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Chelsea v Arsenal Premier League Preview 0

Posted on September 16, 2017 by David Nugent

On Sunday lunchtime, Arsenal face a tough test as the Gunners travel to London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League.

The home side have hit form of late, recording four consecutive wins in all competitions. Last time out the Blues hammered Azerbaijan champions Qarabag 6-0 in the Champions League. The big win followed a 2-1 win at Leicester in their last Premier League outing.

Unsurprisingly considering that they were champions last season, Antonio Conte’s side have a formidable record in the Premier League of late, having won nine of their last ten outings in the English top-flight. The English champions have also scored two or more goals in nine of their last ten league outings.

Arsenal just not good enough to win the title 0

Posted on February 05, 2017 by David Nugent

Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at league leaders Chelsea showed that Arsenal are simply not good enough to win the Premier League title. Despite at times dominating possession, the Gunners did not seem to have the strength, quality or big game know-how to beat the Blues.

It looked like men against boys at times. Chelsea were incisive and boss Antonio Conte knew exactly were the Gunners weak spots were and exploited them to perfection. In reality Chelsea probably did not really have to adapt their game much for the clash, as they recorded a relatively comfortable win.

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Chelsea defeat Arsenal to extend their lead at the top 0

Posted on February 04, 2017 by David Nugent

Chelsea recorded a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, as the Gunners fell further behind their London rivals in the Premier League table.

Arsenal had the first chance of the game on just two minutes. Mesut Ozil capitalised on a mistake from David Luiz and found Alex Iwobi, who from the edge of the saw an effort deflect just wide of goal.

On 11 minutes Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill saw a header bounce over the bar from a wide free-kick. The Blues took the lead on 13 minutes. Pedro’s cross was bulleted against the bar by Diego Costa’s head, only for Blues wing-back Marcos Alonso to head home the rebound.

Chelsea win against nine-man Arsenal 0

Posted on September 19, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal had the first real threat of the game on four minutes. Theo Walcott was played in behind the Chelsea, but Asmir Begovic came out and narrowed the striker’s angle and the England international eventually ran the ball out of play.

The first attempt from the home side came on six minutes, as Petr Cech dealt easily with a Cesc Fabregas effort on goal. On 12 minutes Alexis Sanchez cut in from the wing and fired an effort just wide of goal.

Alexis Sanchez’s pre-season delayed by visa problems 0

Posted on August 04, 2015 by David Nugent

Alexis Sanchez’s pre-season has been delayed by the fact that he had to wait for a new visa, according to the Daily Telegraph. The Chilean international was stuck in Paris on Monday, (not a bad place to be stuck really) waiting for his new visa to be processed.

The Chilean has been allowed an extended break after he helped his national side win the Copa America on home soil. The 26-year-old scored the winning penalty in the final of the competition against Argentina.

Arsenal beat Chelsea in Community Shield 0

Posted on August 02, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal claimed the first piece of silverware of the new English season by defeating London rivals Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday.

The clash started in a very slow manner, as the two teams tried to feel each other out. The first real threat on goal came on 15 minutes, as Cesc Fabregas put Loic Remy through on goal, only for the Frenchman to be flagged offside.

The first attempt on goal came on 23 minutes. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil found Theo Walcott with a cross and the England forward saw his header on goal saved by Thibaut Courtois.

Arsenal and Chelsea play out a goalless draw 0

Posted on April 26, 2015 by David Nugent

After a slow start the visitors had a penalty appeal turned down by referee Michael Oliver, as Oscar went down in the penalty area under a challenge from young Hector Bellerin.

On 12 minutes the Gunners had a half-chance. Olivier Giroud picked up the ball in the penalty area and the Frenchman attempted to flick the ball over Thibaut Courtois, but the Chelsea keeper gathered comfortably in the end.

The visitors had a golden opportunity and a penalty appeal turned down on 16 minutes. Former-Gunner Cesc Fabregas fired a superb pass over the Arsenal defence to Oscar, who lofted the ball over David Ospina, only for Bellerin to get back onto his own goal line and clear the ball wide of goal.

Arsenal’s performance against Chelsea disappointing 1

Posted on October 06, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat at London rivals and league leaders Chelsea on Sunday. In truth the home side were not outstanding and Arsenal did not performed terribly, but the Gunners still returned home from Stamford Bridge empty handed.

Control

Chelsea always seemed to have control of the game and never looked in much danger, despite not being at their best they still managed to claim the three points. The Blues outmuscled the Gunners at times and certain players went missing on the big occasion.

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Arsenal suffer defeat at Chelsea 0

Posted on October 05, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal lost their unbeaten Premier League record on Sunday as the Gunners suffered a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Chelsea.

The Gunners had the first attempt of the game on three minutes, as Alexis Sanchez fired well wide of goal with a long range effort. On ten minutes Sanchez collided with Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois, which led to a slight delay in play, as the Belgium international received treatment.

The game then went through a scrappy period with the biggest talking point handbags between Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on the sidelines. The home side were awarded a penalty kick on 26 minutes.

Wenger admits missing the chance to sign Eden Hazard 0

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal supporters know the long list of names who could have joined Arsenal as younger players but went on to pursue a career elsewhere, but manager Arsene Wenger has revealed Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is another who slipped through his fingers.

‘Yes, I wanted to take him, I had his agent at my home but again the barrier was financial and Chelsea made an effort that I couldn’t make. He can be one of the players who grows into the Messi, Ronaldo stature if he continues to develop well.’



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