Register Login Scores

English Premier League

Arsenal Down Chelsea To Boost Top Four Hopes

English Premier League
Result: Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea
Date: 19 January 2019
Venue: Emirates Stadium
Arsenal kept their top four hopes alive in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over London rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday night,
Mesut Ozil returned to the squad but was only named on the bench, while Maurizio Sarri deployed Eden Hazard in the false nine role once again.
The Gunners came out firing in the first half and they were rewarded in the 13th minute with Alexandre Lacazette firing home from a tight angle.
The Blues pushed for a way back into the encounter, but they were often thwarted by the Gunners defence, who welcomed back Laurent Koscielny.
Koscielny then had a say at the other end when he converted a cross from Sokratis Papastathopoulos to double the Gunners' lead on 39 minutes.
Chelsea went close to pulling a goal back minutes later when Marcos Alonso rattled the upright with a towering header.
After a quiet start to the second half, Sarri withdrew Mateo Kovacic and Willian for Ross Barkley and former Arsenal star Olivier Giroud.
The Gunners were forced into a change with 20 minutes remaining as defender Hector Bellerin went down clutching his knee before he was stretchered off and replaced by Mohammed Elneny.
Despite the injury set-back, Unai Emery's troops continued to threaten as they went in search of a third goal while the Blues seemingly ran out steam.
In the end, the hosts were able to see out the closing stages with relative ease to claim a clean sheet and three points, which sees them move three points behind Chelsea in fifth.



Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani Run Riot In PSG's 9-0 Win


Top 5

Inside Chiefs - How Amakhosi Make Dreams Come True...

3 Feb 21, 2020 01:03 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

13 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

165 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

49 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

10 Players Missing For Nedbank Last 16

6 Feb 21, 2020 09:01 AM in Nedbank Cup

Philosophical Rhulani Stuns As He Poses Alongside R6 Million Ride

11 Feb 21, 2020 02:12 PM in Show Me The Money

10 Images Of Teko’s Stunning New R3 Million Bentley

4 Feb 21, 2020 03:50 PM in Show Me The Money

What FIFA Says About The Yellow Card Saga…

165 Feb 21, 2020 02:36 PM in PSL

Things You Did Not Know About Nurkovic

13 Feb 19, 2020 01:48 PM in Footballers & Chill

Messi Makes Big Barca Decision

9 Feb 21, 2020 08:28 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

A Plea To Pirates About Jele…

9 Feb 21, 2020 07:50 AM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Khanye Confident Of A Return To Top-Flight

12 Feb 21, 2020 12:14 PM in PSL

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Closer To Top 5 In Africa

23 Feb 21, 2020 10:39 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns