The Champions coming fresh from a win in the Champions League were high on confidence and looked more cohesive as a team. Arsene Wenger, who was looking for his first win against Jose Mourinho in BPL, was again disappointed by his players and to certain extent by the referee.
Chelsea went on to win 2-0, with both Zouma and Hazard on score sheet. For Arsenal, it was a frustrating evening, two of their players getting sent off, Gabriel and Cazorla, with the former enduring a rather amusing turn of events.
Here are our 5 talking points of the match:
Gabriel and Costa’s outbreak was the moment that changed the game in seconds. Costa should have been sent off for using his arm against Koscienly in a manner which was outside the boundaries of standard conduct but went unnoticed by the referee. A few penalty shouts by the men in blue also added to what was a difficult game for Mike Dean.