April 26, 2015 by
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. .......Read more here.....
October 06, 2014 by
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.
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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March 22, 2014 by
Arsenal suffered a major blow to their title ambitions, as the Gunners suffered a controversial 6-0 defeat at Chelsea, after a terrible refereeing decision from Andre Mariner.
The home side had an early chance on three minutes, as Laurent Koscielny produced a terrible back-pass and Wojciech Szczesny just got to the ball, with Samuel Eto’o taking a tumble over the Polish keeper.
The Gunners had a golden opportunity to take the lead on four minutes. French striker Olivier Giroud was found in the Chelsea box by Tomas Rosicky, but the Frenchman’s effort was palmed away by Petr Cech in the Blues goal. .......Read more here.....
December 19, 2013 by
Arsenal could head into Monday night’s big game with Chelsea third in the league, with rivals Liverpool and Manchester City having very winnable games on Saturday. The Gunners have been top of the Premier League for a long time now, but the last few league games have brought the men from north London back down to earth.
The game against Chelsea will be a tough one. The Blues have spent vast amounts of money since the arrival of Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich as owner. Money seems to buy success these days and the Blues have been reasonably successful in recent years, but have not quite managed the domination they would have wish. .......Read more here.....