Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal: Three Things We Learnt From the Game

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Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata (L) vies with Arsenal's Spanish defender Nacho Monreal (C) and Arsenal's German defender Shkodran Mustafi (R) during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on September 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Sunday saw an incredible match between Arsenal and Chelsea, as Arsenal were able to hold the reigning Premier League Champions to a draw. Neither team scored a single goal after a valiant performance from both the keepers and the result was 0-0. The match did, however, see a lot of necessary involvement from the referees as there were a number of fouls.


Here are three things we learnt from the game.

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3. First Half Blues

Chelsea had a difficult first half in the game as they were not able to mount a proper attack, and most of the offence was controlled by Arsenal. The Gunners had plenty of chances on goal, whereas Chelsea had only one, where Petr Cech made an incredible save from a shot by Pedro.


Arsenal would be disappointed not to have gone into half time with the lead while the hosts would have welcomed the break with open arms and heaved a sigh of relief.

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2. Luiz sees Red

The match had a lot of anger and rage packed within it as the tension mounted with the match tied at 0-0. The teams came away with a point each, but that's not all they got from the match. Chelsea saw another red card after three comparatively calmer games. This time it was David Luiz who was sent off, after a horrible tackle in the 88th minute of the game.


He had been booked earlier when an overhead kick had a bad impact on an Arsenal player, but this was a direct red meaning that he will miss three matches.

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1. Tight and Costly Game

A match that saw both the teams come away with a point, had other problems as well. Neither team came away unscathed with the Luiz red card, meaning he will be missing three matches, and the injured Welbeck possibly being out for a while.


The match saw Arsenal improve from their previous performances and hold Chelsea off, but neither team were able to land the killer blow.

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