Arsenal Hustle Two Late Goals To Draw 2-2 With Reckless Chelsea At Stamford Bridge

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    An eventful 90 minutes of action at Stamford Bridge ended with Chelsea sharing the spoils with Arsenal in the heated London Derby.

    Chelsea recorded the first big chance of the encounter in the 2nd minute, with Zinchenko failing to clear the ball in a dangerous area.

    The ball found Conor Gallagher but both of his efforts were closed down by players of Arsenal, before Enzo Fernandez pounced onto a loose ball, curling his attempt over the bar.

    In the 8th minute, Cole Palmer caught Gabriel Jesus on the ankle with his boot in an outstretched position.

    4 minutes later, Oleksandr Zinchenko was booked for a foul on Mykhailo Mudryk, as he brought down his countryman with a reckless challenge.

    Chelsea went ahead a few minutes later, following an arm ball from William Saliba, but referee Chris Kavanagh didn’t initially call for a penalty.

    Cole Palmer took Chelsea in front in the 15th via a penalty

    However, after checking the monitor following the prompt by the VAR officials, the referee had to change his decision and he awarded a penalty to Chelsea.

    Cole Palmer scored the opener in the encounter

    In the 15th minute, summer signing Cole Palmer stepped up and scored in style, placing the ball in the bottom left corner with goalkeeper David Raya diving to the right.

    Mauricio Pochettino’s side were largely in control of the first 45, dominating play for major parts of the first half.

    The Blues also saw a big chance in the 29th minute, with Palmer also being involved in the attacking play.

    Cole Palmer pounced onto a loose ball from a through ball delivered by Conor Gallagher and his resultant shot went wide of the right post.

    Thiago Silva was handed a yellow card in the 44th minute for a foul on Brazil international Gabriel Jesus.

    Mikel Arteta’s side went into the break trailing and wondering what could be the cause of their watery performance in the first 45.

    The Gunners made one substitution in the restart of the second 45 introducing Takehiro Tomiyasu for Oleksandr Zinchenko.

    In the 48th minute, Chelsea doubled their advantage with Mykhailo Mudryk with a comical goal as his cross intended for Raheem Sterling at the back post found its way into the back of the net.

    Arsenal became more adventurous and confident in the second half, seeing massive chances to halve the deficit.

    In the 66th minute, Mauricio Pochettino substituted Mykhailo Mudryk for Nicolas Jackson, as he sought for more goals.

    Mikel Arteta also introduced Eddie Nketiah for Gabriel Jesus in the 68th minute, while Emile Smith Rowe came on for Jorginho.

    4 minutes later, Marc Cucurella was given a yellow card for a brash tackle on a charging Bukayo Saka.

    Declan Rice halved the deficit for Arsenal against Chelsea

    Arsenal continued to search for their way to redemption, and they got a goal back in the 77th minute from Declan Rice.

    Rice took advantage of an error from Robert Sanchez, converting beautifully with a first-time effort.

    Arteta also brought on Kai Havertz for Martin Odegaard and Leandro Trossard for Gabriel Martinelli a minute later, intending to change the course of the game.

    7 minutes before the end of regulation time, captain Reece James was sent on by Mauricio Pochettino to replace Cole Palmer, Noni Madueke also came on for Raheem Sterling.

    Chelsea and Arsenal in the London Derby
    Leandro Trossard late goal helps Arsenal stay unbeaten in the Premier League

    Following the changes made by the Blues, Leandro Trossard scored a brilliant goal that pierced the hearts of Chelsea supporters across the globe.

    Trossard brought Arsenal back into the game, following a nicely delivered cross into the back post by Bukayo Saka. The Belgian afterward poked the ball past Robert Sánchez in goal for Chelsea.

    In the 89th minute, Eddie Nketiah was shown a yellow card for a foul on Moises Caicedo, while Ben Chilwell got his name into the referee’s book for a foul on Noni Madueke.

    It finished level pegging at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea feeling gutted over letting their guard loose in the dying embers of the game.

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