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Brief: Arsenal 3 – Chelsea 1

Another 3 points gone and our title hopes take another hit!

Chelsea went to the Emirates needing three points to close the gap on the top, being sat in forth spot before the game started and going through our worst run in many years (in fact, worse than West Ham at the moment!), a win was essential to get us back on track.

After a fairly even first half the inevitable happened and we went behind to an Alex Song goal after 44 minutes. This was the sixth time in the last eight games that Chelsea have gone one behind!

The second half began as the first ended with both teams looking for a goal. After just 6 minutes Fabrigas made it two and then a mistake by Essien let Walcott in to make it three after only 8 minutes of the second half gone.

Ivanovic pulled one back on 57 minutes but it was all in vain as the final result of 3-1 saw Chelsea stay in forth spot, six points behind Man Utd and they have a game in hand.

I think we can now realistically say the league is beyond us and only a miracle of the other teams having a similar blip will get us back in the chase.

Our form at the moment is something some of our younger supporters have never witnessed, for the rest of us, we’ve seen it all before and probably will again, but doesn’t make this any easier to swallow!

“Win or Lose – Up the Blues”

Stats from the BBC Website:

Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea
 
(HT 1-0)
 
A Song 44
Fabregas 51
Walcott 53
 
Ivanovic 57
 
Arsenal

21 Fabianski
03 Sagna
06 Koscielny
20 Djourou
22 Clichy
04 Fabregas – yellow card (Rosicky 88)
08 Nasri
14 Walcott (Diaby 73)
17 A Song
19 Wilshere
10 Van Persie – yellow card (Chamakh 76)

Substitutes

53 Szczesny, 18 Squillaci, 02 Diaby, 07 Rosicky, 23 Arshavin, 29 Chamakh, 52 Bendtner

Chelsea

01 Cech
02 Ivanovic
03 A Cole – yellow card

19 Ferreira (Bosingwa 61)
26 Terry
05 Essien
08 Lampard – yellow card

12 Mikel (Ramires 46)
15 Malouda (Kakuta 56)
11 Drogba
21 Kalou – yellow card

Substitutes

22 Turnbull, 17 Bosingwa, 38 Van Aanholt, 43 Bruma, 07 Ramires, 46 McEachran, 44 Kakuta

Ref: Clattenburg

Att: 60,112

Discussion

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  1. It looks as though there will be ANOTHER! manager arriving.

    Posted by pete | December 28, 2010, 10:04 am
  2. all i want to know is why Ray Wilkins was sacked, if it was to save money as suggested, then its clearly a false economy as we could struggle for a top 4 spot this year.
    i want to see the youngsters coem through and would willingly win nowt this year if it meant we had a significantly stronger team as a result next year.

    Up the Blues!

    nb as ever will be there tomorrow evening against Bolton

    Posted by steve cross | December 28, 2010, 4:45 pm

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