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  • Date:29 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,101
  • Gervinho (41)
  • Torres (19) Mata (52)
Goal!

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93:35 +3.35

Short corner taken by Eden Hazard.

91:55 +1.55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Santi Cazorla. Nascimento Ramires is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Vito Mannone.

91:18 +1.18

Foul by Thomas Vermaelen on Fernando Torres, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nascimento Ramires.

90:41 +0.41

Olivier Giroud produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

88:33

Effort on goal by Santi Cazorla from just inside the area clears the bar.

87:41

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Victor Moses. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

84:57

Victor Moses produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

83:45

The official flags Fernando Torres offside. Ryan Bertrand replaces Juan Mata. Free kick taken by Thomas Vermaelen.

83:41

Olivier Giroud is ruled offside. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.

82:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nascimento Ramires on Mikel Arteta. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Santi Cazorla from left wing.

80:28

Gary Cahill is brought on as a substitute for David Luiz.

78:54

Juan Mata fouled by Kieran Gibbs, the ref awards a free kick. Juan Mata produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

77:32

Effort on goal by Kieran Gibbs from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

75:55

Victor Moses has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the target.

75:21

Short corner worked by Eden Hazard.

74:50

Corner taken right-footed by Eden Hazard from the left by-line, clearance by Olivier Giroud.

73:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla, John Terry manages to make a clearance.

72:43

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Victor Moses coming on for Emboaba Oscar.

72:26

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

71:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

66:26

Santi Cazorla takes the inswinging corner, John Terry manages to make a clearance.

65:54

Theo Walcott replaces Aaron Ramsey. Olivier Giroud joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lukas Podolski.

65:45

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs, clearance by David Luiz.

64:12

Emboaba Oscar takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

62:20

The referee blows for offside against Yao Gervinho. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.

61:30

Carl Jenkinson fouled by Ashley Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla, clearance made by Branislav Ivanovic.

59:38

Laurent Koscielny concedes a free kick for a foul on Emboaba Oscar. Eden Hazard crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Carl Jenkinson manages to make a clearance.

59:13

Carl Jenkinson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

58:46

The ball is swung over by Kieran Gibbs, Lukas Podolski takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

57:23

Kieran Gibbs fouled by Juan Mata, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

56:27

Lukas Podolski is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.

54:47

Foul by Nascimento Ramires on Santi Cazorla, free kick awarded. Kieran Gibbs restarts play with the free kick.

52:06

Foul by Thomas Vermaelen on Fernando Torres, free kick awarded. Thomas Vermaelen receives a caution. Juan Mata hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Fernando Torres.

50:57

Unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Branislav Ivanovic results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.

49:45

Shot by Santi Cazorla from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

48:13

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

47:57 +2.57

Fernando Torres produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

47:22

David Luiz booked for unsporting behaviour.

46:45

Corner taken by Juan Mata from the right by-line, clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

45:38 +0.38

Emboaba Oscar has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

45:02 +0.02

Aaron Ramsey challenges Emboaba Oscar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

43:51

John Terry fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.

43:16

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Santi Cazorla, Mikel makes a clearance.

41:59

Yao Gervinho finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

41:34

The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

39:25

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Nascimento Ramires gets a block in.

38:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Emboaba Oscar. Caution for Emboaba Oscar. Free kick taken by Kieran Gibbs.

37:08

Effort from just outside the area by Mikel goes over the target.

35:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Emboaba Oscar on Mikel Arteta. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Vermaelen.

34:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar by Aaron Ramsey. The referee shows Aaron Ramsey a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by David Luiz.

33:29

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, clearance by John Terry.

33:20

Emboaba Oscar concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Gibbs. Santi Cazorla takes the direct free kick.

31:03

Shot from long range by Thomas Vermaelen goes over the bar.

28:27

The referee blows for offside against Fernando Torres. Vito Mannone takes the indirect free kick.

26:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Luiz on Yao Gervinho. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mikel Arteta from right channel, David Luiz makes a clearance.

23:53

Outswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line.

22:57

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line, clearance by Emboaba Oscar.

22:10

Carl Jenkinson crosses the ball, clearance by John Terry.

20:44

Corner taken by Eden Hazard from the left by-line played to the near post, Carl Jenkinson makes a clearance.

18:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Thomas Vermaelen. Centre by Juan Mata, Fernando Torres finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea.Assist by Juan Mata.

16:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Ashley Cole. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Vassiriki Diaby. Free kick taken by Santi Cazorla.

16:24

Fernando Torres crosses the ball, clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

14:51

Laurent Koscielny concedes a free kick for a foul on Eden Hazard. Mikel takes the direct free kick.

13:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Jenkinson by Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

13:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Eden Hazard. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.

13:02

Kieran Gibbs crosses the ball, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

11:24

Vassiriki Diaby takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.

9:41

Santi Cazorla produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

7:13

Juan Mata sends in a cross.

6:33

Foul by Aaron Ramsey on Eden Hazard, free kick awarded. Eden Hazard restarts play with the free kick.

4:33

Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Ramsey misses to the right of the goal.

4:17

Carl Jenkinson delivers the ball, John Terry manages to make a clearance.

1:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eden Hazard by Mikel Arteta. David Luiz has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Vito Mannone.

0:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Emboaba Oscar by Kieran Gibbs. Free kick taken by Emboaba Oscar.

Match Preview

Blues go marching on Chelsea captain John Terry came through a hostile reception at Arsenal as the Blues consolidated their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League with a 2-1 win. Fernando Torres fired Chelsea ahead following some poor marking by Laurent Koscielny and Juan Mata's free-kick squirmed in to secure three points for the European champions after Gervinho had equalised on the stroke of half-time. Former England skipper Terry was earlier this week found guilty of using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand by a Football Association hearing, but is awaiting the full written judgment of the independent panel, before deciding whether to appeal a verdict which saw him banned for four matches and fined #220,000. The 31-year-old has always protested his innocence and was found not guilty of a racially aggravated public order offence in a criminal trial during July. Predictable chants of "you know what you are" from the Arsenal crowd greeted Terry's first touch, as did jeers for former Gunner Ashley Cole. However, the Emirates Stadium faithful had little to sing about as the match wore on. While Chelsea came through their first real test of the new campaign, the Gunners again saw question marks raised over their defensive resilience. Arsenal had made a lively start, with Ivory Coast forward Gervinho again deployed down the centre as contract rebel Theo Walcott watched on from the bench. On 11 minutes, Abou Diaby created space for himself some 20 yards out and shot fiercely at Petr Cech. However, the French midfielder's injury jinx appeared to strike again as he was soon replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Chelsea took the lead on 20 minutes with a brilliant finish from Torres. A free-kick from Mata on the right was floated through the Arsenal penalty area towards the far post. Laurent Koscielny was wrestling with Torres, but the Spaniard was still able to hook the ball back into the net. Before Arsenal could regroup, they were almost 2-0 down. Torres robbed Koscielny out on the left and darted into the penalty area. However, as the keeper came out and he shaped to shoot, the Spaniard tumbled, claiming his heel had been clipped by Koscielny. Referee Martin Atkinson, however, was having none of it. Slowly Arsenal found their rhythm again. Gervinho was picked out at the far post and headed back across goal instead of at it. The Gunners' frustrations were starting to show as Aaron Ramsey was booked for a late tackle on Oscar in the 35th minute. The Brazilian then also went into the notebook after another poor challenge on Mikel Arteta, who played a key role in the Gunners' equaliser after 42 minutes. Patient build up from right-back Carl Jenkinson fed the ball back to Arteta, and he slipped Oxlade-Chamberlain down the flank. His low centre across the six-yard box was collected by Gervinho, who had sidestepped Terry, with his back to goal - and he turned to blast a shot into the roof of the net. Arsenal started the second half brightly, with Santi Cazorla snatching at an angled drive which flew wide. However, the Gunners were undone again in the 53rd minute. Once more Mata's curling delivery caused panic in the Arsenal penalty area - and a backtracking Koscielny helped the ball on with the slightest of touches into the corner past Vito Mannone's dive. Arsenal had to regroup again, and were almost level when Cech brilliantly palmed away a looping header from Lukas Podolski. Wenger had seen enough and made a double change after 66 minutes, bringing on Walcott for Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, who scored his first Arsenal goal in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Coventry, for Podolski. Cech was on hand to palm away a deflected effort from Giroud as Arsenal looked for the equaliser. Gibbs tripped Mata on the edge of the penalty area to give Chelsea another dangerous piece. This time, though, his shot went straight into the wall. As the match entered the final 10 minutes, Arsenal continued to press for an equaliser, but were frustrated by a combination of poor passing and determined defence. Giroud had a golden chance to snatch an equaliser in stoppage time, but was forced wide by Cech and could only smash his shot into the side netting. Terry made a point of heading over to the travelling support at the final whistle, handing his boots to a couple of young fans.

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4231Manager: Roberto Di Matteo

Chelsea

  • Vito Mannone
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Vassiriki Diaby
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Yao Gervinho
  • SUBS
  • Damian Martinez
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Clarindo Andre Santos
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Theo Walcott
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Johan Djourou

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Form Guide

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  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • Chelsea
  • WWWDW

Last Meetings

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  • Chelsea
  • 21/04/2012
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  • 3 - 5
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  • 3 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 27/12/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 03/10/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Arsenal
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  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 3
  • Chelsea
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Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • L Podolski 2
  • YK Gervinho 2
  • SG Cazorla 1
  • T Walcott 1
  • L Koscielny 1

Chelsea

  • FJ Torres 2
  • B Ivanovic 2
  • A Cole 1
  • G Cahill 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Chelsea

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 9
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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