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It would be an awesome Arsenal moment to let Hazard score.
#ARSCHE— Parth Joshi (@nerdvana_42) January 24, 2016
It would be an awesome Arsenal moment to let Hazard score.
Interesting footnote: Referee who gave Chelsea a man advantage at Arsenal is the same one who refused to send Lucas off at Stamford Bridge.— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) January 24, 2016
Interesting footnote: Referee who gave Chelsea a man advantage at Arsenal is the same one who refused to send Lucas off at Stamford Bridge.
I forgot Arsenal were playing today. Just turned the game on. Might just turn it back off.— Brandon Boyer (@iBrandonBoyer) January 24, 2016
I forgot Arsenal were playing today. Just turned the game on. Might just turn it back off.
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0(Costa) I still think Campbell should have been sacrificed NOT Giroud! Wenger, Wenger, Wenger what was that?— Marks Maponyane (@MarksMaponyane) January 24, 2016
Arsenal 0 Chelsea 0(Costa) I still think Campbell should have been sacrificed NOT Giroud! Wenger, Wenger, Wenger what was that?
Diego Costa has now scored 5 goals from 6 shots on target in the Premier League since Guus Hiddink took charge. pic.twitter.com/cPvl4JkBQ8— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 24, 2016
Diego Costa has now scored 5 goals from 6 shots on target in the Premier League since Guus Hiddink took charge. pic.twitter.com/cPvl4JkBQ8
Let's see if this Arsenal have what it takes to come back from here.....— Yusuf Rasdien (@joeyrasdien) January 24, 2016
Let's see if this Arsenal have what it takes to come back from here.....
Full-Time: ARSENAL 0-1 CHELSEA.
Kurt Zouma makes a block and then powers forward, Chelsea have run the clock out surely.
A late corner for the Gunners and Cech is coming forward, but he has to scamper back as Chelsea clear.
Hazard plays in Willian on the right, but he slices a shot yards wide of the far post. Two minutes left.
Remy falls over when well-placed to try and run through and soon after he loses the ball 25 yards from goal.
Five minutes of added time to be played.
Sanchez does superbly to drive his side on, but Ozil cannot make the most of possession inside the area.
Remy and Willian combine to almost bring a late chance, only a minute and stoppage time to play now.
Courtois pounces to his left to dove on an attempted back-flick from Flamini and then Monreal pokes an effort well wide of the far post.
Courtois drops a free-kick into the area and somehow Azpilicueta and John Terry combine to clear the ball away for a throw-in.
Corner to Arsenal, they continue to probe to no effect. Just over five minutes to go.
Fabregas tries to play in Willian, but Cech sprints off his line to collect and set his side back on the attack.
Courtois has had a pretty quiet afternoon so far.
Around ten minutes to play as Arsenal have plenty of the ball but cannot forge an opening.
The visitors deal with a corner in from the right, cries for a penalty as Ozul hits the turf, play on says referee Clattenburg.
Chelsea introduce Eden Hazard for Oscar.
Into the final 15 minutes and Wenger has played all of his cards now.
The Gunners throw on Oxlade-Chamberlain for Walcott.
Time is running out for the home side, with Chelsea seeming to have weathered that little storm of a few minutes ago.
Mikel sticks out an arm and catches Sanchez, yellow card given, it could have been red.
Fabregas, still being booed at every turn, stings the palms of Cech from distance.
He looks to have damaged his knee, Loic Remy takes his place.
Courtois catches the corner and then throws the ball out of play with Costa down injured.
Hector Bellerin gets forward down the right and wins a corner, better from Arsenal in the last few minutes.
Twenty-five minutes to play and unless the Gunners can find two goals, Leicester City will be top of the Premier League at the end of the day.
A real scramble in the area sees a couple of attempted shots blocked at source and somehow Chelsea get the ball clear.
Ramsey falls under the challenge of Fabregas, Arsenal are building up a bit of pressure.
Mertesacker and Giroud are already changed and suited on the Gunners bench.
Sanchez is felled by Matic, a booking for the Serb.
An hour played and the Blues are good value for their lead the moment, they look the most likely of the teams to score.
Nemanja Matic shoots goalwards, but he has been penalised for a foul on Koscielny.
Alexis Sanchez is on for Campbell.
Fabregas is barged over the in area by Koscielny, but nothing is given.
Two more corners follow quickly, Chelsea take short to try and draw Arsenal out.
Corner to the Blues, a second goal now would kill the game stone dead.
Walcott is flagged offside for the fourth of fifth time in the game, he is trying to break in from the left and just not timing things right.
Chelsea again slow the pace and knock the ball around in their own half.
Ramsey is crowded out 20 yards from goal, but Costa is caught offside for the Blues and the hosts are back on the attack.
A tense atmosphere around the Emirates, the home fans need a goal to ease their nerves.
Flamini brings down Fabregas and the resulting free-kick brings a corner as Oscar's drive is deflected away.
Chelsea get the second half underway.
Half-Time: ARSENAL 0-1 CHELSEA.
Walcott's cross is deflected into the area and Flamini cannot get a good enough contact on it to hit the target.
One minute to be added.
Laurent Koscielny brings down Willian, yellow card for the Frenchman. In fact it was Flamini who was booked.
Into the final minute of normal time and it's definitely advantage Chelsea.
The corner is met by Ivanovic and Monreal has to head off the line to prevent a second goal.
Costa is so dangerous, as he drives on to a Willian pass and forces Cech into a save at his near post.
The hosts are really struggling to mount any real pressure, taking off their only out-and-out striker may not have been such a good idea.
Walcott is almost in on another Ramsey pass, but he cannot control the ball and Courtois is out quickly to gather.
Fabregas is looking very busy against his former club, he is also getting booed every time he touches the ball.
Ozil and Ramsey exchanges passes before the Wales international scuffs an attempted shot well wide from 25 yards.
Nacho Monreal wins a Gunners corner and from it Walcott shoots narrowly wide, although the offside flag was already up.
Willian makes a superb break down the right, but his long pass towards Costa is cut out by Gabriel.
A lengthy Fabregas run ends with him having a shot blocked in the area, a hint of handball but nothing is given.
The visitors are happy to take the sting out of the game and just knock the ball around, Arsenal have it all to do now.
Costa flashes a volley wide of target at the far post with his left foot, as Arsene Wenger prowls and scowls in his technical area.
Close to half an hour gone and Chelsea will be delighted with their work so far.
Willian is looking like the dangerman that Arsenal need to close down quicker in the midfield.
Arsenal win a corner on their left, but John Obi Mikel is there to head the ball away.
A classic strike by CHelsea, just as the Gunners were getting organised at the back.
Branislav Ivanovic whips in a superb ball from the right and COSTA powers it home at the near post, giving Cech no chance at all.
A tactical change forced on the home side, Giroud is off and Gabriel takes his place.
Probably the right decision, there were few complaints from the player himself.
Diego Costa is played through by Willian and is brought crashing down by Per Mertesacker, RED CARD for the German.
Theo Walcott drives forward and lays the ball off to Olivier Giroud, who shoots well over from all over 45 yards out.
Willian tries a shot, it hits an Arsenal defender and rebounds to the Brazilian, who sees a second effort gathered by Cech.
The Gunners are starting to dominate the possession, but have yet to carve open the Chelsea backline.
Oscar is shown a yellow card for sliding in late on Campbell.
Flamini finds space in the area, but slips over as he tries to get in a shot after receiving a Campbell pass.
Aaron Ramsey drives froward from midfield, but a misplaced pass to Theo Walcott ends the attack.
Scrappy stuff so far, but Chelsea have been quite bright in their approach.
Cesc Fabregas breaks into the Arsenal boss, but his cross is eventually cleared after a real melee at the near post.
Cesar Azpilicueta is caught really late by Mathieu Flamini, who somehow escapes a yellow card.
Petr Cech has to turn a low Oscar drive away for the first corner of the game, but then collects the flag-kick with ease.
Joel Campbell mishits an attempted shot in the area and Thibaut Courtois gathers the loose ball.
Play is underway at the Emirates Stadium.
GOAL! ARSENAL 0-1 CHELSEA.
This fixture has ended goalless in three of the last four seasons.
Just over a month later the Blues won a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge 2-0 thanks to a Kurt Zouma strike and an own goal by Calum Chambers.
The two sides have already met twice this season, with the Gunners edging a 1-0 win in the Community Shield at Wembley in early August thanks to an Oxlade-Chamberlain goal.
The Blues also make one change, with Oscar starting place of Spain international forward Pedro.
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry; Mikel, Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Diego Costa.
The Gunners make one change to the side who drew 0-0 at Stoke City last time out, with Mesut Ozil returning for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny; Flamini, Ramsey, Ozil; Campbell, Walcott, Giroud.
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