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The Premier League season continues Sunday with the game of the weekend as Arsenal face Chelsea at the Emirates. The Gunners are hoping to forget about their opening loss to Brentford by getting their first victory against a London rival. The Blues, meanwhile, looked like title contenders after demolishing Crystal Palace in their first match. There will be no Christian Pulisic for the Blues in this one after the American winger tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the week.

Here's our storylines, how you can watch the match and more:

Storylines

Arsenal: The big question is whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will play. The star striker tested positive for COVID and was unavailable for Matchday 1, while his status for this one has not been officially announced. With him, Arsenal can win this. Without him, it feels like a draw at best. Part of it is because the team has really struggled to create good chances, and his ability to create something out of nothing is missing. If he doesn't go, it feels like a game where something will need to happen, like a penalty kick or an own goal, for the Gunners to come close to winning.

Chelsea: With Pulisic out and Hakim Ziyech still injured, could this be a spot where Romelu Lukaku starts? The expectation is for Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Mason Mount to begin in attack, but it will be intriguing to see if Thomas Tuchel can fit in his new toy in attack. His ability to play with his back to goal and combine with his new, technical teammates could make it a long day for the Gunners. 

How to watch and odds

Date: Sunday, Aug. 22 | Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
Location: Emirates Stadium -- London, England
TV: NBCSN | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) 
Odds: Arsenal +375; Draw +265; Chelsea -130 (via Caesars Sportsbook) 

Prediction

Lukaku comes off the bench and gets a goal as the Blues move to 2-0-0. Pick: Chelsea 2, Arsenal 0