Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 4: No home advantage for The Blues as The Gunners win
Chelsea fell to a home defeat at the hands of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Chelsea were looking to pick up points, following a 6-0 victory against Southampton. Arsenal, on the other hand, lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Southampton. After today’s result, Chelsea are in 3rd place on the table and has 62 points while Arsenal sit in 5th with 57 points after 25 matches.
Arsenal started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to a goal from Edward Nketiah, at 13 minutes. However, their lead didn’t last for long, Timo Werner producing an equaliser in the 17th minute, bringing The Blues level. However, each side looked hungry to win and The Gunners then found the back of the net at the 27 minute mark thanks to Emile Smith-Rowe, taking the score to 2-1. However, their lead was short lived, as Cesar Azpilicueta equalised for Chelsea at the 32 minute mark, finalising the first half 2-2.
Arsenal continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Edward Nketiah finding the net again, at 57 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and Bukayo Saka made it 4-2 just before the final whistle to make it 4-2.
Both coaches used all substitutions. For Chelsea, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech, came on for Andreas Christensen, Romelu Lukaku and Marcos Alonso, Arsenal brought on Gabriel Martinelli, Cedric Soares and Alexandre Lacazette, to replace Edward Nketiah, Emile Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka.
There were bookings for Malang Sarr, Mason Mount and Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea. For Arsenal, Gabriel Magalhaes saw yellow.
|Chelsea:||Edouard Mendy, Malang Sarr, Andreas Christensen (Thiago Silva, min.46), Cesar Azpilicueta, Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marcos Alonso (Hakim Ziyech, min.81), Mason Mount, Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku (Kai Havertz, min.60)|
|Arsenal:||Aaron Ramsdale, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Ben White, Nuno Tavares, Bukayo Saka (Alexandre Lacazette, min.90), Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith-Rowe (Cedric Soares, min.75) and Edward Nketiah (Gabriel Martinelli, min.70)|
|Goals:||Edward Nketiah (0-1, min. 13), Timo Werner (1-1, min. 17), Emile Smith-Rowe (1-2, min. 27), Cesar Azpilicueta (2-2, min. 32), Edward Nketiah (2-3, min. 57) and Bukayo Saka (2-4, min. 90)|