Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

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Chelsea host Arsenal in a huge London derby in the Premier League as Mikel Arteta faces Mauricio Pochettino for the first time as managers.

The former teammates at Paris Saint-Germain are longtime friends and their managerial careers have somewhat mirrored each other at London clubs.

While Pochettino took Tottenham to the verge of the Premier League title, Arteta is now attempting to go one step further with Arsenal, with victory over defending champions Manchester City signalling their intent.

But Pochettino is also now in charge of a new project at Stamford Bridge, and there are some signs that Chelsea’s plans are starting to come together under the Argentine following a run of three wins in a row.


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Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

59’ Rice wanted the return ball from Jorginho, the England midfielder was screaming for it as he looks to get Arsenal going and break the lines.

An inswinging delivery from Odegaard and Jesus goes for it and Tomiyasu heads it over the bar, but Sanchez is wild in his aerial claim, crashing into the back of the Brazilian.

It’s poor from the Chelsea ‘keeper, who is showing how both sides have issues at the position.

Aaron Ramsdale is absent today after his wife Georgina gave birth to a baby boy.

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

56’ It’s so poor from Raya, another howler is avoided by quick thinking.

But his pass out from the back is intercepted by Palmer, who rounds the ‘keeper and looks to slot into the empty net, but to the Spaniard’s credit, he recovers and puts it out for a corner.

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

55’ Rice now surging down the left and the overlap from Martinelli finds a way past Gusto.

Another corner for Arsenal and a bit of pressure.

Jorginho with a hit and then Tomiyasu swipes at goal, but it’s a goal kick, despite a clear deflecton and the Japanese defender is furious

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

53’ A curler from Martinelli and it’s heading for that top right corner, but it’s deflected wide for a corner, some life in Arsenal now.

Sanchez strong in the air from the corner, unlike his compatriot at the other end.

Jack Rathborn21 October 2023 18:44

Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

48’ GOAL! Mudryk with a stunner doubles the lead for Chelsea!

The ball is likely intended for Sterling, but Raya’s positioning is horrendous and allows the Ukrainian to chip him.

Chelsea double their lead and Mudryk gets a bit of luck, when for so long he’s been out of it. A long way back now for Arteta’s Gunners.

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