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Chelsea murdered a sloppy and aggressive Arsenal very easily today.

Wenger sent out his kids to kick lumps out of Chelsea in the first half and they were 2-0 down at half time.

A change of personnel was required at half time and Wenger did that.

Chelsea scored again and at 3-0 Arsenal were down and out with more than 30 minutes left to play.

Another stream of fouls from Arsenal saw Chelsea send for subs at 65 minutes or so.

4 trotted on and Arsenal kicked them too. Arsenal had sent on a load of subs and only a magnificent foul on the edge of the Arsenal penalty area stopped Chelsea's attempt to score again very, very late on.

Giroud and the Wenger subs tried to get a consolation goal and their best efforts came after 84 minutes. They failed.

The game ended with Chelsea in possession after 3 minutes of extra time and Wenger must be wondering how many players he should have signed. This useless mob are not the answer this season.

Worst incident in the game.

Chelsea hit a long, high diagonal ball towards the left hand corner of the Arsenal box looking from the Chelsea end.

The Arsenal defender running back to the ball had been terrorised by Pedro again and again so the goalkeeper who started for Arsenal came thundering forward to smash into the converging players on the very edge of the Arsenal box.

The dive from the goalkeeper missed the struggling defender but the goalkeeper looked to have hit Pedro both with his arm/elbow and his shoulder.

The diminutive Pedro was poleaxed.

Questions arising :-

1. Did the collision occur outside the box or on the edge and did the goalkeeper punch the ball?
2. Is Pedro out of action for a few weeks?

I'll try to find a video later on.


Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:14 pm
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The BBC have covered the game. ITV screened it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40695529

Pedro: Chelsea winger to return to England after concussion


Chelsea's Pedro will return to England from the club's pre-season tour after he suffered concussion and facial injuries in a friendly 3-0 win over Arsenal in Beijing.

The 29-year-old was taken to hospital following a collision with Gunners goalkeeper David Ospina on Saturday.


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Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:56 am
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The Charity Shield is underway.

Pedro is on and he's playing with a giant face mask.

The referee is going to need some help as this one is going to get warmer.


Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:35 pm
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3 yellow cards for Chelsea so far.


Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:42 pm
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Great video, Oh, Oh, Wotta Referee ....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40843324


Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:19 pm
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Chelsea got some stick from the pundits last night - Feller called Wright from Arsenal led the way - again.

A guy from the Daily Mail called the lads "Blue Fools" and he wasn't far off the mark.

Instant red for a bad tackle by the skipper and Fabregas had two yellows - the second of which should have been a straight red ...

The game was all over bar the shouting at halftime and in the last quarter we were all over Burnley like a rash. We only scored twice though, pity that.

3-2 at the death and the Burnley defence were a bit busy ...

Here's a video :-

Frank Lampard - http://sport.bt.com/video/lampard-chelsea-need-a-bigger-squad-91364203400813

Match report - http://sport.bt.com/football/nine-man-chelsea-stunned-by-burnley-as-premier-league-title-defence-starts-badly-S11364203334532


Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:52 am
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Chelsea scored 3 times at Wembley yesterday; Spurs at their magnificent best completely dominated the game but didn't score at all despite two spirited attempts to crock Chelsea players and open up some space.

They didn't even get red cards from the supportive referee and the question must be asked - Is this the reason English Referees don't get big European games?

Anyway, Spur's passing was wonderful to see and they even hit the post once (Kane of course).

Chelsea also hit the post and missed a sitter.

How is that having so little possession - less than a half of Spur's 68% - can still result in Alonso scoring twice?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/40914668

Chelsea's new £60m striker Alvaro Morata missed an easy headed chance in the opening minutes before Alonso's perfectly delivered free-kick gave Chelsea the lead after 24 minutes.

Spurs responded strongly with Harry Kane, who doesn't score in August, hitting a post and it looked like they had earned at least a point when substitute Michy Batshuayi headed Christian Eriksen's free-kick into his own net with eight minutes left.

However, as usual, the Blues showed trademark strength of character and power at the end, to secure a morale-boosting win after 88 minutes when Alonso scored his second, with Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris guilty of a serious error in allowing the shot to go underneath his body at the near post.

"We only have to think on the pitch," said Conte. "This moment is not easy for us but I am very happy to have this group of players because they showed me great commitment, desire and will to improve after a great season. We only need to focus on the pitch, outside does not matter for us".

"I want to thank my players - every one. I saw today the fighters. I'm very happy when I see this type of game. I'm not speaking about football, but this spirit, this heart, this desire."

For Spurs, who did not lose a Premier League game at home during 2016-17, the result means they have now lost seven of their past 10 games at Wembley, which will be their temporary home while awaiting completion of a new stadium at White Hart Lane.


Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:47 am
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