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Premier League Highlights: Arsenal beat Chelsea 2-0 at home

Arsenal vs Chelsea Highlights: Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny struck two goals for Arsenal as they win the derby by two goals.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Live Football Score: Arsenal take on Chelsea. (Source: AP)
Arsenal vs Chelsea Highlights: Arsenal take on Chelsea. (Source: AP)

Arsenal vs Chelsea Highlights: It was a great day for the Gunners, as they beat Chelsea by two goals at full time to retain their fifth spot in the table. A brilliant goal from Alexandre Lacazette from an acute angle gave Arsenal the lead in the 14th minute, after which Laurent Koscielny scored the second one awkwardly from his right shoulder to double the lead.

Chelsea had their moments in the match and created enough chances. But the Blues paid the price of not having any striker in the starting XI and Olivier Giroud’s presence of late did not help much either.

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Arsenal vs Chelsea Highlights:

ARSENAL WIN!

What a dominant showing from Arsnenal as they beat Chelsea 2-0. They have given a new lease on life to their top four hopes with a derby win at Emirates. Cheslea struggle with their strikers. Arsenal climb back to fifth place and Manchester United go back to 6th position.

95' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

95' YELLOW CARD TO ROSS BARKLEY! What a vengeful challenge on Torreira. He has been handed a yellow card for that. He must be feeling lucky. Could have been red easily.

90' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

90' Granit Xhaka is feeling the pain at the moment. He is lying down on the ground and has been receiving medical treatment.

6 minutes of extra time added.

85' Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

85' Elneny tries to take a shoot from outside the six yard box but it goes over the goalpost. Arsenal are just looking to waste time. 

79' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

79' Maitland-Niles has been smacked by Marcus Alonso during a corner kick, but nothing comes off it, eventually.

Final change for Chelsea - Callum Hudson-Odi comes on for Pedro.

71' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

71' Arsenal forced to make their final substitution as Hector Bellerin has suffered a knock and it looks serious. He has been stretchered off the field. Elneny comes in his stead. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

67' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

67' Two substitutions for Arsenal - Lacazettee makes way for Iwobi. Aaron Ramsey makes way for Maitland-Niles.

Chelsea also swap Willian for Giroud.

65' Arsenal

65' CHANCE! Arsenal breakthrough on counter attack. A pass to Hector Bellerin from Xhaka who kept on running and then crossed it to Lacazette inside the box. But it was dealt by the Arsenal defenders.

63' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

63' First change for Chelsea and it is Matteo Kovacic who makes way for Ross Barkley.

60' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

60' No goals for Chelsea. They are keeping the possession and are keeping the momentum with the ball. But there is just too much lack of quality in the final third. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

56' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

56' POOR SHOT! Pedro has taken the shot 15 yards from the goal but he has flown it upwards. A good cross from the left from Willian but Pedro not quick at his work. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

54' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

54' Olivier Giroud is seen training on the ground. He is well known at Emirates - having played for Arsenal before moving to Stamford Bridge. He acknowledges the reception from the home fans.

50' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

50' Chelsea pressing forward and they pass the ball inside Arsenal's net, but nothing good yet for Maurizio Sarri to write in his little notebook. Chelsea are still moving forward.

Second haff - Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

SECOND HALF BEGINS! Arsenal are very much in the driving seat. Chelsea really missing on a striker but no signs of Olivier Giroud yet. The referee blows the whistle and we are off...!

HALF TIME - Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea!

HALF TIME! The referee blows the half time whistle and Arsenal are leading 2-0 at home. Chelsea were so close to getting back into the match, but it has not been their day so far. Arsenal have made most of the chances and despite some good goalkeeping by Kepa, they are trailing by two goals. Plenty to play for in the next 45 minutes. It could still turn into otherway round.

HALF TIME - Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea!

HALF TIME! The referee blows the half time whistle and Arsenal are leading 2-0 at home. Chelsea were so close to getting back into the match, but it has not been their day so far. Arsenal have made most of the chances and despite some good goalkeeping by Kepa, they are trailing by two goals. Plenty to play for in the next 45 minutes. It could still turn into otherway round.

44' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

44' CHANCE! Antonio Rudiger tries to head a ball from the corner inside the net, but an absolutely rubbish timings from him and it had no power whatsoever.

45' CHANCE! And another header from Marcus Alonso from another corner and it has hit the sidebar!

38' Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea!

38' GOALLLLLLLL! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SET PIECE! A free kick lands to Sokratis outside the box, who kicks it to Koscielny inside the box. He hammered it into the net with his shoulder. Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea

37' Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

37' YELLOW CARD TO DAVID LUIZ! A nasty challenge from David Luiz to Aaron Ramsey and the referee has taken out the yellow card. Poor, poor challenge and it totally deserving of a yellow.

36' Arsenal vs Chelsea

36' SHOT! A cross from Kolasinac to Aubameyang inside the box who went for a bicycle kick, but it went awry. It almost went in, so, so close. Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

28' Arsenal vs Chelsea

28' SHOT! Aarom Ramsey takes a flier towards Kepa, but the Chelsea goalkeeper sees it through. Chelsea have enjoyed more possession - 80 per cent of it since - since Arsenal have scored. But Arsenal are still able to find their moments. Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

24' Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

24' CHANCE! A shoot from Jorginho goes wide, but before the ball came to him, it was set up for Kante inside the box by Alonso. Kante was not ready to take the shoot though and the chance goes wasted. Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

18' Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

18' CHANCE! A great long pass towards Pedro inside the box by Marcus Alonso from Arsenal's half. Pedro just scoops it over Arsenal's defence and it went slowly towards the goal, just a tad bit away from the mark.

17' Arsenal 1-0 Chelsea

17' CHANCE! Azpilicueta is robbed out on Chelsea left by Aubameyang who tore inside the box. He twists this way and that, and eventually pokes a shot straight at Kepa, who smothers.

14' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

14' LACAZETTE SCORES! ARSENAL 1-0  CHELSEA!

A short corner from Xhaka and Hector Bellerin crosses it to Lacazette inside the box, who dribbles and kicks it inside the goal from an acute angle. What a strike!

12' Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

12' SAVE! Excellent reflexive save from Kepa and he shows why he is one of the most expensive goalkeepers in the world. The free kick from Torreira landed directly inside the box and a great header from Koscielny. but it was pushed away by Kepa.

10' Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

10' CHANCE! Eden Hazard received the ball in front of goal inside the box by a cross from Azipilicueta. But it landed on his weak right foot and it has gone away from the goal post. What a chance that was - Chelsea's first one in the match so far.

7' Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

7' Corner to Arsenal - Granit Xhaka takes the corner kick. The ball goes to Sokratis inside the box but his header was weak.It goes away from the post. A bright start from the hosts. ARS 0-0 CHE

4' Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

4' CHANCE! What a glorious opportunity from Aubemeyang. Hector Bellerin sets up Alexandre Lacazette on the right, Perfect cross towards Aubameyang inside the box, just yards away from the goalpost. But his shot went awry!

KICKOFF!

The referee blows the whistle. and Arsenal kick off. Play begins! Arsenal push forward early on and the casual defending from David Luiz almost opens up Chelsea for an attack.

Some interesting stats to know

Here are the interesting stats:

Arsenal vs Chelsea

The players are in the dugout. This is the traditional football rivalry. Arsenal vs Chelsea. It is all about pride, and to declare who is the biggest club in London. Everytime there is a London derby, there is some drama on the cards. One can expect the same here tonight.

Arsenal's record at home

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League London derbies at home (W9 D3), winning the last five in a row. Their last such defeat was in January 2016 vs Chelsea.

Chelsea warm-up

Here are Chelsea players, doing warm-up before the start of the play. 

STATS

Only Liverpool (13) have kept more Premier League clean sheets this season than Chelsea (10), while only Fulham (2) have kept fewer than Arsenal (3).

Maurizio Sarri speaks

“I think our system is working. I hope so. This is a difficult game, I prefer to start with this solution, because with this solution we are more solid.”

BREAKING

Manchester United have beaten Brighton 2-1 which means they have risen up to the 5th position. Arsenal need to win to regain their 5th position.

Arsenal vs Chelsea - Reverse Fixture recap

What happened in the reverse fixture this season? It was a thrilling encounter between the two teams which eventually ended in the favour of the Blues who won 3-2, despite Arsenal scoring two quick goals to put pressure on the opponents. Want to watch the highlights? We got you sorted.

Arsenal vs Chelsea recent records

In the past 10 years, this has been the record of Chelsea vs Arsenal

STATS:

* Chelsea are playing Arsenal for the 197th occasion in all competitions, more than they have played against any other club.

* It is the top-flight’s most ancient all-London encounter, a fixture since 1907/08.

* Chelsea have 407-404 point lead over Arsenal.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Football Live Score: Arsenal take on Chelsea. (Source: AP)

Arsenal vs Chelsea Football Highlights: Arsenal take on Chelsea. (Source: AP)

Arsenal vs Chelsea Highlights: The need for the riches as much as the prestige of a return to Champions League football leaves Arsenal little room for error when Chelsea visit the Emirates on Saturday. A run of three defeats in their last six Premier League games has left the fifth-placed Gunners six points adrift of their London rivals in the battle for a top-four finish. However, it is Chelsea and not Arsenal who are reinforcing in the January transfer window to ensure they are not forced to cope with the consolation prize of the Europa League for a second consecutive season.