This was a match that came at the right time for both teams to prove a point. For Arsenal, it was Mikel Arteta’s first home game but for Chelsea Lampard and his boys had to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day.
Arsenal definitely started the brighter of the two, they played with intent and it came as no surprise when Aubameyang got the goal in the 13th minute of the game
Goal – AUBAMEYANG
Assist – CHAMBERS
Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea (13 mins)
Lampard was definitely unimpressed with the way his army started the game so he made a first half change that saw Jorginho come on for Emerson and it led to a change in formation from 3-4-3 to 4-2-3-1
This swung the momentum to Chelsea who were unlucky to go into the break 1 goal down. They kept on applying the pressure and it paid off in the 83rd minute when Leno misjudge the flight of the ball from Mount’s free-kick allowing Jorginho who was lucky to still be on the pitch to tap in for the equalizer.
Goal – JORGINHO
Assist – MOUNT
Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (83 mins)
The winner came four minutes later when Abraham combined well with Willian after a well worked counter attack.
Goal – ABRAHAM
Assist – WILLIAN
Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (87 mins)
It was a beautiful game for the neutrals though but it will be a really bitter one for Arsenal accept
It ended Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea