Arsenal hold Chelsea to a goalless draw: As it happened

Chelsea vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger's men managed to hold defending champions Chelsea to a draw at the Stamford Bridge after an offside goal by Shkodran Mustafi. Here is how it happened.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 17, 2017 8:48 pm
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Arsenal not only managed to hold hosts and defending champions Chelsea to a goalless draw but also created several chances throughout the game, threatening and testing Antonio Conte’s men a number of times at Stamford Bridge. It was the teams’ fifth Premier League match of the season and it ended in a draw after Shkodran Mustafi’s goal was ruled as offside late in the second half. Despite Chelsea enjoying a greater possession, it was the Gunners who created more number of chances with Lacazette also scoring a close range. The match saw six bookings including a red card. Here is how the match between Chelsea and Arsenal transpired:

Chelsea vs Arsenal:

Team Line-up

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Moses, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Alonso, Kante, Fabregas, Willian, Pedro, Morata.

Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Hazard, Bakayoko, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, Christensen.

Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette.

Subs: Mertesacker, Sanchez, Giroud, Ospina, Walcott, Maitland-Niles, Elneny.

MANAGERS SPEAK

Antonio Conte: I remember that game [the Arsenal loss] very well because it was a really bad game for us. Then we changed our system because after that game I understood very well our team. We hadn’t got balance. In that game they dominated us from the start until the end. But I think after that game we changed a lot of things and then we won the league.

Arsene Wenger: I’m expecting a positive result and I’m anticipating it. I believe that on the day everything went against us and that we were not sharp physically. It [the match against Liverpool] was three days before the end of the transfer window, that some had their heads half in and half out. It was special circumstances a bit, you have to consider that.

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