Chelsea hosted Arsenal this Saturday lunch time kickoff and were hoping to stretch their lead at top of the table to 12 points with a win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea started stronger and took the lead inside first 15 minutes thanks to Marcos Alonso’s goal which came after Deigo Costa’s thumping header rebounded off the cross bar and fell nicely for un rushing Alonso to head home from close range. Arsenal never looked like scoring as Chelsea shut them down every time when they had to ball in and around Chelsea goal.
Chelsea 3-0 Arsenal Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
13′ 1 – 0 Marcos Alonso scores in 13th minute after Deigo Costa’s header bounced off the cross bar and Alonso headed home from close range to make it 1-0 for Chelsea.
53′ 2 – 0 Eden Hazard scored incredible solo goal after almost going through entire Arsenal back line on his own and slotted home with a neat finish to kill the game off.
85′ 3 – 0 Cesc Fabregas
Match Highlights (English)
Chelsea vs Arsenal Highlights
[ Premier League 2017 Season ]
Date: Saturday, 04 February 2017 – Time: 12:30 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: Chelsea has a wonderful record over Arsenal in the last 10 years and they will be confident of taking all three points and making sure the 9 points lead at top of the table remain regardless of other results. Arsenal must win this game to keep their very feint titles hopes alive.
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 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.
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.
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.