Sunday, January 24, 2016

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea: Photos and match analysis

Chelsea through it's talisman Diego Costa derailed Arsenal's title ambitions with a first half goal that really shook Arsenal's defence and made Chelsea grab an unlikely win at the home of their London rivals.

It all started on a wrong footing for Arsenal after Chelsea's Diego Costa was tackled by Per Mertesacker resulting in a red card for the German international.
 
Arsenal started without their main player Alexis Sanchez who wasn't fit enough to start and after Mertesacker's dismissal, Giroud had to compensate for a tactical shift, but make no mistake, Alexis Sanchez was thoroughly missed by the Arsenal squad. While Eden Hazrd didn't start the game for Chelsea but came in later in the second half.

It was the seventh time in the Premier League that an Arsenal player had been sent off against Chelsea, not including Gabriel’s red at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, later rescinded. 
Gabriel, brought in to replace Giroud was barely on the field for a minute, when Diego Costa got across him to whip in a header into the net from an Ivanovic cross.

Arsenal had more possession after the red card and should be commended but Chelsea were the team who created more chances before the break and should have been another goal up after Willian found Diego Costa with a cross but Petr Cech as he has done often this season saved Arsenal at the near post with an instinctive save.
 
Before the half time interval Matthieu Flamini missed a goal scoring opportunity after a nice cross from Aaron Ramsey,but the former AC Milan player volleyed the ball in another attempt that can be nominated for 'miss of the season'.

Nigeria's John Obi Mikel was a maestro in the heart of midfield just like he has always been since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho and one can only wonder why former Coach Jose Mourinho sparingly used him.
 
In the second half Arsenal introduced key man Alexis Sanchez and had opportunities to secure a point but they fluffed their lines.
 
Chelsea with Loic Remy on ,also could have gone two or three goals up ,but at the end would be satisfied with the three points gotten.
 
With Arsenal's loss, Leicester City's gap at the top of the table widened as they have 47 points while Man City (2nd) and Arsenal (3rd) both have 44 points. 

69 comments:

augustine muta said...

Linda Arsenal nor reach na, u sef know

I MUST WIN LINDA GIVEAWAY said...

Ok

Charles Okafor said...

Chelsea ma club.. We gettin dia...
Nice match lads....








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reignz Nj said...

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Prisca Chijioke said...

I rep d blues any day any tym

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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Juliet Iwuno said...

Which Mikel are you talking about??? Abi no be the match wey I watch??? Linda take note!

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Up Chelsea... Arsenal fans how market?

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Arsenal fans shld take heart o. I'm sure dey r used to dis already


... Merited happiness

Pesin Pikin said...

Well, I forsaw it n knew it'd end this way. However, d red card wasn't well deserved plz

HUSBAND MATERIAL said...

Tnk God

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTA said...

BEAUTIFUL9JADELTABABE.. football people Oya make una come out ohh Chelsea don beat arsenal hmm anyway me am Justsayingmaownohh via ma LATEST TECNO F7.
@lindaikeji d lindus am still waiting ohh

Iphie Abraham said...

Them try











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Slim innocent said...

I watched it life, up chelsea.

Ichebi Christian said...

Point of correction twas his foot not head
It's our birth-right to always win Arsenal.

JAYZSBOSS said...

Wow Leicester

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Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Ok ooo thumps up got d
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Anonymous said...

This sports analysis is a nice one. Thumbs up

Figure Eight said...

Blues for life!!!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Up Chelsea! Even though we're not in form, we have their key, we'll always beat.

Victory means Chelsea remain unbeaten since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho and we've not lost in our last nine league meetings with Arsenal

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alan blessing said...

Na d way be that...congratz to them no beefing!

Chris Aimakhu said...

I am a Chelsea fan.I think our target is to avoid relegation and try and finish as high up the table as we can.

Melody Charles said...

Up chelsea.

ehisokhai@yahoo.com said...

Linda u gradually turning into a sport person o kudos

daniela desmond said...

Told y'all Linda was a Chelsea fan...well there's something about Mikel obi that coaches see that we as fans don't..probably becos he's Nigerian(see finish)... Since hindick has been using him he hasn't lost any game.

DBANJ CRUSH said...

Up Blues!!!







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golda awosika said...

Hmmm, i ve neva hrd it







#*karlishah*

Victor Adiude said...

One rlly wonder y mourinho was actually bencHng Mikel Obi. He had been saving our midfield since d arrival of Guus Hiddink

Donjazzycrush said...

the match was v interesting.....






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Afolabi Eradajaye said...

Up Chelsea!!!

dj banti said...

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Solomon said...

Linda are you an arsenal or chelsea fan?... Pls reply ASAP

edovia jensita said...

at last...

sanrock said...

Congrats to the blues.....just as usual

ahabike daniel said...

Nice getting beta by the week

Desanya Joseph said...

Nice one guys
More effort nxt.

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Finally....The Blue Army has risen.....

Habiba Ummi Sambo said...

God knows best. Still upset tho. Bye. Linda can now post abt Chelsea cos of Guus ur saviour. Forever relegation this season bye!

Anonymous said...

wrong choice of word, its not an unlikely victory, we normally whip their ass....both home and away....arsenal is chelsea's bitch....

OMIDAN ABBY said...

The sky is blue!
My blood is blue!
Up blues!
We rule, others follow...

Ele Blessing said...

Up Chelsea!

Chi Darlin said...

Proudly a Chelsea fan..........

Timothy Nelson said...

Chelsea really tried today o.








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Debbie Chelsea said...

Cesc absolutely destroyed Arsenal tonight.

tosisochukwu said...

Arsenal should be ashamed of them self always losing their game against uninformed chelsea with a red card! Like the scoreline some how thou
































































































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chioma jacinta said...

Not interested. * it's well*

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Dem try...


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VIA MY LENS said...

Linda this is no Match analysis but match report;you can call me to help you do the analysis o Nne;na my passion

dj banti said...

Enter your reply...arsenal don baff

DICKSON JOSHUA said...

It's a pity... Even when Chelsea is not in form they still trash arsenal... too bad!!

DADDYSWIFE said...

Chelsea don dey fuck up big time
#nothankyoui'dratherbeselfmade

Luciana Chinda said...

The blues for life, real men support the blues. Am so so happy that we won.

I and my younger brother gamble the match, I don chop him money hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa. Up Chelsea.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Small bois....no match for Chelsea

onyebuchi chinwuba said...

Linda, Is like you are a chelsea fc fan? Chelsea till rapture take place.

Charles Ekpe said...

Costa's goal wasn't a header but with his right foot. Also, Chelsea had more possession before the red card, after the red card and throughout the match.

Kingsley Okolorie said...

When did u become a football analyst Linda? He he nice one though

samson adele said...

Ride on Blues!!!

KIZITO~SANTIAGO said...

Up Chelsea!!

chinelo okafor said...

YES o! Up Chelsea! Blues For Life,


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fabian eze said...

i laugh at chelsea fans..10 man against 11 from first half and all chelsea could manage to get was a goal.....SHAME ON CHELASEA.....even the red card didn't stop ARSENAL from showing you that they are the best in ENGLAND.



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temitope faizat said...

Good one

ayolo said...

Had it been it was Chelsea that a red card Arsenal would have given then 10 zero

dofag said...

Hi Linda, the goal was not from a header...

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Owakah I said...

GOOD

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

OK

izy 2 nv said...

NICE ONE LINDOOO. U DON DEY COVER EPL SMALL SMALL.

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