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Arsenal vs Chelsea (0-1) Game week 23rd

After both the team dropped points last week, they approached the game positively trying to win with limited caution. In the first half, Chelsea started well, enjoyed more possession then they’d have expected against an opponent like Arsenal and made most of it by drawing the first blood in 23rd minute, thanks to Diego Costa’s goal.

Though in the Second half, Arsenal were on top as they created a few chances to equalise, however, were unsuccessful in the attempt to convert those into a goal. After the introduction of Alexis Sanchez Gunners looked more threatening as they launched a flurry of attacks, to test Chelsea defense but Terry and company stayed organized to hold onto their one-goal lead.

From neutral point of view it was an entertaining game to watch, both team played attractive football and the way Arsenal played 2nd half it didn’t look like they were one man down. Let’s look into talking points of the match.

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For the Blues undoubtedly, Fabregas stands out. The Spaniard who played in a deeper role, looked sharp with ball, distribution was good, dictated the pace of the game for Chelsea and defensively he did well to support Matic and Mikel against Arsenal’s quick sharp passes.

Alexis Sanchez who came in 2nd half was more direct and with his tricky game against the likes of Ivanovic and Mikel he was a threat throughout the game. But the Chilean alone couldn’t penetrate through Chelsea’s defensive wall.

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