Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal (19.09.2015) Live Commentary

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What a thrilling encounter, there was plenty of goal mouth action. There was a superiority of the home team to be seen on the pitch today. The tactic of both sides was slow build-up play.
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The referee is checking his watch and blows his whistle for the end of this match.
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Pedro (Chelsea) takes the corner which is cleared.
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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) collects an inch-perfect pass and strikes the ball from far out, but his shot is blocked. Chelsea force a corner. They send men into the box.
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Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) with an overly-aggressive challenge, and referee Michael Dean blows his whistle for a foul.
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Chelsea take a short corner kick.
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Ramires (Chelsea) came with a sweet piledriver. He controlled a pass, glanced at the goal and fired from the edge of the box. It could have been a difficult one for the keeper, but he only hit one of the defenders off whom the ball bounced away. Chelsea will take a corner kick.
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Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) fails to turn the rebound in from a promising position. The goalkeeper pulls off a superb save and denies his effort.
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A promising cross into the box is nearly received by lurking Theo Walcott (Arsenal). One of the defending players cuts out the effort to avert the threat.
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The referee signals that it is time for a substitution and John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) comes onto the pitch so that Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) can be given a rest.
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OWN GOAL! Calum Chambers (Arsenal) scores an unlucky own goal after he deflected a shot which went into his own net! 2:0.
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Loic Remy (Chelsea) finds himself free inside the box and pulls the trigger, but his effort is brilliantly thwarted by one of the defending players.
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There will be a minimum of 5 min. of added time.
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The attendance for today’s match is 41584.
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The resulting corner from Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) is cleared by the defence.
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Eden Hazard (Chelsea) takes the free kick from the edge of the box, but the goalkeeper perfectly sets up the defensive wall and his effort is thwarted. Chelsea have been awarded a corner kick.
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Michael Dean blows the whistle for a foul. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) hacks down one of his opponents. Chelsea win a free kick. A promising situation for a direct shot.
86′
A great teamplay by Chelsea as they control the ball with a lot of short passes. Patience is the key if they want to find a gap in the defence to score.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) attempts to find one of his teammates with a free kick, but the defence is well positioned and clears the ball away from danger.
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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Michael Dean saw the whole situation. Arsenal will take a free kick nearby the side line.
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Substitution. Diego Costa (Chelsea) walks off the pitch and Loic Remy (Chelsea) comes on as a substitute.
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Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) volleyed the ball from the edge of the box, but it is well blocked by a defender.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) must have known he would be sent off for this foul, but he had to stop the opponent at all costs. Michael Dean shows him a second yellow card and the game has ended for him.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
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Theo Walcott (Arsenal) unleashed a powerful shot that was blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. The assistant referee points to the corner flag, Arsenal are going to take it.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) swings in the corner, but it’s comfortably cleared away.
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Arsenal keep the ball well and push forward with purpose, but here comes an interception from the opposition. The referee points to the corner flag. Arsenal are given a corner.
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Arsene Wenger prepares a substitution. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) is replaced by Olivier Giroud (Arsenal).
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That’s the end of the game for Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), who is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal).
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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) whips in the free kick, but one of the defenders comfortably clears the ball away.
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A free kick is given to Chelsea.
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Calum Chambers (Arsenal) is awarded a yellow card for his tackle. He doesn’t seem to agree with the decision, but Michael Dean won’t hear any protests.
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Theo Walcott (Arsenal) is flagged for offside. It’s not his first one today.
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It’s time for a substitution. That is the last involvement from Oscar (Chelsea), and he is replaced by Ramires (Chelsea).
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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
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Eden Hazard (Chelsea) makes a good run with the ball, but his shot from the edge of the penalty area goes just wide of the left post. Terrific solo effort, though.
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Oscar (Chelsea) makes a foul and receives a yellow card. He is not happy with the referee’s decision.
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Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) brings his opponent down. Michael Dean has a clear vision and blows his whistle for a foul.
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Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) latches on to a lofted pass and strikes the ball! His attempt flies narrowly wide of the right post.
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A neat pass is well received by Eden Hazard (Chelsea), who is lurking on the edge of the box and strikes the ball towards the middle of the target. The goalkeeper makes a decent save to block his shot.
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Neat passing move from Chelsea in order to create new attacking opportunities.
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Perfectly executed free kick! Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) sends a cross in and Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) leaps high to connect with it on the edge of the 6-yard box. His close-range header goes inside the right post and he makes it 1:0.
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Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) will take the free kick.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) with a rough challenge, Michael Dean blows his whistle for a foul. Chelsea with a free kick.
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Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from distance, but it is blocked.
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Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic for the oppositon as they easily clear.
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The free kick from the edge of the box is taken by Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal), but he hits it straight in the defensive wall. The ball goes out-of-play. Arsenal are awarded a corner kick.
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Arsenal earn a free kick which can lead to a goal-scoring opportunity.
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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) sees a yellow card from Michael Dean after he sent one of the opposing players to the ground.
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What a chance! The ball is inside the box and Pedro (Chelsea) takes a first-time shot on goal, but his volley goes narrowly wide of the right post.
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Arsene Wenger makes a switch. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) is coming on in place of Francis Coquelin at the start of the second period.
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After the half-time break we are back again. The players are back out on the pitch, and the second half is underway.
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We have been witnesses to an ordinary game without many breathtaking situations, but there is still space for improvement in the second half. We can’t speak of any dominance on either side in this balanced first half. The home team makes a lot of passes and attempts to maintain possession. The same goes for the away side.
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Michael Dean has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
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A long through ball almost allows Diego Costa (Chelsea) to get in a good chance, but he loses it to one of the defenders.
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Red card! Gabriel (Arsenal) simply can’t believe his eyes. Referee makes the call and sends him off.
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Fourth official shows 3 min. of added time.
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Booking. Diego Costa (Chelsea) receives a caution from the referee.
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Gabriel (Arsenal) earns the yellow card.
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Pedro (Chelsea) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the left post. Petr Cech (Arsenal) pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice piece of goalkeeping skill, indeed.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates.
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Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. Arsenal get a corner.
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The defence had a hard time blocking out the strike from Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea). He didn’t hesitate and finished from outside the box right after he had received a pass from his teammate.
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Pedro (Chelsea) fails to find the target. The goalkeeper, rooted to the spot, watches on helplessly as the volley goes well wide of the right post. The goalkeeper rode his luck there.
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Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) unleashes a shot from 35 metres out but is unable to find the target, it goes high over the crossbar.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) receives a reproachful look from Mesut Ozil (Arsenal). He latches on to his pass, but the effort from the edge of the box sails well wide of the right post.
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Pedro (Chelsea) makes contact with a cross and produces a strike that is not powerful enough to find its way into the back of the net. The goalkeeper makes a good save to keep his effort out.
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Michael Dean pulls out a yellow card to show it to Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) for a tough tackle.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
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This was a piece of cake for Asmir Begovic (Chelsea). Theo Walcott (Arsenal) found himself some space after latching on to a pass, but his strike went only low to the middle of the goal, into the gloves of the prepared keeper.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the free kick which is inaccurate and the defence has no problem with the clearance.
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Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) commits a foul with a sliding tackle but escaped any punishment. No yellow card. A free kick to Arsenal.
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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) takes the corner but fails to find any of his teammates as he overhits the effort. The ball goes out-of-play and Arsenal will have a goal kick.
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Attempted cross from Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is cleared. Chelsea have a corner.
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Diego Costa (Chelsea) had a chance to score with a mid-range attempt he released after a nice pass. He hit it only low to the middle of the goal, but he couldn’t generate enough power to trouble Petr Cech (Arsenal).
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Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) has picked up a minor injury, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
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Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) is asking for a medical treatment. He is forced to go behind the sideline and his team will be playing with 10 players for a while.
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Diego Costa (Chelsea) slips past one challenge, but is unable to feed a low pass into the path of his teammates.
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Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.
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Eden Hazard (Chelsea) attempts to set up his teammate into a scoring opportunity with a fine chip pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders intercepts his effort. Now Chelsea with a corner.
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The flag is raised by the referee’s assistant. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) is repeatedly caught offside. He is lurking on the edge of the offside line to beat the defence and get into scoring position.
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Theo Walcott (Arsenal) was offside, and the assistant referee saw it and raised his flag.
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Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) probably spotted that the goalkeeper is off his line, but he misdirects his long-range shot as it goes a few yards wide of the left post.
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Michael Dean has a clear vision and sees a foul from Eden Hazard (Chelsea).
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) dinks a cross into the box from the free kick. However, the opposition defence thwarts the attack, preventing anyone from finishing.
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It looks like Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) was seeing red according to his tackle. Michael Dean won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul. Arsenal have been awarded a free kick.
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Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) receives a pass and tries his luck with a shot from 25 metres out. The effort, which is aimed towards the middle of the goal, is denied by Petr Cech (Arsenal) who pulls off a comfortable save.
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Pedro (Chelsea) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
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Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
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Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) produces a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as the opposition player cuts him out. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Arsenal will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
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Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul.
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Here we go, today’s match is starting right now.
The players are out at last! Arsenal will take the kick-off.
Michael Dean is the one to supervise the game today.
 
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