Eden Hazard, meanwhile, is also named as a sub as he is again made to wait for his first start for the club in the 2017-18 campaign. Arsenal came from behind on Thursday to record a 3-1 win over FC Koln in the Europa League.
'I think that actually in terms of rivalries that Chelsea have, the one with Tottenham is perhaps even bigger than Arsenal, ' said the 23-year-old.
With Alexis Sanchez scoring a controversial opener for Arsenal and Chelsea's Victor Moses sent off for diving, it was a bitter conclusion to an otherwise flawless first season in charge for Conte. We did exactly what I expected them to.
Wenger last tasted victory on the road against one of the big boys almost 1000 days ago when they saw off Manchester City 2-0 in 2015.
Chelsea - the Premier League champions - have been ticking over nicely since their opening weekend defeat at home to Burnley.
Victories against Bournemouth and Cologne have done little to ease the concerns of Arsenal fans who believe Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is no longer the right man for the job. They kept all the players from last season.
Antonio Conte, meanwhile, is still unwilling to risk Eden Hazard following his lengthy lay-off with an ankle injury - the Belgium global will start the fixture on the bench. "Then I'll try to make the best decision for the Arsenal game".
Following a pre-season friendly in China, this was another level London derby between the two sides as Chelsea finished with 10 men and here, Press Association Sport looks at how the opposing managers fared.
Wenger waited until the final 25 minutes before turning to Sanchez in the hope of his talisman inspiring Arsenal to a late victor.