegaard (Arsenal) - 7.31 


The Arsenal captain has recorded another fine campaign, and boasts eight goals and six assists ahead of kick-off against the Blues. 


Revealed: Just one Blues representative makes Arsenal vs Chelsea Combined XI


Declan Rice (Arsenal) - 7.33 


A transformative signing for Mikel Arteta and Arsenal, who has already surpassed his most productive Premier League campaign, with six goals and five assists to his name so far. 


Conor Gallagher (Chelsea) - 7.12 


The solitary Chelsea representative in our XI, Gallagher has won possession in the attacking third more times (38) than any other player in Europe’s top five leagues this season. 


Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) - 7.61 


The Premier League’s highest rated player ahead of this clash, courtesy of a sensational season with 22 goal involvements (14 goals, eight assists) so far. 


Kai Havertz (Arsenal) - 6.99 


The former Chelsea man has 15 goal involvements to his name in his debut season for the Gunners, four more than the most he managed in a single campaign at Stamford Bridge. 


Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) - 6.96 


A somewhat disappointing individual campaign by last season’s standards, but Gabriel Martinelli sees off the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk, Noni Madueke and Raheem Sterling to take up the left-wing berth.

Revealed: Just one Blues representative makes Arsenal vs Chelsea Combined XI