Chelsea’s poor form against the traditional big six continues in this season. After this defeat at Emirates Stadium against Arsenal by 3-1, Chelsea now played 4 matches and yet to win a single match and lost twice.
Chelsea was completely outplayed by a depleted Arsenal side who was struggling to score and haven’t had a Premier League victory in last seven matches.
Alexandre Lacazette, Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka were the scorers for Arsenal and Tammy Abraham scored the only goal for Chelsea, but Jorginho missed the penalty on the 91st minute which could give a boost for a great come back for Chelsea with still 4 minutes to play.
With this defeat, Chelsea are now 7th with 25 points in 15 matches. It was their 3rd defeat in 4 matches. Arsenal are 14th with 17 points in 15 games.
PLAYER RATINGS ARSENAL 3-1 CHELSEA:
Bernd Leno(GK) – (7/10): Saved the penalty brilliantly and kept his team away from a nervous finish. He was pretty good between the sticks.
Hector Bellerin:(RB) – (6.5/10): Went forward really well but lacked the final ball. Defensively he was good enough.
Rob Holding(CB) – (6.5/10): He was pretty solid in defence cleared balls quite well and kept Timo Werner quiet.
Paolo Mari(CB) – (6/10): Did well after getting a yellow card early in the game but conceded a cheap penalty which could be dangerous.
Kieran Tierney(LB) – (7/10): Yet again he was very good going forward, earned the penalty and did very good against Christian Pulisic in the first half.
Mohamed Elneny(CM) – (6/10): Played a pretty solid game in the middle of the park. Overall a good day in the office.
Granit Xhaka(CM) – (7/10): Scored the excellent goal from free-kick in a crucial moment of the game. Looked a bit shaky, when Pulisic ran at him with the ball.
Bukayo Saka(RW) – (8/10): Earned the free-kick for the second goal and scored a lucky third goal. Worked very hard for his team as well.
Emile Smith Rowe(CAM) – (6.5/10): Did well in this big game. Arsenal lacked creativity and he provided some in this match and assist for the third goal.
Gabriel Martinelli(LW) – (7/10): Started back to back matches and did excellent in both the games he should be a great player if he can stay fit.
Alexander Lacazette(CF) – (7/10): Scored the penalty and also did well in pressing, he should start consistently.
Joe Willock(CAM) – (6/10): Did some good tracking back and tackling opponents.
Nicolas Pepe(RW) – (6/10): Didn’t do much significant but didn’t make any mistakes either.
Shkodran Mustafi(CB) – (N/A): Didn’t have much time to do anything.
Edouard Mendy(GK) – (5.5/10): Should not concede the third goal didn’t Judge the flight of the ball. But made few very good saves later in the game.
Reece James(RB) – (5/10): Conceded the penalty and also looked poor in defending various occasions.
Kurt Zouma(CB) – (6/10): Defended well but could not do anything on the three goals. He did his job pretty well.
Thiago Silva(CB) – (6/10): Missed a great opportunity to score later in the game and tried to hold the defence but didn’t work out well.
Ben Chilwell(LB) – (5/10): Poor display from him, Saka and Bellerin put him in uncomfortable situations on numerous occasions.
N’Golo Kante(CM) – (5/10): A rear poor display from him, completely dominated by Arsenal midfield and he was substituted in the second half.
Mateo Kovacic(CM) – (5/10): Subbed off at the half time. He could not control the midfield and lost the battle to Arsenal.
Mason Mount(CM) – (6/10): Worked hard and almost scored from a great free-kick in the first half.
Christian Pulisic(RW) – (6.5/10): Looked lively and tried to do things of his won but couldn’t do much and Arsenal watched him pretty well.
Tammy Abraham(CF) – (6/10): Scored the goal of his chest but did not link up the play and missed a few half chances.
Timo Werner(LW) – (4/10): Very poor performance from him. Frank Lampard had to take him off at the half time.
Jorginho(CDM) – (4/10): Didn’t have an impact on the game and missed the penalty as well.
Callum Hudson-Odoi(RW) – (6.5/10): Crossed the ball brilliantly for the Chelsea goal and immediately changed the game in the second half.
Kai Havertz(RW) – (5/10): Completely anonymous, in last 16 minutes he was given the chance but did next to nothing. Oliver Giroud should have come on instead of him.
MAN OF THE MATCH:
Bukayo Saka is our man of the match as he scored the third goal and worked tirelessly for his team. He could be a great player for Arsenal.