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  • Date:29 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:41,801
  • Lampard (13) Terry (44) Mata (79)
  • van Persie (35)
    Andre Santos (48)
    Walcott (54) van Persie (84) van Persie (90)
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92:40 +2.40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clarindo Andre Santos by Fernando Torres. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

91:07 +1.07

Robin van Persie gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal.Mikel Arteta provided the assist for the goal. Raul Meireles booked.

90:44 +0.44

Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Clarindo Andre Santos.

89:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Song on Florent Malouda. Booking for Alex Song. Free kick crossed right-footed by Raul Meireles from left channel, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

88:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Fernando Torres. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

88:20

Effort on goal by Juan Mata from 12 yards. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

87:11

Unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. Thomas Vermaelen is brought on as a substitute for Yao Gervinho. Free kick crossed left-footed by Florent Malouda, Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

84:22

A goal is scored by Robin van Persie from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-4 Arsenal.

82:50

Foul by Tomas Rosicky on Branislav Ivanovic, free kick awarded. Jose Bosingwa takes the direct free kick.

81:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Song on Frank Lampard. Raul Meireles takes the direct free kick.

79:58

Goal scored by Juan Mata from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 3-3 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Raul Meireles.

77:27

The official flags Fernando Torres offside. Robin van Persie goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Branislav Ivanovic is given a yellow card. Tomas Rosicky replaces Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

75:59

The ball is swung over by Alex Song, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

75:17

(Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Raul Meireles coming on for Mikel.

74:44

Johan Djourou leaves the field to be replaced by Carl Jenkinson.

73:30

Corner taken left-footed by Robin van Persie from the right by-line to the near post, Frank Lampard manages to make a clearance.

73:15

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.

71:41

Romelu Lukaku replaces Ramires.

70:48

A cross is delivered by Theo Walcott, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

69:32

Florent Malouda challenges Aaron Ramsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.

67:35

Foul by Alex Song on Ramires, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Frank Lampard, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save.

66:02

Unfair challenge on Florent Malouda by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ramires.

63:14

Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Juan Mata. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.

61:00

Alex Song concedes a free kick for a foul on Frank Lampard. (Chelsea) makes a substitution, with Florent Malouda coming on for Daniel Sturridge. John Terry takes the free kick.

60:38

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

59:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Robin van Persie. Frank Lampard crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

59:06

The ball is swung over by Jose Bosingwa.

57:27

Effort from the edge of the box by Ashley Cole goes wide of the left-hand post.

54:58

Theo Walcott scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-3 Arsenal.

54:41

Ashley Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Walcott. Robin van Persie takes the direct free kick.

52:52

The ball is delivered by Frank Lampard, Clarindo Andre Santos makes a clearance.

50:40

Short corner taken by Ramires.

49:13

Wojciech Szczesny challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Frank Lampard has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

48:03

Clarindo Andre Santos finds the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal.Assist by Alex Song.

47:13

Fernando Torres takes a shot from 20 yards. Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

47:06

Fernando Torres delivers the ball.

46:39

Ramires challenges Yao Gervinho unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clarindo Andre Santos takes the free kick.

46:10 +1.10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Yao Gervinho. John Terry takes the free kick.

45:52

Aaron Ramsey produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

45:27

Robin van Persie takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

44:19

Corner taken by Frank Lampard, John Terry fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Frank Lampard.

42:54

The ball is delivered by Theo Walcott, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic.

41:20

Ramires fouled by Yao Gervinho, the ref awards a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

40:37

Unfair challenge on Per Mertesacker by Fernando Torres results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

39:08

Mikel challenges Theo Walcott unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Robin van Persie.

38:20

The official flags Daniel Sturridge offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

37:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frank Lampard by Aaron Ramsey. John Terry restarts play with the free kick.

35:06

Robin van Persie crosses the ball, Ashley Cole makes a clearance.

34:47

Robin van Persie fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Yao Gervinho.

34:41

The ball is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

31:56

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.

29:50

Fernando Torres is ruled offside. Per Mertesacker takes the indirect free kick.

29:23

Robin van Persie concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

28:37

Shot by Daniel Sturridge from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

28:16

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yao Gervinho. John Terry takes the free kick.

27:25

Robin van Persie produces a cross, clearance by John Terry.

25:39

Shot by Ashley Cole from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.

25:27

Centre by Fernando Torres, clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

24:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Yao Gervinho. Branislav Ivanovic takes the indirect free kick.

22:23

Juan Mata produces a cross, blocked by Per Mertesacker.

18:44

Per Mertesacker has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

18:08

Mikel Arteta takes a inswinging corner to the near post, John Terry makes a clearance.

17:16

Mikel Arteta fouled by Frank Lampard, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Song takes the direct free kick.

17:11

Daniel Sturridge produces a cross, Clarindo Andre Santos makes a clearance.

15:42

Robin van Persie sends in a cross.

15:14

The ball is delivered by Daniel Sturridge, comfortable save by Wojciech Szczesny.

13:36

The ball is crossed by Juan Mata, Frank Lampard finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal.Assist by Juan Mata.

12:20

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, Close range shot by Robin van Persie clears the bar.

11:20

The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, Yao Gervinho produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:22

Foul by Mikel Arteta on Ramires, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Frank Lampard from the free kick.

10:07

The referee blows for offside against Robin van Persie. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

8:45

Jose Bosingwa sends in a cross.

7:33

Unfair challenge on Ramires by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

6:08

Daniel Sturridge fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. Frank Lampard takes the direct free kick.

4:26

The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, Wojciech Szczesny makes a comfortable save.

3:33

The ball is crossed by Ashley Cole.

3:09

Clarindo Andre Santos challenges Daniel Sturridge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Sturridge takes the free kick.

2:43

Aaron Ramsey produces a cross.

1:47

Short corner worked by Frank Lampard.

1:22

Ashley Cole crosses the ball, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.

Match Preview

London derby will gauge Arsenal progress - Wenger Arsene Wenger feels the trip to Chelsea will provide the perfect test by which to measure Arsenal's recovery. The Gunners head to Stamford Bridge on the back of seven wins from eight games, which has moved them up the Barclays Premier League table, to the top of their Champions League group and into the last eight of the Carling Cup. Wenger, though, also knows full well that hard work could be severely dented with a poor away performance tomorrow lunchtime. "First of all a win would of course install us among the top teams in the league, but what is very important is that it would strengthen the belief inside the team and would continue our progress," said the Arsenal manager. "I feel we are getting stronger and Chelsea is a big test - a test of strength, of resolve, of commitment, and that is what we expect tomorrow." Centre-back Thomas Vermaelen is expected to be available for the clash. The Belgian defender limped out of the midweek Carling Cup win over Bolton on what was his return from an ankle injury, but that proved to be nothing more than cramp in his calf. Full-back Carl Jenkinson (knee) faces a late fitness test, but Kieran Gibbs (stomach) remains out, along with midfielders Abou Diaby and Jack Wilshere and full-back Bacary Sagna (all ankle). John Terry looks set to lead out Chelsea after Andre Villas-Boas insisted he had no concerns about his captain's state of mind. Blues boss Villas-Boas reiterated his full backing for Terry amid the Football Association and police probes into whether the England skipper racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand during Sunday's Barclays Premier League game at Loftus Road. Terry, who has categorically denied the allegations made against him, will make his first public appearance since the race row erupted and Villas-Boas was adamant the 30-year-old was ready to do so. "I see no reason why not," Villas-Boas said, insisting he had no fears about Terry playing. "Not in the sense of his state of mind - never." Villas-Boas also denied the saga had been a distraction for his team as they look to close the six-point gap to Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. "I don't think, for us, it's been a distraction," said Villas-Boas, whose side beat Everton in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night without Terry after losing to QPR on Sunday. "We haven't lost too much focus on the situation because there is nothing to lose focus on." Ramires is fit to return following a knee injury, Fernando Torres is set to start a domestic match for the first time in more than a month following his three-game ban, Didier Drogba is still suspended, as is Ross Turnbull, while Hilario has flu.

Formation:4411Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Chelsea

Formation: 433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Petr Cech
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Ashley Cole
  • Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Frank Lampard
  • Juan Mata
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Fernando Torres
  • SUBS
  • Jamal Blackman
  • David Luiz
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Florent Malouda
  • Raul Meireles
  • Romelu Lukaku
  • Ryan Bertrand

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Match Report

Van Persie adds to Terry's woes John Terry and Chelsea's nightmare week was complete as his slip and a Robin van Persie hat-trick handed Arsenal an amazing 5-3 victory in an absolute classic at Stamford Bridge. Terry looked set to enjoy some respite from the Football Association and police probes into allegations he racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand when he gave the Blues a 2-1 half-time lead. But the Gunners staged a sensational second-half comeback to turn the game on its head and, though Juan Mata equalised at 3-3, Terry's mistake allowed Van Persie to make it 4-3 before the Dutchman completed his treble in stoppage time. It handed the visitors their first Barclays Premier League away win since April and left Chelsea six points behind leaders Manchester City having played a game more. That piled on the misery for the Blues, who have been under siege in the past week, which saw them hit by a humiliating defeat at QPR, three more red cards, the Terry racism storm, two - potentially three - Football Association fines and a supporter revolt over their stadium plans. Fan reaction to Terry - who categorically denies racially abusing Ferdinand - was predictable on what his first public appearance since the allegations emerged. There were cheers from the Chelsea faithful - whose posters included messages like 'JT is not racist' and 'Captain, Leader, Legend' - and jeers and abuse from the Arsenal contingent, who ridiculed him over his current travails. But both sets of supporters were soon transfixed by a feast of attacking football. After Ashley Cole twice got in behind the visitors' defence, Chelsea really should have scored when three of their players beat the Gunners' offside trap but Daniel Sturridge somehow sent his cross straight at Wojciech Szczesny. The home side also looked vulnerable and Gervinho somehow scuffed a tap-in wide after Theo Walcott surged past Cole. The Arsenal winger also picked out captain Van Persie, who volleyed over. It was the Arsenal defence which buckled first after 14 minutes, the outstanding Mata teasing Van Persie and swinging in a right-wing cross which the unmarked Frank Lampard stooped to head home. Van Persie was robbed after again getting in behind before the goalmouth action finally relented until the 29th minute, when Lampard's flighted ball put Sturridge clean through but the forward got his left-footed finish all wrong. And Arsenal made him pay seven minutes later when they equalised with the kind of goal they are all too often accused of trying to score. Ramsey picked out Gervinho's brilliant run and the Ivory Coast striker drew Petr Cech and squared for Van Persie to slot into an empty net. Sturridge thought he had put Chelsea back in front four minutes before the break but he was rightly ruled offside poking home Ramires' cross. But they were gifted the lead on the stroke of half-time through Terry, of all people, who got in front of Per Mertesacker to cushion Lampard's corner in off the post right in front of the Arsenal fans. Every one of Terry's outfield team-mates joined in the celebrations with their skipper, who appeared to swear at the away support in response to their goading. Incredibly, the tables turned within 10 minutes of the restart as Arsenal scored twice to take the lead and Szczesny avoided what looked a certain red card. Van Persie and Ramsey both missed chances to level inside a minute but Andre Santos did three minutes later when his superb first touch onto Gervinho's ball gave him time to send a strike through Cech's legs and into the net. Chelsea immediately went on the attack and Szczesny appeared lucky not to be sent off when he came rushing out of goal and tripped Cole on the edge of the box. Referee Andre Marriner showed only a yellow card and Szczesny rubbed salt into the wound by tipping Lampard's resulting free-kick wide before Arsenal scored again, Walcott bundling his way through the home defence and lashing the ball past Cech at the near post. Both sides made a raft of changes as the end-to-end action continued, with Ramsey missing another good chance for the visitors who were looking the more dangerous. Terry was forced to act as peacemaker after a clash between Van Persie and Branislav Ivanovic, both of whom were booked. And there was a grandstand finish thanks to a wonderful strike from Mata, who let fly from 25 yards to beat the despairing Szczesny. But like the first half, the second ended up being decided by Terry, who slipped chasing substitute Florent Malouda's backpass, leaving Van Persie to race clear, round Cech and make it 4-3. Mata twice saw efforts blocked as Chelsea tried to level before Van Persie hit them on the break again by blasting left-footed past Cech. end

Form Guide

    WLWWWL
  • Chelsea
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WLWLWW

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 1
  • Chelsea
  • 27/12/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 03/10/2010
  • Chelsea
  • 2 - 0
  • Arsenal
  • 07/02/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 3
  • Chelsea
  • 29/11/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 4
  • Chelsea
  • 10/05/2009
  • Chelsea
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 30/11/2008

Top Scorers

Chelsea

  • D Sturridge 4
  • F Lampard 3
  • DN Ramires 3
  • J Terry 2
  • FJ Torres 2
  • N Anelka 1
  • D Drogba 1
  • F Malouda 1
  • JS Bosingwa 1
  • JM Mata 1

Arsenal

  • R van Persie 7
  • YK Gervinho 2
  • A Arshavin 1
  • M Arteta 1
  • M Chamakh 1
  • A Song 1
  • T Walcott 1
  • A Ramsey 1

Goals

Chelsea

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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