Arsenal are set to take on local rivals Chelsea in the pre-season friendly game on Saturday, 22 July 2017 at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing, China. The game is suppose to kickoff at around 7.40pm local time time and it will be televised live in the UK at around 12:40 uk time on both Arsenal and Chelsea official club channels. If you don’t have access to live action, you can always tune in here for live links posted before the game and full match highlights afterwards.
Chelsea vs Arsenal – International Friendly Match
Date: Saturday, 22 July 2017 – Time: 07:40 local / 12:40 uk time
Channels: Arsenal TV & Chelsea TV
Match Highlights of Arsenal vs Chelsea will be updated on this page just after the game after Saturday’s final. We will have extended highlights just incase you miss the live action.
Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea Highlights
[ English FA Cup 2017 Final ]
04′ 1 – 0 Alexis Sanchez scored the opening goal inside 4th minute but it came after sort of controversy where Sanchez looked to have handled the ball on his way to the goal.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview: Chelsea has a wonderful record over Arsenal in the last 10 years and they will be confident of ending their season with superb two trophies by winning the final on Saturday. However Arsene Wenger can really take some heat of himself and his team with a victory in the FA Cup final which makes it a massive game for both teams.
Its turning out to be a superb premier league season so far where only Chelsea have gotten results consistently. All other top 4 hopefuls blowing hot and cold. With season moving into the business end of the season any of the top 6 teams can put together a decent run of form and finish the season on high. While couple of consecutive defeats can pretty much hurt their champions league qualifying chances.
Team News & Possible Lineups: Arsenal are expected to start with Olivier Giroud upfront with Ozil, Ramsey and Sanches playing in attacking roles. Xhaka and Cazorla to start in central midfield roles. Chelsea might just use the similar system with Costa playing upfront while Oscar, Hazard and Willian to start in attacking roles ahead of Matic and Kante.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Sunday afternoon. We will have the confirmed team news before the game.
Match Predictions: Antonio Conte has been hailed as top manager after his successful league campaign and he can further enhance his reputation by winning the FA Cup. However Arsenal are in great form and ended the season in pretty solid 6 wins out of the last 7 matches and they can really sign off with a win and FA Cup final.
Chelsea recorded a very important win against Arsenal in the premier league match on Sunday and get themselves well away from relegation zone but they also hurt Arsenal’s chances of winning the league this season.
Diego Costa was at the heart of action forcing Mertasacker to a reckless challenge resulting in straight red while scoring minutes later with a super header to complete yet another premier league double.
Chelsea complete yet another league double over Chelsea as they defeated gunners in the the highly anticipated London derby this Sunday afternoon. First 25 minutes were full of action with Mertasacker getting straight red which was followed by a close range goal from Diego Costa. Arsenal played better in second half but it was always going to be a big task to get something out of the match with 10 men.
Diego Costa scored minutes later as he meet a inch perfect ball from Branslav Ivanovic to put Chelsea 1-0 up and continue Arsenal’s misery against Chelsea.
Arsenal were man down and a goal down within first 25 minutes leaving them a mountain to climb if they were to make a comeback in this game. With City and Leicester City getting results on saturday Arsenal might feel title is slipping away from their hands.