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Match Review: Chelsea sink Arsenal at Emirates

Jorginho and Tammy Abraham scored two second-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in a fiercely contested London der...

Jorginho and Tammy Abraham scored two second-half goals as Chelsea came from behind to beat Arsenal 2-1 in a fiercely contested London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea, playing in a 3-4-3 formation started poorly with Arsenal well on top of the game. Both wing-backs struggling to come into the game, and midfield pair of Kovacic and Kante out-numbered in the middle.

Thirteen minutes into the game, Arsenal won a corner kick, Mesut Ozil swings it in and found Calum Chambers who flicks it to the back post for Aubameyang to nod home Arsenal's opener after Emerson lost the Gabon International.

Twenty minutes later, Chelsea manager Frank Lampard had seen enough. He replaced Emerson with Jorginho, changing the team's shape to 4-3-3, and Chelsea took control of the match but still found it difficult to create a clear cut chance in the game.

Arsenal deservedly head into the break leading 1-0 thanks to Aubameyang’s header. Chelsea began the second half with more purpose. Three minutes into the second half, the first chance went to Chelsea as Lacazette failed to properly clear Mason Mount’s free-kick at the edge of the box and Kante volleys at goal but it goes wide.

Lampard sent in his second substitute, a debutant Tariq Lamptey to replace Fikayo Tomori at right-back and was almost rewarded with a goal when the 19-year-old put Tammy Abraham through on goal with a well-taken defence-splitting pass but Tammy's shot was unfortunately blocked.

On 71st minute, Lampard made his third and final change of the game as Callum Hudson-Odoi replaced Kovacic, and Twelve minutes later, Chelsea's equaliser came. Mason Mount whips a free-kick to the far post, Arsenal goalkeeper Leno misjudged the flight of the ball, leaving Jorginho free at the far post to tap in Chelsea's first goal of the game.

The goal gave Chelsea extra motivation to push more for the second goal as they were well on top of the game with Arsenal nowhere near. The Blues looked the most likely to score the winner and on 87th minute the winning goal arrived. Tammy Abraham spun Mustafi and put Chelsea in the lead after brilliant Willian’s cutback.

Chelsea had few opportunities on the counter to extend their lead but did brilliantly to control the tempo of the match and see it out, taking much needed three points back to Stamford Bridge.

Written by: Vince @blue_footy
Photo Credit: Football London

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