Alexis Sanchez scored two in the first half as Arsenal beat Hull City comfortably to draw even with Manchester City in second place with a match in hand.
Arsene Wenger made it 4-games unchanged as Arsenal travelled to the KC Stadium on Monday knowing that a comprehensive victory would steal second place back from rivals Manchester City. However the Gunners’ did recall Tomas Rosicky to the bench as injury ruled Danny Welbeck out.
Francis Coquelin continues to rack up interceptions and tackles but his fantasy value is held back by fouls committed and yellow cards, especially in big matches.
Hector Bellerin started one of Arsenal's biggest matches of the season with Mathieu Debuchy healthy and available.
Arsenal's attack wasn't up to the challenge of breaking down Chelsea's defense but the Gunners' defense held firm for a clean sheet draw.
It was a story of non-penalties as David Ospina, Santi Cazorla and Gary Cahill all avoided having penalties called against them as Arsenal and Chelsea drew nil-nil at the Emirates.
With Per Mertesacker doubtful through an ankle injury, Gabriel is highly likely to start Arsenal's Week 34 match-up with Chelsea at the Emirates.
Per Mertesacker is doubtful for Arsenal's Week 34 showdown with Chelsea at the Emirates after picking up an ankle injury against Reading in the FA Cup Semi-final.
An injury picked up by Per Mertesacker during the FA Cup win over Reading could hand Gabriel Paulista an extended run in the first team.
Speaking ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final against Reading, Arsene Wenger indicated that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is "...at least two weeks away."
Jack Wilshere wasn't deemed ready for even the bench against Burnley but he played 88 healthy minutes for Arsenal's U21 side against Reading on Monday.
Alexis Sanchez didn't contribute a goal or an assist but he scored big on phantom points to make it two big weekends in a row.
Aaron Ramsey got a match-winning goal for Arsenal against Burnley win Week 32 but his overall game still isn't back to it's best.
Hector Bellerin kept his place in the Arsenal line-up in Week 32 despite the presence of a healthy Mathieu Debuchy.
David Ospina led an Arsenal defense that put up strong defensive fantasy numbers across the board.