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English Premiership

As it happened: Arsenal 0 - 0 Chelsea

2015-04-26 19:30
Last Updated at 02:00
26 Apr 18:59
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26 Apr 18:56


It's all over at the Emirates!  Chelsea will be very happy with the point, Arsenal have not scored against Chelsea in 8 hours of football.

Arsenal 0 - 0 Chelsea

A disappointing second half after the drama of the first. 

26 Apr 18:54
90 +4' - YELLOW CARD to Monreal as he cynically takes out Zouma.
26 Apr 18:52
90' +1 - Arsenal have butchered a glorious chance. Monreal creates space down the left hand side by running a brilliant overlapping run, his cross rolls through Ozil and Welbeck who both somehow miss kick!
26 Apr 18:51
90' - There will be four minute of added time. 
26 Apr 18:50
89'- Chelsea substitution. Zouma replaces Fabregas (tractical)
26 Apr 18:49
88' - YELLOW CARD to Ramsey for pulling Hazard back as he burst away. 
26 Apr 18:44
84' - Arsenal substitution. Walco replaces Giroud (tactical).
26 Apr 18:43
83' - Courtois is fouled from the resulting corner. Free kick to Chelsea. 
26 Apr 18:42
82' - Ozil and Welbeck combine down the right, Welbeck shoots from a tight angle and Courtois deflects it out for corner. 
26 Apr 18:40
80' - Ramsey has a shot from outside the area, it clatters into Giroud
26 Apr 18:39
78' - Chelsea looking like they will be very happy with a draw here. 
26 Apr 18:37
76' - Arsenal substitution. Welbeck replaces Coquelin (tactical).
26 Apr 18:36
75' - Koscielny does brilliantly to nip the ball of Drogba, flies forward down the left and picks out Corzola who shoots wide of the right hand upright. He should have done better.
26 Apr 18:33
73' - Arsenal easily clear the resulting corner. 
26 Apr 18:33
72' - Drogba has a chance for Chelsea but he takes too long and his shot is blocked, the ball goes out for a corner. 
26 Apr 18:32
71' - YELLOW CARD! Ivanovic is booked for a challenge on Sanchez.
26 Apr 18:31
68' - Chelsea half clear the resulting free-kick which falls to Mertesacker who fires wide of the left hand upright. 
26 Apr 18:29
68' - YELLOW CARD! Nothing comes from the corner, the ball comes out to midfield where Willian takes out Koscielny. His foot was a little high and he goes into the book. 
26 Apr 18:27
67' - Ozil causing some trouble again as he combines with Ramsey, but that man Terry manages to just get his foot to the ball and clear for a corner. 
26 Apr 18:26
66' - Plays quickly moves down the other end where Drogba has the ball in acres of space, but shoot tamely at Ospina
26 Apr 18:25
65' - Courtois easily deals with the corner. 
26 Apr 18:24
64' - Better from Arsenal, Monreal the outlet down the left again, he whips a cross in but Terry clears just in front of Sanchez. Corner to Arsenal. 
26 Apr 18:21
61' - Ozil breaks into the box, tries to find Ramsey but Azpilicueta takes the ball off him just as he was looking to shoot. 
26 Apr 18:20
59' - Giroud and Bellerin combine down the right, the final ball is just to strong for the fullback and it rolls out for a goal kick.  
26 Apr 18:16
56' - Hazard has a shot, but well wide! Unlike the Belgian that, he normally makes sure he tests the keeper. 
26 Apr 18:15
55' - Nothing comes from the free-kick as Chelsea take some time, but eventually clear. 
26 Apr 18:15
54' - Freekick in a very good position as Fabregas brings down Sanchez from behind. 
26 Apr 18:14
53' - Very quiet start to the second half so far.
26 Apr 18:10
49' - Arsenal work a brilliant overlap down the left,  but Monreal's delivery leaves a lot to be desired. The ball flies over out of play. 
26 Apr 18:09
48' - Chelsea starting the half by keeping possession and passing the ball around, no real threat as yet. 
26 Apr 18:06
Second half underway at the Emirates.
26 Apr 18:04
Chelsea substitution: Drogba replaces Oscar.
26 Apr 17:55


Arsenal                       Chelsea

64%       Possession      36%

7                 Shots            4

1              On Target        2

3                Corners          1

26 Apr 17:50


Wow, what a half that was! On another day we could have had FOUR penalties! Non were given! 

Arsenal 0 - 0 Chelsea

26 Apr 17:47
45' - There will be two added minutes of stoppage time. 
26 Apr 17:46
44' - Arsenal press again, Bellerin drives the ball across goal, Chelsea half clear only for the ball to fall to Ozil who turns brilliantly but shoots straight at Courtois
26 Apr 17:43
41' - Arsenal pushing for a goal before half-time. Ramsey drives a pass low across the face of goal but Chelsea clear. 
26 Apr 17:41
38' - Arsenal with a very good period of play, they first threaten from a corner and then Sanchez shoots wide after a great back-heel by Ramsey
26 Apr 17:40
37' - Great chance for Chelsea! Willian puts an inch perfect pass into the path of Ramires but he can only shoot straight at Ospina. What a pass that was, threaded the eye of a needle!
26 Apr 17:38
34' - YELLOW CARD! Coquelin goes in the book for a foul on Hazard
26 Apr 17:37
33' - Excellent play from Arsenal as Sanchez finds Bellerin on the right hand side of the box, he hooks a cross into Corzola who has shot blocked by Cahill, but did it come off his arm? Arsenal players think so and appeal for a penalty. 
26 Apr 17:30
28' - Arsenal break quickly after stopping a Chelsea attack, they work the ball to Monreal on the left, but his cross is cleared by Terry
26 Apr 17:27
25' - Ramsey whips a cross in from the left, Giroud volleys high and wide!
  • 90'


  • 90'

    Another booking - this time for Monreal.

  • 90'

    Chelsea bring on Juan Cuadrado for Willian.

  • 90'

    Cazorla becomes the sixth player to be booked.

  • 90'

    There will be four minutes of stoppage time.

  • 90'

    Chelsea bring on Kurt Zouma for Fabregas.

  • 89'

    Ramsey picks up a late booking.

  • 88'

    The Arsenal fans vent their frustration at Chelsea's time-wasting tactics as Terry falls to the ground.

  • 86'

    Chelsea win a free-kick in a dangerous position but opt to play it sideways as the minutes tick by.

  • 84'

    The Gunners bring on Theo Walcott for Giroud.

  • 80'

    Giroud gets in the way of his team-mate Ramsey's ambitious shot.

  • 78'

    Chelsea enjoy another long spell of possession, it's looking as though this match is going to finish 0-0.

  • 76'

    Arsenal bring on Danny Welbeck for Coquelin.

  • 74'

    It's starting to look as though both teams wouldn't be too disappointed with a draw.

  • 72'

    Ivanovic is finally booked after fouling Sanchez yet again.

  • 72'

    Arsenal are enjoying a good spell again.

  • 70'

    Per Mertesacker can only fire a low shot wide after Courtois had punched the ball straight to the Arsenal defender.

  • 68'

    Willian is booked after catching Koscielny in the face with his boot.

  • 69'

    Drogba's weak shot is gathered by Ospina after the striker had been set up by Willian.

  • 67'

    A great Gunners move ends with Terry just getting to Monreal's cross before Sanchez can reach it.

  • 65'

    Chelsea have been the tidier team since the interval although neither side has been able to create an opening in the last 20 minutes.

  • 63'

    Coquelin is involved in clash of heads with Drogba and the Arsenal midfielder needs some treatment before being able to continue.

  • 61'

    Bellerin can't get the better of Terry who sees the ball go out safely for a goal-kick.

  • 59'

    Chelsea have taken the sting out of the game and Arsenal are struggling to keep hold of the ball for long spells.

  • 57'

    The Gunners win a free-kick but Matic is on hand to head Cazorla's effort away.

  • 55'

    Chelsea are more than happy to go sideways and backwards when they have the ball while Arsenal haven't really got going since the interval.

  • 53'

    Ospina collides with Fabregas and Laurent Koscielny but is able to continue after receiving some treatment.

  • 51'

    Monreal's disappointing cross goes out for a goal-kick as Arsenal try to increase the tempo.

  • 49'

    Chelsea slow the pace of the game down as they keep possession of the ball for a lengthy spell at the start of the second period.

  • 46'

    Chelsea have brought on Didier Drogba for Oscar.

  • 46'

    The second half is underway.

  • 45'


  • 43'

    Mesut Ozil forces Courtois to make a smart save.

  • 41'

    A promising Arsenal attack involving Sanchez and Giroud eventually peters out.

  • 39'

    Sanchez drags a weak effort wide after great play by Aaron Ramsey.

  • 37'

    It should be 1-0 to Chelsea but, after Willian sets up Ramires, the Brazilian's weak low shot is saved by Ospina.

  • 34'

    Coquelin fouls Hazard and is booked.

  • 35'

    It's Arsenal's turn to have penalty appeals turned down when Cazorla's shot seems to strike Gary Cahill on the arm.

  • 33'

    Arsenal may be edging the match and are definitely seeing more of the ball, but they have still to test Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

  • 31'

    Terry beats Giroud in the air again after yet another fine Monreal cross.

  • 29'

    Monreal whips in another tantalising cross that Terry clears.

  • 27'

    A promising Chelsea move breaks down when Hazard is dispossessed on the edge of the area.

  • 25'

    Cazorla did appear to touch Fabregas who was unfortunate to pick up a booking.

  • 23'

    Fabregas is booked for diving under Cazorla's challenge inside the penalty area.

  • 23'

    John Terry beats Giroud to the ball when the Frenchman was trying to get his head to Hector Bellerin's inviting cross.

  • 21'

    Arsenal have dominated the opening minutes but Chelsea have had two penalty appeals ignored by the referee now.

  • 19'

    Oscar needs treatment after being caught by Ospina.

  • 17'

    Oscar clips the ball over David Ospina but Bellerin gets back to head it off the line.

  • 15'

    It's all Arsenal in the opening exchanges and they win another corner that Nemanja Matic heads away.

  • 13'

    Francis Coquelin bumps into Eden Hazard but again referee Oliver decides not to produce a yellow card.

  • 11'

    Ivanovic hacks Sanchez down again but still no booking for the Chelsea man.

  • 9'

    Sanchez's shot is deflected away for a corner, which Santiago Cazorla takes although the ball is headed clear.

  • 7'

    With no forward in their line-up, Oscar seems to be playing in the most advanced role for Chelsea.

  • 5'

    Sanchez is a marked man as he's tripped by Branislav Ivanovic this time although the Chelsea man escapes a booking.

  • 3'

    Alexis Sanchez tries to find some space for himself in the congested midfield but is fouled.

  • 2'

    Cesc Fabregas is being roundly booed by the home fans every time he touches the ball.

  • 1'

    Referee Michael Oliver gets the match underway.

  • 0'

    David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Olivier Giroud all start for the Gunners, while Chelsea have no recognised striker in their line-up as Loic Remy and Diego Costa are injured. Didier Drogba starts on the bench.

  • 0'

    Chelsea line-up: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Hazard.

  • 0'

    Arsenal line-up: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud.

  • 0'

    Third-placed Arsenal play table-topping Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon.

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Arsenal Chelsea
  • 0 Goals 0
  • 4 Yellow Cards 3
    • 34' Coquelin
    • 89' Ramsey
    • 90' Cazorla
    • 90' Monreal
    • 23' Fabregas
    • 68' Willian
    • 72' Ivanovic
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • David Ospina
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Alexis Sanchez
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Hector Bellerin
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  • 34
  • 39
  • 2
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  • 13
  • 21
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  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Cesc Fabregas
  • Ramires
  • Oscar
  • Eden Hazard
  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Nemanja Matic
  • Willian
  • Gary Cahill
  • John Terry
  • Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Theo Walcott
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Danny Welbeck
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  • 10
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  • 23
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  • 11
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  • 36
  • Petr Cech
  • Filipe Luis
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Didier Drogba
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Juan Cuadrado
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek

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