Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal (05.10.2014) Live Commentary

What a terrific football game that was, everything included. The performances of the both teams were more or less balanced. Both sides tried to combine well and to keep the ball on their feet.
Nothing more will happen in this game because it is over.
Flag goes up against Diego Costa (Chelsea). The referee blows the whistle for offside.
Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) earns the yellow card.
It looks like Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) was seeing red according to his tackle. Martin Atkinson won’t tolerate such behaviour on the pitch and blows for a foul.
Fourth official shows 4 min. of added time.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger. The ball is out-of-play. Arsenal will have a throw-in.
The ball has crossed the sideline. Arsenal are taking a throw-in.
Substitution. Willian (Chelsea) receives a signal from the referee and is now allowed to enter the pitch as Oscar walks off.
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) with a teasing cross into the area, but Thibaut Courtois intercepts the ball.
Martin Atkinson shows a yellow card to Oscar (Chelsea) who can’t be surprised because his tackle was really hard.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) attempts to send a cross in order to find one of his teammates. The opposition’s defence averts the danger by intercepting the effort. The main referee and his assistant both point at the corner flag. Arsenal will have an opportunity to endanger the opposition’s goal.
Here comes a substitution. Jack Wilshere is given a rest as he is replaced by Tomas Rosicky (Arsenal).
The main referee and his assistant both signal a throw-in for Arsenal.
It will be the substitution. Lukas Podolski (Arsenal) is ready to enter the pitch as Alexis Sanchez walks off.
Goal! Diego Costa (Chelsea) finds some space inside the box to meet a beautiful cross and fires the ball inside the back of the net.
Like an avalanche. Diego Costa (Chelsea) is penalised for his attacking foul. Martin Atkinson has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
Diego Costa plays a lovely pass for Eden Hazard (Chelsea), but he can’t find the target. His strike from inside the box goes narrowly over the crossbar. The ball goes out-of-play and Arsenal will have a goal kick.
The statistics of total shots for both teams – 5:10.
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) takes a mid-range shot, but the ball sails high over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.
The game is interrupted. John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did.
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players, and Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul.
Manager makes a subsitution with John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) coming on for Andre Schurrle.
Here comes a substitution. Tired Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) left the pitch, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) is coming on to help his team.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.
Oscar (Chelsea) hasn’t suffered any serious injury which wouldn’t allow him to stay on the pitch. He’s back in the game now.
The expression of the main referee Martin Atkinson is crystal clear. This behaviour won’t be tolerated. Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) is shown a yellow card.
Oscar (Chelsea) is clearly asking for some medical attention with his painful gestures. How serious is his injury is yet to be found out.
Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) takes the resulting corner which is averted.
This one will not go through. Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) lines up a shot from the edge of the box and goes for goal, but the effort is well blocked by a defender. Arsenal win a corner.
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal) once again attempts to send a defence-splitting pass, but the opposition’s defence is alert and intercepts the ball.
An offensive foul by Eden Hazard (Chelsea) was seen by Martin Atkinson who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) passes the ball into the box but an opposing player clears.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) attempts to find a teammate with the corner, but their effort is stopped by the goalkeeper.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wastes a good opportunity as he sends an inaccurate final pass into the box which is blocked by the defence. The ball is out-of-play. Chelsea win a corner kick.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) makes a rough challenge, and the referee blows for a foul. Arsenal produce a short pass from the free kick.
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It’s like he was asking for a caution. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) receives a yellow card.
Martin Atkinson interrupts the game. It was a tactical foul from Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
An unsuccessful cross into the box by Eden Hazard (Chelsea). The opponent’s defence clears the ball away to safety.
Oscar (Chelsea) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.
Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the defence clears the danger.
Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) was too harsh with his tackle which made Martin Atkinson interrupt the game and signal for a set piece. A free kick for Chelsea. They most likely won’t attempt to directly endanger the goal with this one.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) gets on the end of a pass on the edge of the area, but he drags his shot just wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) plays a lovely through ball to Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), but he can’t beat Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) and loses the ball.
It’s a throw-in for Chelsea.
The second half has just started.
Plenty of entertaiment during the first 45 minutes, great half of football. We hope that this continues in the second half. We are witnessing quite a balanced game with both teams struggling to prevail. Both teams are attempting to play possession play.
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
A cross, produced by Santi Cazorla (Arsenal), caused no threat to the opposition’s defence as the ball was cleared out of danger.
Oscar (Chelsea) commits an ugly tackle on his opponent, but there is no caution from the referee.
Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) makes a reckless foul in order to win the ball from his opponent. Martin Atkinson has a clear vision and blows his whistle.
Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) delivers a poor cross from a free kick as one of the defenders comfortably clears it away.
4 additional min. will be played.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) is going to send the ball in from the free kick.
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) with a rough challenge, Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul. Chelsea are given a free kick. Will they create a chance from this?
Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball.
A quick free kick from Arsenal. The ball is passed to the nearby player and play continues right away.
Martin Atkinson blows the whistle. Oscar (Chelsea) commits a foul after a dangerous play. Arsenal are awarded the free kick.
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) is able to continue to play. Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal) takes a direct free kick.
Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) requires medical treatment, so the referee stops play and signals for the physio to come onto the pitch.
Oscar (Chelsea) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) crosses the ball from the free kick, but it goes out-of-play. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) gives away foul for his fierce tackle against the opponent. There is a free kick given to Arsenal.
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) searched for the head of a teammate in the box but in vain. He misplaced his cross and it didn’t find its target. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.
The assistant referee signals a throw-in for Arsenal.
Wonderful pass from Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) for Jack Wilshere, but they can’t profit from it as Thibaut Courtois comes off his line to collect.
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) gets into a good scoring opportunity. He creates himself some space and tries his luck from distance, aiming to the middle of the goal. His decent effort is denied by Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal).
Eden Hazard (Chelsea) smoothly converts the penalty with a beautiful low drive into the right side of the goal.
Martin Atkinson shows a yellow card to Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) for his blatant foul.
Martin Atkinson blows the whistle. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) brings one of his opponents down with a harsh tackle. That is a penalty kick for Chelsea.
The linesman’s flag has already been raised for offside when Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) headed on.
Mathieu Flamini (Arsenal) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Martin Atkinson saw the whole situation.
The free kick is delivered by Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) but it is not one of his best and easily cleared. The ball goes out-of-play and Arsenal will have a goal kick.
Petr Cech (Chelsea) comes onto the pitch because Thibaut Courtois signals to the bench that he cannot continue any longer after picking up an injury.
Looks like Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) is struggling after picking up a knock. We will see if he can run that off.
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) commits a foul and is shown a yellow card without any hesitation from the referee.
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) comes up with a challenge to deprive his opponent of the ball. However, the referee calls for a foul and blows his whistle. He’s not happy with the decision.
Gary Cahill (Chelsea) can count himself lucky for not being sent off after only receiving a caution from the referee.
Gary Cahill (Chelsea) with an overly-aggressive challenge, and referee Martin Atkinson blows his whistle for a foul.
Oscar (Chelsea) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
The corner from Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) is intercepted by the defence.
Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. The ball goes out for a corner. Chelsea can continue in their attacking effort.
Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) is offside and the linesman raises his flag.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea) will take the free kick.
A clumsy foul by Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) and Martin Atkinson blows the whistle. Chelsea win a free kick.
Martin Atkinson blows the whistle for a foul. Calum Chambers (Arsenal) hacks down one of his opponents.
Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) is moving again okay after that injury scare.
The game is interrupted now, Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
Martin Atkinson blows his whistle and it is Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) who is penalised for an offensive foul. Good decision by the referee.
Calum Chambers (Arsenal) sends a cross into the box, but Thibaut Courtois comes off his line to gather the ball.
Andre Schurrle (Chelsea) sends a pass which fails to reach any of his teammates.
The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Chelsea.
Oscar (Chelsea) with a slide tackle, but referee Martin Atkinson calls for a foul. A free kick to Arsenal.
Arsenal now with a spell of possession, but here comes a mistake and the movement is intercepted.
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) picks up a pass and fires a powerful long-range shot which goes painfully close to the left post. The ball goes out-of-play and Chelsea will have a goal kick.
The ball is behind the sideline and Chelsea will take a throw-in.
Here we go, today’s match is starting right now.
Martin Atkinson will accompany the players on the pitch as the main referee today.
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