Stamford Bridge
Premier League • Day 5
  • 2nd Half
  • Chelsea
  • Arsenal
  • Bellerín
  • Kolašinac
  • MorataChristensen
  • David Luiz
  • Elneny
  • IwobiElneny
  • WelbeckGiroud
  • WillianHazard
  • LacazetteSánchez
  • Morata
  • David Luiz
  • 1/2 Time
  • Chelsea
  • Arsenal
  • PedroBakayoko

Chelsea - Arsenal
Premier League - 17 September 2017

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  • End of 2nd Half

FT: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal. The Gunners earn a hard-fought point to end a run of five-straight defeats in this fixture. Ramsey went closest to breaking the deadlock with a first-half shot off the post, while David Luiz was shown a straight red card late on for the hosts.

  • Héctor Bellerín
    Yellow cardHéctor BellerínArsenalBellerin cautioned. A flurry of late cards here.
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Bellerin cautioned. A flurry of late cards here.


The resulting free kick from Fabregas is too close to Cech and Arsenal survive.


Four minutes added. Free kick to Chelsea on the right after Kolasinac took down Moses...

  • Sead Kolašinac
    Yellow cardSead KolašinacArsenalKolasinac booked.
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Kolasinac booked.

  • Andreas Christensen
    OffÁlvaro MorataChelseaCHELSEA CHANGE: Morata replaced by Christensen.
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  • Andreas Christensen
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CHELSEA CHANGE: Morata replaced by Christensen.


No real arguments there. The studs were showing. You could hear the thud of the challenge too.

  • David Luiz
    Red cardDavid LuizChelseaRED CARD! Luiz flies into a late lunge on Kolasinac after he lost control of the ball unde pressure from Sanchez.
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RED CARD! Luiz flies into a late lunge on Kolasinac after he lost control of the ball unde pressure from Sanchez.


Moses sees a shot blocked from the resulting kick. Chelsea pressing late on.


It's half cleared to Hazard who turns and drills it wide to the right for Fabregas. The former Gunner arrows a dangerous ball to the far post, but no-one is there to touch it home... it took a slight nick off an Arsenal shirt so it'll be another corner....


Corner to Chelsea after more good work by Bakayoko.

  • Mohamed Elneny
    Yellow cardMohamed ElnenyArsenalElneny booked for a lunging tackle on Hazard.
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Elneny booked for a lunging tackle on Hazard.


Arsenal looking just as dangerous as Chelsea in the dying embers of this one...


Arsenal could be about to go three PL away matches without a goal for the first time since 1994-95.

  • Mohamed Elneny
    OffAlex IwobiArsenalARSENAL CHANGE: Elneny on for Iwobi.
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ARSENAL CHANGE: Elneny on for Iwobi.


Hazard with a mazy run that takes him past three before seeing his rising shot plucked out of the air by Cech.


SECOND HALF ATTEMPTS: Chelsea 5-0 Arsenal.


Some lovely work from Bakayoko in the midfield. He looks like a good aquistion for the Blues.


Mustafi was celebrating for some time before he realised the goal didn't count...


Mustafi heads home the free kick from the right - but he's offside! Big sigh of relief from Chelsea.

  • Olivier Giroud
    OffDanny WelbeckArsenalARSENAL CHANGE: Giroud replaces the injured Welbeck.
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  • Olivier Giroud
    OnOlivier GiroudArsenal

ARSENAL CHANGE: Giroud replaces the injured Welbeck.


Looks like the groin for Welbeck. He'll have to go off.


Welbeck down after appearing to have tweaked a muscle chasing the ball with Luiz.


Great defending from Luiz as he wins a tussle with Welbeck and then sees out the danger on the right touchline.

  • Eden Hazard
    OffWillianChelseaCHELSEA CHANGE: Hazard replaces Willian.
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  • Eden Hazard
    OnEden HazardChelsea

CHELSEA CHANGE: Hazard replaces Willian.


DID YOU KNOW? Hazard has found the net in three of his last four home Premier League meetings with Arsenal.


Hazard set to come on for Chelsea.

  • Alexis Sánchez
    OffAlexandre LacazetteArsenalARSENAL CHANGE: Lacazette off, Sanchez on.
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  • Alexis Sánchez
    OnAlexis SánchezArsenal

ARSENAL CHANGE: Lacazette off, Sanchez on.

  • Álvaro Morata
    Yellow cardÁlvaro MorataChelseaMorata cautioned for a barge on Mustafi and a rant at the referee's assistant.
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Morata cautioned for a barge on Mustafi and a rant at the referee's assistant.


Mustafi stabs clear after Willian had curved in a testing ball from the right.


Kolasinac marauds into the left side of the Chelsea box, but he sees his attempt rebound back onto him and out for a goal kick.


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Chelsea bossing the second half with over 60 per cent of the possession since the restart.


It's worked short to Willian, who jinks in from the left but crashes his right-foot strike well wide.


Ironic cheers as Mustafi brings down Morata on the left. This time the free kick does come. Danger for the Gunners with Fabregas over it...

Chelsea, Arsenal

Mustafi gets far too close to Morata as the forward chased down a ball into the right channel. Looked like a foul, but the referee let it go...


Ramsey looks for Lacazette's run with a clever ball into the right of the area, but Azpilicueta races across to mop up the danger.


Chelaea pour forward. Bakayoko charges through the midfield and feeds Alonso, who cuts in on his right foot but sees his rasping attempt blocked. That's given the home crowd a lift.

  • David Luiz
    Yellow cardDavid LuizChelseaLuiz booked for catching Koscielny attempting that overhead kick.
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Luiz booked for catching Koscielny attempting that overhead kick.


The free kick is whipped into the box, but the referee blows for a foul as Luiz's overhead kick is deemed to be dangerous.


Free kick to Chelsea. Monreal halts Morata's mazy run 40 yards from goal.


Can Arsenal stop Chelsea from scoring on home turf for the first time in 24 league matches?


Morata has time to take it down and line up a 25-yard shot that loops up off a defender before being cleared.


Fabregas moving further forward as a result of that change. Menawhile, Luiz is sporting a bandage on his arm at the start of this half.

  • Tiemoué Bakayoko
    OffPedroChelseaCHELSEA HT CHANGE: Bakayoko on for Pedro.
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CHELSEA HT CHANGE: Bakayoko on for Pedro.

  • 2nd Half

KICK OFF! Arsenal restart the contest.


  • End of 1st Half

HT: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal. The visitors have gone closest in what was a tight, entertaining first half. Ramsey hit the post and Lacazette missed the rebound, while at the other end Pedro shot straight at Cech when put clear by Fabregas. Finely poised.


Two minutes added.


Good covering from Monreal as Morata threatened to lead a lone charge towards Cech.


Arsenal with over 40 per cent of the ball in the Chelsea half in the last 10 minutes.


Fair to say Arsenal have shaded this half?


OFF THE POST! Ramsey stumbles his way into the left of the area and past two challenges before firing in a low shot that comes back off the post. The rebound falls to Lacazette who somehow steers wide of target.


Chelsea half clear and look to break - but Moses miscues allowing the visitors a half chance that fizzes over the top.


Free kick to Arsenal on the left following a foul by Azpilicueta. It's curved owards the near post by Iwobi, but well defended by the Blues. Corner ball...


The referee has a word with Pedro after he caught Xhaka during an Arsenal attack. The official let play go on, but when it eventually went out of play he made a point of addressing the Chelsea man.


Sunday stat: The Blues are unbeaten in their last 26 PL home matches played on this day of the week - (W19, D7).

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte watches his side's match against Arsenal

Xhaka unleashes a scorching 30-yard drive that sizzles just wide of Curtois' left-hand post. Great effort.


Chelsea beginning to get on top again now. Alonso is once again an outlet down the left, but he takes too long sizing up the cross and Arsenal get across to stamp out the danger.


Fabregas works it short and calls for the quick one-two down the left. He floats a cross to the far post, but Luiz can't grow enough to connect.


Free kick to Chelsea on the left as Bellerin obstructs the attempt to burst free by Alonso.


Xhaka drills a low ball through the middle for Welbeck, but Luiz steps across and tidies up with ease. Good reading of the situation by the Blues defender.


End to end stuff so far. Both sides have carved out some good chances.


Kante finds Moses on another charge up the right flank. He wastes little time digging out a cross for Morata to nod over on the stretch.


Arsenal caught high up the pitch as Fabregas turns well deep in midfield and plays a wonderful through pass for Pedro to race onto. The Spaniard holds off a late challenge but his shot lacks conviction and Cech pulls off a smart save.


A strong spell for Arsenal. This time Sead Kolasinac has a pop from 25 yards and Courtois flaps it back into the danger zone. Fortunately for the home side, no-one in a Gunners shirt is there to gobble up a tap-in.


Pedro in the wars now. Play stopped for the Spaniard to receive treatment.


SAVE! Bellerin with more great work down the right. He surges into the box and cuts it back for Lacazette who sees his first-time shot on the run well saved by Courtois.


Welbeck so close to adding to his three goals in four PL outings this term. He managed just two in 16 last season.


CHANCE! Bellerin plays a lovely one-two with Iwobi and delivers a lovely cross that Welbeck guides just wide of the far post.


Moses drives to the byline and hangs up a dangerous cross that Koscielny nods away from the danger zone. The Blues keep the attack alive but in the end they can't manufacture a chance.


Azpilicueta fires a cross in from the right for Morata, who heads just wide. The whistle had gone but that was an example of the problems he can cause in the air.


Just to reiterate how dominant Chelsea have been in this fixture in recent years... Not only have they won five on the spin, they have scored 15 whilst shipping just two.


Could well be in the TV producer's script...


Moses is back on his feet and should be okay. Play resumes with Chelsea on the attack.


Play halted as the Chelsea man receives treatment. Conte will be happy with how his side have started. Very bright.


Moses down after an awkward clash of knees with Lacazette.


The visitors are more focused for the second set piece and this time comfortably clear their lines.


Arsenal go to sleep at the short corner. Fabregas ghosts into space but sees his driven cross blocked diverted behind at the near post.


Arsenal threaten on the edge of the Chelsea box. Kante breaks it up and sets the hosts off on the counter. Moses gets free on the right, but sees his attempted cross well blocked. Corner ball...


Chelsea lively early on. Pedro gets the first sight of goal but flashes a low 25-yard drive straight at Cech.


Strange that Sanchez played 90 minutes in the Europa League - but is on the bench for such a massive PL clash...


The Gunners Arsenal notched just nine points from their 10 games against the other top six sides last season - and lost 4-0 at Liverpool a few weeks back. Will it be same old story, or can they turn a corner here?

  • 1st Half

KICK OFF! Chelsea get us underway.


Will Morata's aerial threat cause the Gunners problems this afternoon? The Spaniard has been involved in five PL goals so far this term, netting three and providing two assists all with his head.

Alvaro Morata of Chelsea scores his sides first goal

DID YOU KNOW? The Gunners have only managed one league shut-out in their last 18 visits to Stamford Bridge.


Wenger: "If you look at my record you will see that I played two years in England, in the Premier League, without losing games away from home. Last year, until we lost at Everton, we had not lost away for the whole year. Never in my life could I accept or understand that it is different away from home. It's just a question of how much you want it."

Arsene Wenger, pictured, worked closely with Dick Law

Antonio Conte: "When you play against Arsenal it is the same as when you play against [Manchester] City, Liverpool, [Manchester] United or Tottenham. Arsenal are a big rival. I don't understand why they can't fight for the title."

Antonio Conte's side face Arsenal on Sunday

"Blue is the colour, football is the game..." Well, it's certainly been the case in this derby over the years. Chelsea have won eight of the last 11 Premier League clashs with the Gunners, losing just once.


As for Arsenal, it looks like Arsene Wenger has been tinkering with tactics in a bid to end a run of five straight league defeats on this ground. Danny Welbeck leads the line with Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette is support. It means Alexis Sanchez is on the bench while Mesut Ozil is not involved....

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, right, expects Alexis Sanchez, left, to be fully committed to the Gunners

Some interesting lines from the team sheet. Chelsea pretty much revert back to the usual suspects as Alvaro Morata, David Luiz and Victor Moses return to the side following the 6-0 Champions League rout of FK Qarabag in midweek. Some observers had tipped Eden Hazard to make his first start of the season for the Blues, but he has been named on the bench.

Eden Hazard underwent ankle surgery in the summer

CONFIRMED TEAMS - CHELSEA: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Morata, Pedro... Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Hazard, Batshuayi. /// ARSENAL:  Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette... Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Alexis, Walcott, Giroud.


Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between champions Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. The Blues come into this on the back of a four-match winning run after their season started with Community Shield shoot-out defeat and a surprise reversal at home to Burnley on the opening day. Arsenal have won their last two, but still have it all to prove away to the top-flight's heavyweights, having been humbled 4-0 at Liverpool a few weeks ago. Kick off 13.30 BST.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea manager