Football prediction experts were much more appreciated than their opponents, but Chelsea continued to have a night that made the Blues fans shake their heads.
Chelsea entered the London Derby with Arsenal in the mind of the more appreciated. Their opponents are also in a serious crisis with a series of 7 consecutive wins in the Premier League and are approaching relegation. But, in a special match like the England capital Derby, anything can happen.
In the first minute, Arsenal sent a warning to the Chelsea defense when young striker Martinelli had the opportunity to finish in the Blues’ penalty area. Unfortunately, the finishing phase of this player lacked the necessary sense and precision.
The struggle continued in the following minutes. Chelsea are the ones who create more dangerous opportunities, most notably Mason Mount’s technical free kick that makes the ball hit the post.
The turning point of the match came in the 34th minute. In an attempt to clear the ball, Reece James carelessly fouled Tierney and the referee did not hesitate to give Arsenal a penalty. At 11m, Lacazette did not make any mistakes to bring the Gunners ahead.
In the 44th minute, people watching live football in this match saw a super product coming from the player who just returned from a suspension, Granit Xhaka. At a distance of about 25 meters, the Swiss midfielder drew a beautiful curve to defeat Mendy and gave Arsenal the lead to 2 goals when he entered the break.
Entering the second half, Coach Lampard immediately made a change when launching both Hudson-Odoi and Jorginho in order to help Chelsea regain the game. However, when the changes have not been successful, the Blues have received the third goal from the situation of not understanding it as a good finish the young striker Bukayo Saka’s cross.
The result of 3-0 surprised many people watching live football, including coach Mikel Arteta. Following the momentum of excitement, Arsenal overwhelmed Chelsea in the following minutes. Martinelli and Lacazette respectively have delicious opportunities, but they both greeted with the excellence of goalkeeper Mendy.
It was not until the 85th minute that Chelsea found a goal to shorten the score by Tammy Abraham. They also have a very good chance to shorten the gap in injury time when they enjoy the 11m stone. Unfortunately, Jorginho could not beat Leno.
In the end, Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 and temporarily climbed to 14th place. Meanwhile, this disappointing defeat caused the Blues to fall to 7th place in the standings.