Jorginho again as Chelsea lose to Arsenal

Smith scores for Arsenal

Chelsea played host to Arsenal today in the premier league in the Matchday 36 of their premier league games and unlike what many predicted, it was a win in favour of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side.

The Blues started on a good note, and it seemed like it would be a routine win after Kai Havertz was left to run against the keeper in a one on one position. The former Bayer Leverkusen man would miss the sitter.

Chelsea who had a lot of changes to the side that beat recently crowned champions Manchester City, saw Gilmour start in place of Kante, Zouma in place of Rudiger and Pulisic in place of Timo Werner.

Chelsea manger, Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea manger, Thomas Tuchel

The Blues who came confident were all of a sudden finding it hard to play very well against Arsenal and all hell was let loose when Jorginho sent a back pass to the open net with Kepa Arizaballaga making a difficult save to keep the ball as far as Aubameyang who kept his composure to lay an assist for Smith-Rowe who clinically slotted the ball in the bottom corner.

Chelsea would play all they could but the equaliser would not come. Christian Pulisic though scored for Chelsea with the offside flag chalking it off. Olivier Giroud who has scored in an average of every 48 minutes, would hit the bar with a couple of misses.

Though Chelsea pressed hard and were the better side, Arteta’s Arsenal would defend with their lives and secure the win to keep their chances of qualifying for European football alive.

Thomas Tuchel still has a lot of work to do with this his team, but it’s now time to focus on the FA Cup which is already here.

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