Arsenal Scores Late to Draw With London Rival Chelsea
The headline which will dominate the events of Tuesdays fixture was Hector Bellerin equaliser within the last few minutes of normal time.
Top-four chasing Chelsea , aiming to put a stop-start run of performances behind them had an extremely positive start . England international Tammy Abraham pounced on a misplaced pass by Arsenal defender Mustafi and was recklessly tackled by Luiz in the penalty box.
Jorginho stood up to take the penalty and he swiftly put the ball in the back of the net to the give the blues the lead.
Chelsea seemed pretty much in control of the first half, in contrast to the reverse fixture at the Emirates in December 2019. The likes of winger Callum Hudson-Odoi really shone during the first half and thrived from playing on the right hand side. However, the consistent dilemma for Chelsea this season has been their lack of potency in front of goal. As chance after chance came for blues , really putting the north Londoners on the back foot, they were soon to pay for their missed chances.
The second half slipped away from the blues as on the 63rd minute when Gabriel Martinelli set of a run from his own half and breezed past the French international as Kante who Slipped , leaving Martinelli through on goal to fire it pass Kepa Arrizabalaga.
So how would Chelsea respond ?
Captain , Cesar Azpilicueta stabbed home a cross by Hudson-Odoi to give the blues the lead in the 84th minute.
An Eruption in south-west London as Chelsea were in touching distance of a needed victory.
However, the gunners refused to bow down as full back Bellerin making his return back to the first team scored a goal beating Kepa on his right side , to make it level at the bridge in the 88th minute.
What does this result mean for both Chelsea &Arsenal
Chelsea now find their selves still in control of their own destiny , however fortunes can change as fifth place Manchester United are aiming to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool as they host Burnley at Old Trafford. A win for the Red Devil’s puts them three points behind Chelsea.
Arsenal are 10 points behind Chelsea and still occupy the 10th position in the league table.
Up next for Chelsea & Arsenal
Next for Chelsea is a fourth round F.A cup tie with championship side Hull City at KCOM Stadium.
Arsenal travel down to the south coast as they visit the Vitality Stadium in the fourth round of the F.A Cup to take on a struggling Bournemouth side.
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