The corresponding fixture in September saw the Gunners brush aside their London rivals in a comfortable 3-0 win.
But the match saw Antonio Conte switch to a 3-4-3 formation and they went on to win a record equalling 13 consecutive Premier League matches.
David Luiz's outrageous celebration after cheeky free-kick against Liverpool
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David Luiz let it all out after scoring a belting free-kick for Chelsea in their 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield
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David Luiz sparked wild celebrations with his goal against Liverpool last night
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic
Chelsea will start the match nine points clear of Arsenal and Matic is keen to find out how much they have improved since their first meeting.
He told London Evening Standard: "We want to see where we are and where they are [as a team]. We will try to win because we are at home. They also have qualities and will try to find opportunities.
Arsenal were easy winners when the teams met in September
"But I'm sure that we are ready, mentally and physically, and I'm sure the supporters will enjoy this game.
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"I hoped [the Arsenal defeat in September] was going to be a wake-up call for us and it was.
"After that match we won 13 games in a row. Sometimes you have to lose a game to wake up and I'm sure we will not allow any more defeats like that one. You can lose a game but not in that way."