Date: 29th October 2011 at 12:40pm
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Today is going to go a long way in showing just how far we`ve come in our recovery after an horrendous 8 months in the club`s recent history.

What we need to remember however, is that getting something from the game isn`t the sole indicator of our progression, going to Stamford Bridge and getting a point or three is tough for even the best teams in the league, but if we can put in a good performance and compete in this match, even if we lose, will tell us a lot.

Tomas Vermaelen makes the bench after a long lay off, and long time Arsenal tormentor, Didier Drogba is suspended after his atrocious two footed tackle in the QPR match last week.

Here`s the complete line up.

Chelsea
? 01 Cech
? 02 Ivanovic
? 03 Cole
? 17 Bosingwa
? 26 Terry
? 07 Ramires
? 08 Lampard
? 12 Mikel
? 09 Torres
? 10 Mata
? 23 Sturridge

Substitutes
? 46 Blackman
? 04 David Luiz
? 34 Bertrand
? 06 Romeu
? 15 Malouda
? 16 Meireles
? 18 Lukaku

Arsenal
? 13 Szczesny
? 04 Mertesacker
? 06 Koscielny
? 11 Santos
? 20 Djourou
? 08 Arteta
? 14 Walcott
? 16 Ramsey
? 17 Song
? 10 Van Persie
? 27 Gervinho

Substitutes
? 21 Fabianski
? 05 Vermaelen
? 25 Jenkinson
? 07 Rosicky
? 23 Arshavin
? 26 Frimpong
? 09 Park Chu-Young