Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta stated his team had gained a “extra stride” by winning against Chelsea.
Gabriel’s 63rd-minute header ended the hosts’ 12-match undefeated home record and gave the visitors a third straight win at Stamford Bridge.
“For such a young squad, the poise, resilience and courage they showed was fantastic,” Arteta told BT Sport after his club became the first team to win at Chelsea since their 4-2 triumph in April.
“After the game, it’s simple to say, but against this opponent, it’s brave. These players acquire confidence by beating this opponent at this venue.”
Centre-back Gabriel’s winner came after a Bukayo Saka corner evaded a throng, making all nine of his Arsenal goals corners.
A win at second-bottom Wolves on Saturday would give the Gunners a two-point cushion at the top when the Premier League shuts for the World Cup following next weekend.
Chelsea’s four-match Premier League losing streak continued as they struggled for possession and ideas.
After a second consecutive top-flight loss, the Blues remain seventh, with a top four spot beyond them when the season pauses regardless of their outcome against Newcastle United in six days.
Arsenal excel away.
Arsenal’s first away game against a side that finished above them in the Premier League looked like their hardest yet.
Chelsea were favorites to overcome the championship contenders, who had lost 3-1 at Manchester United at the start of September.
Arsenal started well and dominated the match, matching their home victory against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool.
Chelsea were stranded in their own half, retaining less than 29 percent of possession in the final 15 minutes of the first half and 15 percent in the second.
Gabriel Jesus should have headed in the opening when Gabriel Martinelli found him unguarded in front of goal before the interval, but the striker was a nuisance, and Arteta again praised his all-around effort despite the Brazilian’s ninth appearance without a goal.
Granit Xhaka kept his calm as Trevoh Chalobah and Mateo Kovacic shoved him in a corner in additional time.
“After the season, nobody asks you how you won in November, December, or January,” Xhaka added, pausing his jubilation in front of Arsenal supporters and apologizing for swearing live.
Xhaka also hailed second-placed Manchester City’s 2-1 win at home to Fulham on Saturday, when Erling Haaland’s 95th-minute penalty decided the game after Joao Cancelo was sent off in the 26th minute.
“They were lucky,” Xhaka stated. “But if you play over 60 minutes without a man, you deserve to win.”
Chelsea vs. fourth
Chelsea and possession-loving new manager Graham Potter don’t like being on the back foot, and they languished on a day when they absorbed pressure and struggled to generate opportunities.
Potter must be concerned about his team’s slow beginnings, since they had six shots to their opponents’ 15 in the first half of this game and their previous Premier League home encounter, when Manchester United, two points above them with a game in hand, gained a last-gasp 1-1 draw.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang entered the game hoping to become the second player after Cesc Fabregas to score for both Arsenal and Chelsea in Premier League matches, but he never appeared poised to score.
After losing the leadership and joining Barcelona in February, Arsenal supporters reminded the guy who scored 68 times in 128 top-flight matches of his history.
Aubameyang has been in fantastic form under Potter, but he was limited to four touches in the first 45 minutes and received the game’s first yellow card for a reckless lunge on Ben White that left the defender writhing in pain.
Arsenal’s six shots following Aubameyang’s 49th-minute substitution increased Chelsea’s troubles.
Aubameyang sat pensively in the opposite technical area to the coach who benched him after Gabriel scored from Saka’s sixth assist of the season.
The manager he now plays for said his team was “huffing and puffing” and conceded that they had fallen behind cheaply.
If Chelsea lose against Newcastle, which has an unblemished home record and ambitions to challenge the top four, they will fall at least three points behind fourth place.
At Stamford Bridge, Sporting News offered live commentary.
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FULLTIME: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal Chalobah, Kovacic, and Xhaka nearly fought in a corner towards the end, but Arsenal won their third straight at Stamford Bridge!
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90 mins: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Five minutes of additional time.
86 minutes – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Arsenal have had six shots and conceded none since Aubameyang was substituted.
Arsenal continue to dominate Chelsea. If they win at second-bottom Wolves on Saturday, they will lead the standings by at least two points when the World Cup starts.
Chelsea aren’t producing much. Arsenal fans are now louder than home supporters.
Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Azpilicueta walks right into the penalty area after Zinchenko stumbles on the halfway line. He skillfully defeats Gabriel and launches a cross into the stand. Wasteful.
Pulisic and Kovacic debut.
76 mins: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Arsenal are dominating possession again, seeking to find an opening around the Chelsea penalty area. Hosts struggle to leave their side. Pulisic is heating up.
Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Odegaard should score! Gabriel Jesus tricks his way into the penalty area on the right but misses the far post as Mendy advancing.
Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal:
Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Saka fires a right-sided attempt high and wide.
Arteta feels the kid should have been more accurate despite Cucurella’s pressure. Arsenal’s second goal would effectively end the game.
Former Arsenal top scorer Aubameyang can’t assist his team now.
After Broja replaced him, he’s pensive on the bench. Conor Gallagher joined.
64 minutes – Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Saka’s right-wing cross after the corner passes through a crowded goalmouth. Gabriel scores with the last touch on the line!
Hosts defended poorly. Saka and Gabriel sprint to the corner flag to celebrate Arsenal’s goal after dominating possession.
Gabriel’s UK goal:
USA: 63 mins—GOAL: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal leads from the corner!
Chelsea 0-0 62 minutes Arsenal: Saka dismisses Jesus in the right penalty area. He shoots Mendy, who’s tightened the distance at his near post and palms away, from a tight angle. Corner.
Chelsea 0-0 61 minutes Arsenal: Armando Broja will replace Aubameyang. Martinelli misses a left-sided volley.
60 minutes: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: Mount has room outside Arsenal’s penalty area but can’t pass. Jesus falls when Chalobah is arrested for selling a pass.
Chelsea 0-0 59 minutes Arsenal: Continue. Thiago Silva plays a hospital pass to Azpilicueta with a high ball from his own penalty area.
Chelsea cleared but could use less of those.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: A crowd incident halts play. Both teams get guidance in their technical areas.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Arsenal’s right-wing short corner routine works.
Martinelli enters the penalty box and crosses, but Partey misses. This game is hard to call.
55 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Arsenal press from left to right and Martinelli crosses into the six-yard box, where Mendy clears.
54 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Gabriel Jesus heads the freekick away from Chelsea. Ramsdale gets the ball from the offensive.
53 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Loftus- After a fast move down the right, Cheek concedes a freekick near the penalty area.
52 mins—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: After Azpilicueta spoke to Oliver and Martinelli had treatment from Arsenal’s physio, Chelsea won a throw-in on the left.
50 minutes: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: Chelsea’s skipper is booked after failing to capitalize.
Azpilicueta studs-up to win a ball on Arsenal’s left. Martinelli receives floor treatment.
It hurts the midfielder, but a yellow card may be debatable. “To win” comes to mind.
49 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Saliba and Zinchenko struggle with a high ball in the Arsenal penalty area. Aubameyang leaps to free Sterling. Left corner for Chelsea.
48 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Saka’s corner fails Arsenal. In the final 15 minutes of the first half, they held approximately 72% possession.
47 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Thiago Silva clears Odegaard’s freekick at the near post.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Returning! Arsenal promptly earn a right-wing freekick, making Chelsea fans who raced back after halftime regret their decision.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal halftime: Corner fails and whistle blows! Plenty of movement at both ends, but no big opportunities save for one header Jesus should have scored.
Arsenal hasn’t drawn 0-0 at halftime since August against Fulham. Only Newcastle United (11) have prevented first-half goals more frequently than the Gunners.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: One minute more. Martinelli keeps the ball on the left touchline and wins a corner from Azpilicueta.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: That minor foul means Saka has been booked in two of his past three Premier League games, as much as in his previous 18. He shouldn’t be doing it before the World Cup.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: After Saka fouls after missing a freekick, both managers act out.
Arteta believes Cucurella fouled his man. After failing to get action, Saka steps on his teammate wideman’s foot.
40 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Mendy intercepts a left-wing cross, then Ramsdale clears. Chelsea fans celebrate both instances.
38 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Fans are singing The Champs’ “Tequila” to William Saliba.
36 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Chelsea can’t clear the corner, enabling Saka a second right-wing cross. Loftus-Cheek properly passes for a goalkick.
35 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Xhaka scores a right-wing corner. Saka sets the ball.
34 mins—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Havertz grimaces after missing a chance. Sterling passed him inside the penalty box on the right, but Ramsdale caught the cross-shot.
33 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: It’s a nice throw from Mount from the corner, reaching Thiago Silva, who can only thump a head far over the crossbar. Partey didn’t know what happened but presumably didn’t foul the defender.
32 mins—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Havertz runs down the left and earns a corner off Saliba as he reaches the penalty area. Mount takes it.
31 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Thiago Silva’s challenge from behind knocks off Odegaard. It’s minimal. Chelsea fans boo Michael Oliver’s choice.
30-minute Chelsea-Arsenal draw: Saliba skillfully prevents a delivery from reaching Aubameyang.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Best opportunity! Martinelli cuts inside from the left, enters the penalty box, and flicks an inswinging cross into Jesus’ unmarked head.
Number nine dives in but misses the far post. Arteta twists and air kicks. Arsenal did well.
27 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Aubameyang gets booked for a sloppy tackle on White, who writhes in pain.
Arsenal fans sing, “Mikel Arteta – he believes that you’re ****,” mirroring their manager’s decision to trade Aubameyang and remove him as captain.
Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal 26 minutes
25 minutes: Chelsea freekick beyond the penalty area on the left. Xhaka’s header clears Cucurella’s six-yard box swing.
24 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Cucurella throws deep into Arsenal territory on the left, plays a one-two with Havertz, and loses the ball. The fullback was dropped for poor play and hasn’t impressed today.
22 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Stat attack, while it’s silent again: Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, and Eddie Nketiah have scored two Premier League goals against Chelsea apiece.
21 minutes: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: Havertz fails to dislodge Saliba, giving a foul within Arsenal territory.
20 minutes: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Both teams have opportunities to score! Jesus sneaks into the penalty area from the left, sitting at least two markers down, and powers in a drive that Thiago Silva blocks.
Chelsea counterattack, and Mount passes low to Havertz, whose effort from the edge of the box is blocked.
19 minutes: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: Foul throw! As the returning fullback takes a left throw-in, Zinchenko loses the ball. Chelsea fans roared.
It’s almost comforting knowing Premier League players can make embarrassing blunders from easy positions.
18 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: White finds Martinelli outside Arsenal’s left penalty area. The midfielder cuts inside without pressure from Sterling and shoots high and wide of the far post.
17 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Saka crosses the freekick to the far post, where Havertz is watching Saliba and detects the danger.
16 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Cucurella kicks Jesus in the back of the heel midway inside Chelsea territory on Arsenal’s right. Jesus falls face down.
14 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Arsenal’s strong start has calmed down.
13 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: White’s two shots in 10 minutes equaled his previous 12 league outings this season.
“Champions of Europe – you’ll never sing that,” the home crowd predictably chant.
12 minutes: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: White heads away Sterling’s right-wing cross in the Arsenal six-yard area. After another Chelsea delivery, Xhaka calmly returns control to Ramsdale.
Despite being on the back foot throughout most of the game, promising for the hosts.
10 minutes: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Arsenal work the ball left to White, who’s again on the right side of the penalty box.
White’s shot hits the turf and misses the far post this time.
9 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Potter half-squats in annoyance after Havertz’s poor cross after Mendy set him away down the right in Chelsea’s opening effort.
The Germany midfielder had so much room inside the penalty area and Sterling at the far post, but fizzed a first-time cross away for a throw-in.
8 minutes—Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Chelsea heads Odegaard’s freekick. White hits a terrible shot over the crossbar from the right edge of the area.
If White wasn’t an all-rounder, you’d call it a defender’s shot.
7 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Mount and Loftus-Cheek avert the threat, but Arsenal launches another left-wing attack. Havertz’s poor challenge gives Xhaka a freekick beyond Chelsea’s midfield.
6 mins: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Martinelli attempts a corner. Havertz throws it out left. Partey re-wipes. Potter may worry about his team’s pressure.
5 mins: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: Chelsea again under pressure. Azpilicueta gives Arsenal a right corner.
4 mins: Chelsea 0-0. Arsenal: Saka’s freekick to Odegaard outside the box was the worst of the day.
Cucurella steals possession to atone for the set piece and is fouled as he runs away.
Arsenal leads Chelsea 0-0 after 3 minutes. Zinchenko passes to Saka on the right, and Cucurella tackles him outside the penalty area. This is a great chance for visitors outside the box. Saka aligns.
2 minutes – Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Arsenal win a throw-in virtually level with the Chelsea penalty area on their left right after kickoff.
Partey wipes the ball with a towel and delivers to Jesus inside the box, whose flick gives Mendy an easy take.
1 min: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta’s 150th game starts with Arsenal attacking from left to right. Although it’s not raining, there are hoods on the benches.
5 minutes to KO: Teams in tunnel! Martin Odegaard and Mateo Kovacic shook hands. Players are emerging.
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40 minutes to KO: Arsenal’s formation…
Team news! Chelsea’s start…
1 hour to KO: Chelsea striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored 68 goals in 128 Premier League games for Arsenal between 2018 and 2021, including one against the Blues in December 2019. He could become the second player after Cesc Fàbregas to score for both sides in this fixture (excluding own goals).
Chelsea has checked in! Since losing 4-2 to Arsenal on 20 April, they’ve won seven of 12 home games in all competitions.
1 hour 30 minutes to KO: Danger, danger—Gabriel Jesus is making Arsenal more aggressive in the box. He’s got the most touches in the opponent penalty area in the Premier League this season, 124 at 10.7 per 90 minutes.
Arsenal’s most dangerous player 1 hour 45 minutes to KO: Arsenal have won their past two Premier League away meetings against Chelsea, including a 4-2 win here last season due to Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka, and Eddie Nketiah’s braces.
That means the visitors will attempt three consecutive away victory over the Blues for the first time since 1974 this afternoon!
2-hour KO: Can Arsenal beat their opponents to reclaim the Premier League title?
The Gunners have been in great form this season, led by manager Mikel Arteta, but a trip to Stamford Bridge might be their hardest test yet, especially given their terrible record there.
3 hours to KO: Welcome to today’s live coverage of Chelsea vs. Arsenal, a potentially crucial London derby in this season’s Premier League championship chase and two weeks before the World Cup in Qatar.
Chelsea-Arsenal match time?
Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London. Sunday, November 6 at noon GMT. UK USA Canada Australia
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On Wednesday, Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell suffered a hamstring injury that might rule him out of England’s World Cup roster.
Kepa Arrizabalaga is out with a foot injury, while Reece James and Wesley Fofana are out with knee injuries. N’Golo Kante won’t return until 2023 and Mateo Kovacic’s calf issue makes him doubtful.
Chelsea expected 4-2-3-1: Mendy (GK)—Cucurella, Koulibaly, Chalobah, Azpilicueta—Zakaria, Jorginho—Mount, Havertz, Sterling—Aubameyang
Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu (muscle) was substituted in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Zurich and did not play against Chelsea.
Oleksandr Zinchenko started the game after Mikel Arteta made seven lineup changes.
Arsenal (4-3-3): Ramsdale (GK)—White, Gabriel, Saliba, Zinchenko—Partey, Odegaard, Xhaka—Saka, Jesus, Martinelli.
Chelsea-Arsenal odds and forecast
Chelsea are slight favorites over Arsenal. Casemiro’s 94th-minute equalizer for Manchester United on October 22 prevented the Blues from winning four straight at home in all competitions.
Arsenal have won all four London derbies, scoring 10 goals and allowing only two. Given that Chelsea has scored in each of its last 21 games at Stamford Bridge, betting on both teams to score are likely to be popular.
Prediction: Chelsea, unbeaten at home this season, should be smarting from that loss at Brighton against an Arsenal side that has established its title credentials by rising to the challenge in early matches against clubs projected to finish ahead of them. 2-2 may be fun. UK \s(Sky Bet) (Sky Bet) USA \s(BetMGM)
Canada \s(Sports Interaction) (Sports Interaction)
8/5 31/20 +157 Chelsea
Draw 12/5 12/5 +234
Arsenal Win 13/8/17/10 +155 2.65
4/5 82/100 -118
8/13 4/6 -159
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