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FULL TIME AT THE BRIDGE
Chelsea see the match home with ease as they continue to set a blistering pace to the season while bringing Arsenal's unbeaten league record to an end.
Mourinho disappears straight down the tunnel without acknowledging his Gunners' counterpart, his team did the talking today.
For Arsenal, they fail to catch a march on the glut of teams all bunched in and around the European places on the log.
Crowd is chanting "Diego Diego Diego"...
Cesc Fabregas with a brilliant ball through to Costa, he chests down and lobs the Arsenal keeper.
How many times has that happened this season already?
Cesc to Costa = GOAL!
75' Splendid football but no goal.
Diego Costa takes on a couple of Arsenal defenders, slips in a ball to Eden Hazard who's first touch is brilliant but his shot is lashed over the ball.
Champagne buildup with a glass of water result.
Jose's tactical change:
Mikel has dropped in alongside Matic.
Fabregas moves forward.
Oscar goes wide left, Hazard wide right.
73' Wild strike by Chambers.
The young gun (excuse the pun) lashes a shot over the top of Petr Cech and the goals.
71' Any more goals in this game?
Chelsea look happy to try see off the rest of the game with just the one goal cushion.
Can Arsenal find another gear?
68' Cazorla off. The Ox replaces him.
Total match shots: 7 (4 of those from the visitors)
Total shots on target: 2 (both from Chelsea)
Good goalkeeping from Cesc http://t.co/91JYjcQBc4— Football Vines (@FootballVines) October 5, 2014
Good goalkeeping from Cesc http://t.co/91JYjcQBc4
65' Oscar down. I repeat Oscar is down.
He made a fantastic block on Flamini's long range shot and the Arsenal player may have caught his hand when the pair fell on the ground.
63' Arsenal appeal for the penalty after Jack Wilshere sees his shot deflected for a corner.
Not given. And rightly so.
Corner is well cleared by Diego Costa. Chelsea break...but it comes to nought.
Reminder that it's just the one goal that separates the teams in London.
Hazard with the penalty.
Not even those running the Arsenal twitter account can sugar-coat what is going on now!
Chelsea pressing hard for the second!
Schurrle having a great time of it right now...
Chelsea are looking dangerous at the moment but @Arsenal are coping well inside their area (61) 0-1 #CFCvAFC— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 5, 2014
Chelsea are looking dangerous at the moment but @Arsenal are coping well inside their area (61) 0-1 #CFCvAFC
59' Chelsea running the Gunners ragged.
Schurrle can't provide the final but the Blues on the rampage now...
57' Almost an own goal.
Eden Hazard's driven cross is deflected out, via the cross bar, by Flamini. That was almost good night nurse!
Wenger getting ready for the next round pic.twitter.com/n8BHRXOxlb— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) October 5, 2014
Wenger getting ready for the next round pic.twitter.com/n8BHRXOxlb
PASS MAP: Arsenal have completed just one pass into the Chelsea 18-yard box so far today. #CFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/bWRL4ON41s— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 5, 2014
PASS MAP: Arsenal have completed just one pass into the Chelsea 18-yard box so far today. #CFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/bWRL4ON41s
54' How lucky was that?
The Arsenal keeper, who's surname is un-spellable, makes a dodgy clearance which Diego Costa blocks but the rebound goes to Chambers.
Almost a major error there!
51' Good bit of pressure now from Chelsea, the Gunners hold firm though and survive.
Very few open chances in this game so far. Another goal might seal the result for either side (win for the Blues and a great draw for Arsenal).
Round two is about to start. pic.twitter.com/7tIfJev0Ow— The SPORT Bible (@TSBible) October 5, 2014
Round two is about to start. pic.twitter.com/7tIfJev0Ow
Welbeck charges down Cech and the goalkeeper is lucky to see the ball go out for a goal kick (46) 0-1 #CFCvAFC— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) October 5, 2014
Welbeck charges down Cech and the goalkeeper is lucky to see the ball go out for a goal kick (46) 0-1 #CFCvAFC
Arsenal have trailed in 5 of their last 7 games...
What's the problem with the Gunners?
Any way back into this game?
Arsenal have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 league games at Chelsea.
Make that 1 in 16 after Hazard's penalty.
Eden Hazard has scored his last seven penalties...
HALF TIME STATS:
Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal
Take-ons attempted: 8-21
Pass accuracy: 79%-82%.
HT Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal - Hazard's penalty gives #cfc the lead in a feisty encounter http://t.co/317aOzDIYR #afc pic.twitter.com/WC8PJKwIhQ— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 5, 2014
HT Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal - Hazard's penalty gives #cfc the lead in a feisty encounter http://t.co/317aOzDIYR #afc pic.twitter.com/WC8PJKwIhQ
Chelsea lead at the break.
Hazard with the penalty to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.
40 seconds left in the first half.
Advantage Chelsea. Haven't been great but they are in front...
Is Diego Costa playing?
45' + 2' Typical Arsenal.
Great passing by the Gunners and trying to walk the ball into the back of the net.
No shot in the end (suprise surprise) and Chelsea hack it clear.
43' Wow...Shocking defending by Arsenal.
Chambers lucky not to see red there.
Chelsea on the counter attack and Schurrle is brought down. Almost a penalty as well.
41' The game has lost its flow with neither side really dominating possession.
Plenty of back and forth stuff as we move towards half time.
Wenger en chef de guerre! J'adore! Via “@James_Dart: Quiet game then http://t.co/GHj54obl1M”— erik bielderman (@erikbielderman) October 5, 2014
Wenger en chef de guerre! J'adore! Via “@James_Dart: Quiet game then http://t.co/GHj54obl1M”
Oscar and Koscielny clash heads. Oscar is back up but the Frenchman is not looking good...
Full-time at the Bridge. Chelsea run out deserved winners.
Danny Welbeck escapes a red card for a two-footed lunge on Fabregas. It should be red but he gets a yellow.
Cech forced into making a close range save from Lukas Podolski.
Willian comes on for Oscar.
Oscar picks up a yellow card.
Tomas Rosicky replaces Wilshere.
That's it, the game is done. That Chelsea goal has really knocked Arsenal for six. They are looking dejected out there right now.
Costa doubles the lead. Fabregas plays a lovely defence splitting pass. The forward has the piece of mind to loft the ball over the on-rushing Szczesny.
Chambers has a half volley from the edge of the area but it goes about a yard over the bar. He had to hit that.
With Mikel now on the pitch Fabregas can move further forward.
Both sides make a change. John Obi Mikel comes on for Schurrle, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain replaces Cazorla.
Andre Schurrle receives a yellow card.
Great diving block by Oscar to stop Flamini's rasping drive going on target.
Arsenal appeal for a penalty. Jack Wilshere's effort does hit the hand of the sliding Cesc Fabregas but it was by no means intentional. The ref gives a corner and nothing more.
Diego Costa tries in vein to reach Nemanja Matic's through ball. Szczesny took up a good starting position and managed to beat the forward to the ball.
Lovely feet from Hazard in the centre of the pitch. The Belgian is having a wonderful game. Arsenal cannot deal with him in the slightest.
Really good stop by Szczesny. Hazard's cross deflects of Flamini but Szczesny manages to instinctively turn it onto his post. Truly splendid save.
Arsenal seriously need to find something.
Branislav Ivanovic receives a yellow card.
Game back underway at the Bridge.
Half-time at Stamford Bridge.
Chambers brings down Schurrle on the edge of the area. He's already been booked and that tackle was certainly a bookable offence. He's got away with one there.
Ozil finds himself in a good crossing position, but his cross is poor and easy for Terry to clear.
Wenger will not be happy that his side have failed to test either of the Chelsea goalkeepers thus far.
That is nasty clash of heads. Koscielny and Oscar are both down receiving treatment.
Ozil takes a free-kick. It is a pretty good delivery but just a bit too long for Sanchez to get onto.
Terry does well to clear Kieran Gibbs' driven cross.
Mesut Ozil does not look 100 per cent today. Time after time he is getting dispossessed.
Arsenal have attacking talent in the abundance, it is just a shame that they don't know what to do with it this afternoon.
César Azpilicueta tries one from distance but it isn't troubling Wojciech Szczesny.
Hazard rolls the ball home to give Chelsea the lead.
Koscielny gets a yellow card.
Laurent Koscielny brings down Hazard in the box to give away a penalty.
John Terry meets Cesc Fabregas' free-kick at the far post but his header flies over the bar.
Courtois cannot continue. On comes Petr Cech.
Courtois is again receiving treatment. It looks like he will be coming off.
Eden Hazard gets brought down by Chambers, who receives a yellow card.
Gary Cahill goes into the book for a foul on Sanchez.
Martin Atkinson is letting a lot of tackles go. He's just let Mathieu Flamini get away with one.
Andre Schurrle delivers a corner but he cannot pick out a Chelsea player.
It pretty drab at the Bridge right now, neither side are doing much with the ball in the final third.
Courtois is fine to continue. Luckily his head hit the hip of Sanchez rather than the knee.
Courtois is receiving treatment after colliding with Sanchez.
Calum Chambers swings in a cross from the right but it is too high and Thibaut Courtois claims the ball.
Chelsea are forcing Arsenal into making mistakes. They are hurrying the Arsenal players whenever they are on the ball.
Slow start from both sides. Arsenal are arguably looking the livelier but Chelsea are enjoying more possession.
Alexis Sanchez tries his luck from distance but his speculative effort goes wide of the target.
Chelsea finally get the game underway.
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard, Diego Costa
Arsenal XI: Szczesny, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck
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