The Frenchman finds himself back in the stands at Stamford Bridge this evening as he serves the second of his three-match ban.
Jack Wilshere has picked up a fresh injury concern after limping off against Chelsea on Wednesday.
Conte has opted for a strong side that includes Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard in attack, while Danny Drinkwater comes into the midfield in place of Tiemoue Bakayoko, who was ineffective against the Gunners last week.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is a doubt for this weekend's clash with Bournemouth after limping out of the Gunners' game with Chelsea.
Antonio Conte's side dominated possession for long periods at Stamford Bridge - where the Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) was in operation - but lacked the killer instinct required to take a step towards the final.
In the 28th minute, Maitland-Niles lost his footing and Moses fired against the base of the near post.
Moses' Super Eagles teammate Iwobi had an attempt from range in the 38th minute only to see his shot punched away by Thibaut Courtois.
Martin Atikinson consulted VAR as Arsenal supporters chanted the name of the trialled technology but the referee stuck with his initial decision of no penalty.
It was Chelsea who continued to look the most like scoring, though, and Moses saw a vicious low drive deflected over from Mustafi before Ospina was left in no-man's land from the resulting corner, only for Christensen to plant his header wide of the target with the goal gaping.