Chelsea v Arsenal Live Commentary & Result, 12/05/2021, Premier League |


That is all for as we speak, goodbye!

That win signifies that Chelsea keep in fourth place, six factors away from West Ham beneath them. Tuchel shall be hoping they’ll rapidly put this behind them although as their consideration turns to the FA Cup closing towards Leicester on Saturday. Arsenal leapfrog Everton into eighth and so they have every week to attend till their subsequent recreation towards Crystal Palace.

Arsenal maintain on to beat Chelsea 1-0 due to Smith Rowe’s first-half purpose. Jorginho’s poor backpass had Kepa scrambling again to push it off the road, however Aubameyang was there to fit the rebound to Smith Rowe to arrange a tap-in. Within the second half, Pulisic had a header dominated out by VAR for offside. Zouma noticed a late effort tipped onto the bar by Leno earlier than Giroud fired a close-range shot towards the woodwork on the follow-up, however Chelsea simply could not discover a approach by way of.


90′ + 6′ BLOCK! Nonetheless, Chelsea push however they simply cannot discover a well past Arsenal’s defence. Ziyech cuts inside from the best and goes for purpose from simply exterior the field. He is making an attempt to carry his shot over the defenders, however Gabriel is there to move it clear.

90′ + 4′ Arsenal break rapidly on the counter and it seems to be like Partey is in on purpose after being performed in by Lacazette. He goes to floor simply beneath a problem from Silva although and the referee books him for diving.

90′ + 2′ Arsenal are nonetheless caught deep in their very own half as Chelsea push for a late equaliser and Mount finds a pocket of area after turning away from Jorginho. He threads it by way of for Hudson-Odoi just for the offside flag to go up towards him.

90′ GREAT SAVE! Chelsea are throwing every part they’ve at Arsenal, however their closing ball into the field is absolutely letting them down. Zouma rises excessive to move on James’ cross and Leno suggestions it onto the crossbar. Giroud follows it in and fires his shot on the flip, but it surely rebounds off the crossbar.


88′ Bellerin went down once more and he is not going to have the ability to keep it up this time. He limps off the sector and Chambers is approaching for the previous couple of minutes.

86′ PULISIC! Giroud does effectively to maintain the ball after Smith Rowe slides in and he squares it to Hudson-Odoi to set him off down the left. He curls an early cross into the field and Pulisic meets it on the stretch, but it surely’s a snug save for Leno at his close to submit.

84′ Bellerin has to go off after his therapy so Arsenal are a person down as Mount swings the nook into the field. It hits the primary man, with Lacazette heading it clear, earlier than the Bellerin is waved again onto the sector.

83′ Bellerin stretched to succeed in James’ cross forward of Hudson-Odoi and put it out for a nook, however has now gone down holding his knee. He landed awkwardly and Chambers is preparing simply in case he is wanted after Bellerin receives his therapy.

81′ James finds himself in a variety of area down the best once more and he curls an incredible cross into the field to pick Giroud. He will get caught beneath it however manages to look his header on, but it surely bounces broad of the far submit.

A. Lacazette

P. Aubameyang


79′ Second change for Arsenal now and it is like-for-like as Lacazette comes on instead of Aubameyang.


78′ Ultimate roll of the cube for Chelsea as Azpilicueta makes approach, with Ziyech on to switch him.

77′ Arsenal have all of their gamers again in and round their very own field and Chelsea are struggling to discover a approach in behind them in the meanwhile. Jorginho lays it off to Mount on the best, however his drilled cross is blocked by Holding.

75′ It is an incredible run from Smith Rowe down the left as he drifts previous Azpilicueta earlier than chopping inside and driving into the field. He has James with him all the way in which although and ultimately, cannot open up sufficient area for the shot.

73′ Hudson-Odoi turns away from Holding on the left and whips cross into the close to submit for Giroud. He will get goalside of Mari to flick it on, but it surely’s all the time curling away from the goal.

71′ Tierney makes one other good run down the left for Arsenal and this time he manages to fizz a low cross into the field. It is behind Aubameyang, however he will get it by way of to Odegaard, who hits the shot first time, but it surely sails excessive over the bar.

70′ Mari hooks the ball clear on the sting of the field and Gabriel is ready to convey it down on the left. Pulisic will get throughout to place him beneath strain and hurts himself within the course of as he clatters into the defender, however he will get again to his ft without having therapy.

68′ Tierney goes lengthy together with his throw-in and picks out Odegaard’s late run by way of the center. It virtually catches Chelsea out as he units himself for a shot on the sting of the field, however Zouma recovers rapidly to get again and intercept it.


66′ Arsenal are making a change now as effectively and it is Saka that is making approach for Bellerin.


65′ Second change for Chelsea now and it is Havertz that is going off for Giroud.

64′ Silva is there to intercept one other Arsenal assault and his header units Hudson-Odoi off on the counter. He performs an early throughball into James who has area down the best, however the offside flag goes up towards him when he swings a cross into Chilwell.

62′ NO GOAL! It is solely a fast test from VAR and Pulisic wasn’t offside when the nook was initially taken, however he has strayed too far ahead by the point Havertz flicked it on so this one will not depend. Nonetheless 1-0 Arsenal!

61′ PULISIC SCORES! The nook is whipped into the center of the field by Mount once more and Havertz rises highest to flick it on in the direction of the far submit. No one has picked up Pulisic’s run and he nods it over the road from shut vary however VAR is taking a look at this…

60′ Arsenal are nonetheless being penned again in their very own half and so they simply cannot discover a approach out. Mount is pushing ahead down the best for Chelsea once more however his cross is deflected out for a nook off Azpilicueta.

58′ Tierney was by chance caught by a excessive boot on the aspect of his knee by Hudson-Odoi and he is stayed down. He will get therapy for it and is rapidly again to his ft, so he’ll be capable to keep it up.

56′ Jorginho sweeps the ball out to James, who’s in area down the best once more, and he curls a harmful low cross into the six-yard field. It is simply out of Havertz’s attain on the close to submit and Leno is ready to accumulate it.

54′ Chelsea are beginning to discover a bit more room down the best, with Hudson-Odoi and James linking up effectively. The substitute cuts inside and tries to arrange Mount on the sting of the field, however Arsenal aren’t giving him any time on the ball and it is blocked by Mari.

52′ Chelsea have misplaced every of their final eight Premier League video games at Stamford Bridge when trailing at half-time, final successful from such a place in December 2013 towards Southampton.

50′ Chelsea have made an incredible begin to the second half and Arsenal have not been in a position to get out of their very own half up to now. Jorginho will get his head up and spots Hudson-Odoi’s run by way of the center, however Gabriel will get forward of him to move it clear.

48′ James fizzes a low cross into the field for Havertz and he spins in the direction of purpose earlier than being crowded by 4 Arsenal defenders. He goes to floor beneath strain from Gabriel, and there is a half-hearted enchantment for a penalty from him, however the referee waves play on.

46′ Chelsea get us again underway for the second half!

C. Hudson-Odoi

B. Gilmour


46′ Tuchel is making a change at first of the second half as he brings on Hudson-Odoi for Gilmour.

Chelsea reacted effectively to going behind, however Tuchel will nonetheless wish to see a giant enchancment once they come out after the break, particularly within the closing third. Arsenal have been on the again foot for almost all of the primary half, however they’ve seemed good defensively up to now however Arteta will know they will be in for a difficult second half.

A Chelsea mistake offers Arsenal a 1-0 lead at half-time. Jorginho performed a blind backpass to Kepa which left the keeper scrambling again to his line to forestall an personal purpose, however Arsenal capitalised when Aubameyang was there to arrange Smith Rowe for a tap-in. Chelsea grew into the sport, with out inflicting Leno an excessive amount of bother, with Mount having a few probabilities saved by the keeper.


44′ Tierney intercepts one other Chelsea assault down their proper and decides to go it alone to get his aspect ahead. He skips previous Jorginho to get to the midway line when he is dispossessed by Silva and he is asking for a free-kick, however nothing’s given.

42′ Gilmour finds himself in a variety of area in midfield once more and he is allowed to hold the ball a great distance. His throughball picks out Pulisic who drives into the field, however Partey stands out a foot to make an essential interception.

40′ Nonetheless, Chelsea preserve the strain on Arsenal as Mount drives ahead down the best once more. Tierney makes one other essential block and touches it out to Smith Rowe, and the guests have a breather after successful a free-kick for an Azpilicueta hand ball.

38′ Arsenal simply cannot get out of their very own half in the meanwhile and Silva units Chelsea on the counter after nicking it off Odegaard. He performs it by way of to Mount, whose cross picks out Chilwell on the left however he cannot discover a well past Partey.

36′ CHANCE! Chilwell does effectively to maintain maintain of the ball beneath strain from Saka and he drills in a low cross which is pushed away by Leno. He offers it straight to Mount although who tries to poke it on purpose, however his effort is blocked by Elneny.

34′ After being on the again foot for the previous couple of minutes, Arsenal are patiently making an attempt to open up some area in behind Chelsea. Smith Rowe turns away from Jorginho earlier than touching it onto Elneny, however he is ultimately crowded off the ball.

32′ Mount performs a really deep nook into the field and Zouma rises above Mari on the far submit to move it on. Pulisic reaches it first, however he will get caught beneath the ball and his header finally ends up looping onto the roof of the web.

30′ Solely Liverpool (9) have made extra errors resulting in opposition targets within the Premier League this season than Chelsea (eight).

28′ SAVE! Havertz goes effectively to show away from Elneny on the sting of the field and he touches it into Mount forward of him. He units himself earlier than firing a shot throughout purpose, however Leno is there to push it away.

26′ Chelsea are maintaining the strain on Arsenal right here and Mount spots Jorginho in area on the sting of the field. He cannot discover area for a shot so he tries to carry it excessive for James however simply overhits the move and it bounces straight out for a goal-kick.

24′ Aubameyang made his technique to the aspect of the pitch to get some therapy after he was caught on his mouth and the referee noticed the lower was bleeding. He is rapidly patched up although and despatched again out onto the sector.

22′ BLOCK! It is higher from Chelsea now and Pulisic makes a driving run down the best and Azpilicueta slides it into him. He pulls it again from the byline for Mount within the center, who hits the shot first time, however Mari is there to make an essential block.

20′ Chelsea try to get themselves again into the sport, however their passing is sloppy each time they transfer out of their very own half. Gilmour switches play out to Chilwell, who’s in area on the left, however his first contact is poor and it bounces straight out.

18′ Chelsea simply cannot take care of Arsenal’s excessive press in the meanwhile and so they’re virtually caught out once more as Odegaard wins it again in midfield. He spins and tries to put it off to Saka, however Zouma is there to intercept it.


16′ Aubameyang gambled on one thing going incorrect on the again for Chelsea and was there to take advantage of it for Arsenal by pulling it again for Smith Rowe.


16′ SMITH ROWE SCORES! Jorginho performs a blind backpass to Kepa and the keeper has to scramble again to maintain it from crossing the road. Aubameyang is there to latch onto the free ball and pulls it again for Smith Rowe, who’s left with a tap-in into the empty web. 1-0 Arsenal! 

15′ The guests are nonetheless transferring the ball upfield rapidly and Holding finds area down the best once more. He spots Smith Rowe making a late run into the field from the left and tries to select him out with a cross, however James is there to move it again to Kepa.

13′ Arsenal are transferring the ball upfield rapidly however Partey’s throughball into Saka is intercepted. The guests preserve maintain of it by way of Odegaard, who switches play out to Holding on the best, however his cross is overhit and Aubameyang cannot get near it.

11′ MISS! Not one of the Arsenal defenders spot Havertz’s run off the again of them and he is teed up by Jorginho. He drives into the field and lifts his shot over Leno, who rushes off his line, but it surely’s too excessive and sails over the crossbar.

10′ Chelsea are unbeaten of their final eight house Premier League matches towards Arsenal (W6 D2), since dropping 5-3 at Stamford Bridge in October 2011 beneath Andre Villas-Boas.

8′ Arsenal go lengthy once more, this time with Gabriel taking part in the lengthy ball excessive to Aubameyang. The ahead brings it down effectively earlier than turning away from Azpilicueta to get into the field, however the offside flag is up towards him.

6′ Chilwell steps away from Holding and slots the ball into Pulisic forward of him on the left. There aren’t any Chelsea gamers within the field, so he pulls it again for Mount, who hits an early low shot on purpose, but it surely’s straight at Leno.

4′ It is Chelsea’s flip to maintain possession now and so they’re maintaining the guests penned again in their very own half. It is affected person play from them although as they attempt to open up some area in behind Arsenal.

2′ Arsenal are seeing a variety of the ball within the opening couple of minutes right here and have already performed a few lengthy balls into Chelsea’s field. Aubameyang has chased them down, however they have been too far forward of the ahead.

1′ Odegaard will get the sport underway for Arsenal!

The groups are out on the pitch now, with kick-off simply moments away.

Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-1 on Boxing Day earlier this season within the Premier League, final finishing a double over the Blues of their 2003-04 title-winning marketing campaign.

Mikel Arteta makes 5 modifications to his staff after their win over West Brom final day out with Mari, Tierney, Partey, Odegaard and Aubameyang all coming in. Chambers, Ceballos, Willian, Pepe and Martinelli begin on the bench.

Thomas Tuchel makes seven modifications to the aspect that beat Manchester Metropolis on Saturday as he brings in Kepa, Silva, Zouma, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount and Havertz. Alonso, Werner, Mendy and Ziyech all drop to the bench.

ARSENAL SUBS: Calum Chambers, Mat Ryan, Dani Ceballos, Willian, Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe.

ARSENAL STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Pablo Mari, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny; Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

CHELSEA SUBS: Marcos Alonso, Edouard Mendy, Faustino Anjorin, Olivier Giroud, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Valentino Livramento, Emerson, Hakim Ziyech.

CHELSEA STARTING XI (3-4-2-1-): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma; Reece James, Billy Gilmour, Jorginho, Ben Chilwell; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic; Kai Havertz.

Chelsea want to tighten their grip on a spot within the high 4 as they head into their closing three video games of the season and a win as we speak would carry again above Leicester Metropolis into third. They’re unbeaten of their final seven in all competitions (W5 D2), successful the earlier three on the bounce. As for Arsenal, they’ve gained simply two of their final six in all competitions, however are in good type on the street within the league, going unbeaten of their final 5 away from house (W3 D2).

Good day and welcome to dwell protection of the Premier League assembly between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge!


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