Chelsea vs Arsenal (06/11/2022)

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Chelsea vs Arsenal (06/11/2022)


Graham Potter

First Eleven
16 E. Mendy
28 Cesar Azpilicueta  
14 Trevoh Chalobah
06 Thiago Silva
32 Marc Cucurella
12 Ruben Loftus-Cheek  
05 Jorginho
19 Mason Mount  
29 K. Havertz  
09 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang   
17 Raheem Sterling
13 Marcus Bettinelli
17 Mateo Kovacic  
22 Christian Pulisic  
18 Armando Broja  
20 Denis Zakaria
22 Hakim Ziyech
51 Conor Gallagher  
26 Kalidou Koulibaly
-- Lewis Hall

Stamford Bridge

End of Match
63'' Gabriel Magalhães
F-T Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
90+5' Sterling is caught offside from a Silva long ball. He was trying to win a header against Holding, which was never going to happen anyway.

Arsenal just moments away...
90+3' Another defensive switch from Arsenal - Holding comes on for Martinelli.

They're just minutes away from a huge - and deserved - win.
90' Five minutes of added time for Chelsea to find a leveller.

It doesn't look likely at the moment...
89' YELLOW! Another booking for Chelsea, this time for Sterling after he clipped a counter-attacking Partey from behind.
86' A defensive change for Arsenal as they look to see the game out - Elneny comes on for Odegaard.
84' Chelsea swing in a corner from the right that falls to Cucurella at the far post, but his low effort is easily blocked.

The Blues have belatedly upped the tempo but Arsenal still look pretty comfortable.
80' White's booked for wasting time. Arsenal are understandably keen to preserve their narrow lead.
78' Arsenal bring Tierney on for Zinchenko, while Chelsea replace Mount and Loftus-Cheek with Pulisic and Kovacic.
77' That sums up Chelsea's second half.

Azpilicueta bombs down the right, produces a great bit of skill to beat Gabriel - and then puts his cross into the stands.
76' Saliba dances down the right for Arsenal but can't find the right cross. Cucurella meets Gabriel's crossfield pass. Arsenal keep on coming, and Chelsea have nowhere to go.
68' CHANCE! It's all Arsenal at the moment!

Saka gets a chance on his right foot in the area but slices it over the bar.

Mendy then just about gets to a through-ball before the Arsenal attacker and manages not to handle outside his area.
64' Conor Gallagher replaces Kai Havertz & Armando Broja replaces Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Gunners take the lead through Gabriel! Saka sends the corner into the centre. It bounces through everyone to the Arsenal centre-back who hooks the ball high into the net from close range!
57' Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
We have a pause in the game due to a medical emergency in the crowd.
55' Chelsea's free-kick doesn't lead to much. Up the other end, Mendy wafts Jesus' cross out for a throw-in.
53' Partey fires a pass into the feet of Martinelli, who's outmuscled. Loftus-Cheek powers down the right and gets shrugged over by the Ghanaian. Chelsea free-kick.
Azpilicueta goes into the book for a foul on Martinelli that has Chelsea incensed.
47' Aubameyang then heads clear a really poor Saka corner before Havertz is prevented from going one-on-one on the counter-attack by referee Oliver, who spotted a handball by the German.
46' Second Half begins...
H-T Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
45+1' Martinelli dribbles towards the byline and Arsenal get a corner out of it. It doesn't beat the first man. That's all for now.
45' Saka tries to take on Cucurella again but Jorginho comes across to help his team-mate out. There'll be one added minute before half-time.
42' Yellow Card to Bukayo Saka.
40' Jesus' cross from the left has the sting taken out of it. It loops safely into the arms of Mendy in the Chelsea goal.
37' Zinchenko tries to pick out Martinelli with a ball over the top. Chelsea's centre-backs read the situation well to cut it out.
32' Havertz plays the ball against Saliba to earn Chelsea their first corner of the match down their left. Mount floats it into the middle. Silva can't keep his header down.
31' Jesus can't get past Silva down Arsenal's right. The forward is too eager to make amends and unfairly trips Jorginho.
27' Aubameyang slides into White, catching his former team-mate on the top of his foot. Arsenal's former captain is deservedly booked.
21' Chelsea counter and Mount has a hopeful shot blocked. Havertz slips as he goes up against Saliba down the left. Mount bundles over White to prevent Arsenal from breaking forward.
Both defences making crucial interventions!
17' Things have calmed down slightly after a frantic opening 15 minutes.

Arsenal will be the happier with the way they've started, though.
12' The two sides are going back and forth, with Chelsea now pressuring Arsenal with a number of crosses into the box.

The Gunners deal with them all and Xhaka eventually calms the situation by nodding the ball back to Ramsdale.
First opportunity for Chelsea but they don't make the most of it!
7' Odegaard swings a free-kick into the Chelsea area and Mendy looks very hesitant under the high ball.
5' Good Arsenal football - including a nutmeg on Loftus-Cheek by Odegaard - wins the Gunners a corner but it's well defended at the near post.
3' This has been a very positive start by Arsenal and they have a free-kick just outside the Chelsea area after Cucurella brings down the surging Saka.
1' Arsenal immediately break down the left-hand side and win a throw after an errant Jorginho clearance.
1' First Half begins..
Arsenal Team to play Chelsea: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard; Saka, Jesus, Martinelli

Subs: Turner, Tierney, Nketiah, Holding, Cedric, Vieira, Lokonga, Nelson, Elneny


Mikel Arteta

First Eleven
32 Aaron Ramsdale
4 Ben White  
04 William Saliba
06 Gabriel Magalhães  
35 Oleksandr Zinchenko  
18 Thomas Partey
29 Granit Xhaka
11 Martin Ødegaard  
87 Bukayo Saka  
09 Gabriel Jesus
35 Gabriel Martinelli  
30 Matt Turner
03 Kieran Tierney  
62 Edward Nketiah
17 Cédric Soares
16 Rob Holding  
21 Fábio Vieira
23 Sambi Lokonga
61 Reiss Nelson
35 Mohamed Elneny