Chelsea vs Arsenal live updates: Palmer scores opening goal from spot, Premier League game 1-0
Arsenal have the chance to go top of the Premier League with a win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge ahead of Tottenham’s clash with Fulham
21′ Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal
Oh, waste! Declan Rice is perhaps a surprise name galloping forward as Oleksandr Zinchenko plays him in down the left hand side.
With the front three bursting into the box like Red Arrows, he flicks it with the outside of his boot across the six-yard box… and straight out of play.
Intended as a cross but neither that nor a shot either, really. Then he battles to win a corner but Robert Sanchez wins a free kick.
Rice holding his shoulder and wincing in pain. One to keep an eye on, that.
Arteta’s men look a little shell-shocked. The Stamford Bridge crowd is loving things, the ground is rocking.
And Jorginho sums up his team’s start by passing it straight out of play. Then David Raya comes miles out of his goal to clear and is nearly closed down.
They need to switch on
Yet more handball controversy
The handball rule is such a gray area at the moment and every week it seems as though we see a wide variety of decisions given.
But irrespective of that, it was a confident penalty from Palmer who has made a very encouraging start to his Chelsea c
I have to say, it feels like William Saliba’s arm is outstretched there because he’s rising to head the ball rather than to block anything.
I don’t really see how you can give that as handball. It’s different to the one Liverpool got earlier today.
Great penalty from Cole Palmer though. As I was saying, it’s a big night for him – and it’s started well.