Arsenal were defeated at home by Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal arrived at the game looking pick up points, following a previous defeat to Brentford. Chelsea, on the other hand, were able to continue their winning streak after a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace in their last match. After today’s result, Arsenal are in 19th place, with 0 points from 2 matches, while Chelsea sit in 1st, with 6 points from 2.
Chelsea started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Romelu Lukaku giving The Blues the lead at the 15 minute mark. Chelsea then scored once more and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Reece James in the 35th minute to see out the first half 0-2. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 2-0.
Arsenal brought on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nuno Tavares and Folarin Balogun for Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney and Gabriel Martinelli. Chelsea brought on N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, to replace Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.
The referee booked Pablo Mari, Rob Holding and Albert Sambi Lokonga for Arsenal.
Chelsea and Arsenal will next play away to Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.
|Arsenal:||Bernd Leno, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney (Nuno Tavares, min.66), Bukayo Saka (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, min.61), Emile Smith-Rowe, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Granit Xhaka, Gabriel Martinelli (Folarin Balogun, min.79) and Nicolas Pepe|
|Chelsea:||Edouard Mendy, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Reece James, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic (N’Golo Kante, min.72), Marcos Alonso, Mason Mount (Hakim Ziyech, min.82), Kai Havertz (Timo Werner, min.89) and Romelu Lukaku|
|Goals:||Romelu Lukaku (0-1, min. 15) and Reece James (0-2, min. 35)|