Arsenal defeats Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out

Match Update

Chelsea vs Arsenal

Team News.

The game between the EPL Champions started up with a lot of strength and light with both sides playing as new borns following individual signings and exhibition of new talents. We could as well say it’s a game looked forward too regardless the match wasn’t an heavy one.

With 6 minutes into the first half Chelsea’s already got the lead with Antonio Rudiger finding the ba of the net through a nodding and 6 minutes further Morata had the chance to double Chelsea’s lead over the Gunner’s but missed out just has he lost a penalty shoot. The first half of the game belonged to the Blues has they showed dominance courtesy of the 17 year old Callum Hudson-Odoi’s performance.

On the return of the players to the second half of the game there was a turn around as Arsenal began playing a dominating game and later equalized at the later moments of the game, with just moments left for the final wizzle Alexandre Lacazette pushed the game into a penalty shoot out. Scoring a goal at the 90+3 minute of the game.

Maurizio Sarri’s way of play has shown to be in favour of the Blues as the Chelsea’s boss tactical play was well welcomed against Arsenal and derived loads of smiles 5 minutes into the game.

Team Line-ups & Ratings.

Arsenal: Cech (8), Bellerin (8), Mustafi (6), Sokratis (6), Kolasinac (6), Elneny (6), Smith Rowe (6), Guendouzi (7), Mkhitaryan (6), Aubameyang (6), Ozil (8)

Subs: Lacazette (7), Iwobi (6), Nelson (7), Maitland-Niles (6), Chambers (7),

Chelsea: Cabellero (6), Azpilicueta (7), Luiz (6), Rudiger (7), Alonso (6), Fabregas (7), Jorginho (7), Barkley (5), Pedro (6), Morata (5), Hudson-Odoi (9)

Subs: Drinkwater (6), Emerson (6), Bulka (8), Abraham (6), Loftus-Cheek (6), Bakayoko (6), Moses (6), Christensen (7), Zappacosta (7), Ampadu (7), Piazon (6)

Man of the match: Callum Hudson-Odoi

One thought on “Arsenal defeats Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out

Leave a Reply