Arsenal has come along way after their opening day defeat against Liverpool. They took on Chelsea this Saturday evening and produced one of the best performance of recent years. Sanchez and Walcott scored inside 3 minutes of each other to put Arsenal cruising in first quarter of the game. Mesut Ozil scored in 40th minute to make it 3-0 as Arsenal went into the break cruising through the game.
Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Season ]
11′ 1 – 0 Alexis Sanchez mugged Gary Cahill deep into Chelsea half and ran on to finish off with a dlightful chip as Arsenal lead 1-0 inside first 15 minutes.
14′ 2 – 0 Theo Walcott made it 2-0 minutes later as Chelsea’s defence fell apart.
40′ 3 – 0 Mesut Oezil scored after a classic counter attack move with him playing one-two off Sanchez and scoring with a scuffed shot.
Match Highlights (English)
Arsenal vs Chelsea Highlights
[ Premier League 2016-17 Season ]
Date: Saturday, 24 September 2016 – Time: 17:30 uk time
Channels: SkySports 1 HD (UK), NBCSN (US)
Match Highlights of Arsenal vs Chelsea will be updated on this page just after the game.
Arsenal vs Chelsea Preview: Both Arsenal and Chelsea has made similar start taking 10 points off the available 15 and they are widely expected to fight it out for two of the top four positions in the league however it will be much more difficult for both teams to finish in champions league places as competition is absolutely stronger than the previous few years
In fact with all their problems on and off the field, Chelsea still some how managed to do a double over Arsenal and we can expect another closely contested game this Saturday evening.
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 suffered his first defeat as Chelsea manager against Liverpool and this away trip against Arsenal will prove a tough ask this week. However a win against Arsenal will definately put them right back in the title contention while Arsenal must win this game to put belief in fans and players alike they can go head to head with big boys.
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.
Absolute cracking start to the game saw both teams going into the challenges and creating couple of chances on either side. But a moment of madness from Per Mertasacker kind of put Arsenal on the back foot. He saw a straight red for his lunge on Diego Costa who was clear through on goal.
Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea – Match Highlights
18′ – Per Mertesacker Red card vs Chelsea (Video)
23′ – Diego Costa scores for Chelsea vs Arsenal (Video)
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.