Arsenal put their prime 4 cost again on monitor with a superb 4-2 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge within the Premier League.
After a busy opening 45 minutes, the perimeters went in degree in a pulsating sport for the impartial however that had followers of each golf equipment hiding behind the couch. Eddie Nketiah opened the scoring after being gifted the ball from Andreas Christensen within the opening minutes, however the lead lasted simply moments as Timo Werner noticed his shot deflected previous Aaron Ramsdale.
In a sport that was extra end-to-end than many anticipated, Arsenal retook the lead courtesy of a cute end from Emile Smith Rowe, however as soon as once more the hosts pegged them again with an equally impudent effort from Azpilicueta.
The second half started with far much less frenzy, but it surely was within the chaotic method of the sport that Arsenal took the lead for a 3rd time, with Nketiah bundling by means of a number of challenges to poke previous Mendy for his second of the sport.
EDDIE NKETIAH MAKES IT 3-2 TO ARSENAL! ⚡
Arsenal in entrance for a 3rd time! pic.twitter.com/vQh2IAGDhJ
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 20, 2022
And, with Chelsea pushing for an equaliser, Bukayo Saka was fouled inside the realm by Azpilicueta, earlier than the Arsenal star brushed himself off to place the consequence past all doubt in added time.
Edouard Mendy – 5
Could not do a lot about any of the targets, however provided some questionable footwork when put below strain.
Reece James – 5
Couldn’t have an effect on the sport in the way in which that he so typically does. Will have higher nights.
Andreas Christensen – 4
Made a horrible error for the opening aim of the sport, and appeared nicely off the tempo. Was withdrawn at half-time.
Malang Sarr – 4
Struggled alongside Christensen within the Chelsea backline. Shows simply how a lot the Blues will miss Rudiger ought to he not keep past this summer time.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 5
Popped up within the six-yard field to poke residence his aspect’s second aim, however was responsible of being sloppy on the again and conceded a late penalty.
Marcos Alonso – 5
Is not the primary to have struggled in opposition to Bukayo Saka this season, and couldn’t affect the sport within the remaining third as he would have preferred. Was withdrawn late on.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 6
A passenger for a lot of the primary half, the midfielder couldn’t put his mark on the sport because it flew from finish to finish.
N’Golo Kante – 6
His typical busy self, however to no avail. Felt like each Kovacic and Jorginho had been missed.
Mason Mount – 6
Making his a centesimal Premier League look for the Blues, Mount appeared harmful for a lot of the sport and offered the help for his aspect’s second aim.
Romelu Lukaku – 4
Booed off as he was taken off after an hour, in a goal-fest it was yet one more clean for Chelsea’s document signing.
Timo Werner – 7
Levelled the scoring simply moments after the Nketiah opener and appeared harmful up in opposition to Rob Holding. Faded as the sport went on however at all times a risk.
Thiago Silva – 5
Was unable to stop Nketiah grabbing a second however introduced some a lot wanted calm to the event.
Kai Havertz – 5
Was unable to seize the a lot wanted equaliser.
Hakim Ziyech – N/A
Came on late on within the piece and hardly touched the ball.
Aaron Ramsdale – 5
Flapped at an early nook and can really feel he might have finished higher for Werner’s aim. Was fast off his line to mop up hazard within the second half.
Ben White – 5
Looked misplaced at occasions taking part in at proper again and was caught on the ball for Arsenal’s second. Has had higher nights.
Gabriel – 7
Headed a nook off the road within the opening minutes and was hardly ever caught out. The standout within the Gunners backline.
Rob Holding – 5
Looked rusty within the opening minutes however battled by means of the sport on his first league begin since January. As typical, excelled within the later backs to the wall effort.
Holding has gained 4/5 duels up to now. That’s what he’s within the crew for. Sometimes it’s a must to settle for the sacrifices that include that.
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) April 20, 2022
Nuno Tavares – 5
Once once more appeared nicely out of his depth within the first half, however settled because the second half went on. Still a weak level in Mikel Arteta’s defence.
Granit Xhaka – 8
A nutmeg on the sting of his personal penalty space to arrange the second aim displayed the arrogance the Swiss worldwide is taking part in with proper now. Was wonderful in midfield.
Mohamed Elneny- 7
Came in for less than his second league begin of the season and was his typical strong self.
Bukayo Saka – 7
Had the beating of Marcos Alonso time and time once more all through the sport, and banished his Euro 2020 penalty demons with an emphatic spot kick.
Emile Smith Rowe – 7
Provided a cute end for the second aim halfway by means of the primary half of this chaotic match. Flashes of brilliance from the teen however couldn’t translate it into additional contributions.
Martin Odegaard – 8
Ran the present for the Gunners within the first half, and was a relaxed head in a chaotic sport. Continues to show a discount signing for the membership.
Eddie Nketiah – 9
Was handed the opening aim on a plate however made certain to not waste it to start the upset. His second was equally fortuitous, however simply what he wanted as he ended the Gunners’ drought in entrance of aim.
Gabriel Martinelli – 6
Was filled with working however got here on with the Gunners deciding to close up store, and in consequence acquired little service.
Cedric – 4
Came on to assist see out the sport and did that, however squandered two wonderful probabilities to ease the nerves and put the sport to mattress.
Lacazette – N/A
Came on in added time.
What the specialists stated
2 – Eddie Nketiah is the primary Arsenal participant to attain a brace in opposition to Chelsea within the Premier League since October 2011, when Robin van Persie netted a hat-trick. Repaid. pic.twitter.com/FSQD69UQmV
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 20, 2022
Eddie Nketiah’s sport by numbers vs Chelsea (70 minutes):
100% tackles gained
7 duels gained
3/4 aerial duels gained
2 ball recoveries
Arsenal’s match-winner? 📞 pic.twitter.com/kGPQTJvNUp
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) April 20, 2022
I believe this primary hour or so has offered an actual reminder of Emile Smith Rowe’s high quality and potential.
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) April 20, 2022
What the followers stated
We’ve performed a lot better than I assumed we’d. We need to go in degree on the very least. Can’t assist however suppose that the sport is there to be gained.
— FK ☕️ (@fkhanage) April 20, 2022
Nketiah has as many open play targets in the present day as Laca has all season
— Renato (@rehnato) April 20, 2022
Tavares gained’t get both help clearly, but it surely was his go to Nketiah for each of his targets.
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) April 20, 2022
Beyond poor from all of them.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) April 20, 2022
Sarr has not been good tonight. #CFC
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) April 20, 2022
What you will have missed
Is a storm brewing?
Christensen not sat amongst the bench or Chelsea employees after being subbed off.
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) April 20, 2022
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