In an exciting derby at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea and Arsenal shared points in a 2-2 draw in the 24th matchday of the Premier League. Even down to 10-man, as Brazilian David Luiz was sent off in the first half, the Gunners managed to get out of Stamford Bridge with the point. Jorginho and Cesar Azpilicueta scored for Chelsea, as Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin did it for Arsenal.
The hosts dominated the game in the first half, as they opened a one-goal lead and still had a numerical advantage due to Luiz’s red card.
The Blues broke the halt on 28 mins, as Abraham stole the ball from Mustafi, dribbled past goalkeeper Leno and was fouled inside of the box by David Luiz. The Brazilian center-half was shown a red card and Chelsea still had the pen.
Jorginho stepped up and converted it from the spot. 1-0 Chelsea.
The goal confirmed the dominance of Chelsea, who seemed to have the game under control, but ended up being leaked in the final stage in a beautiful individual action by Martinelli.
On 63 minutes, the Brazilian caught the rebound after a corner kick, advanced on the counterattack, dribbled past Kante, and fired home past Kepa. 1-1.
Martinelli’s great goal heated up the game. Furthermore, Chelsea retook the lead again at the 84th minute. Mason Mount took a short corner for Hudson-Odoi. He floated a ball that found Azpilicueta, as the Spaniard slotted at the right-corner of Leno. 2-1 Chelsea.
But Arsenal did not give up and managed to get the equalizer three minutes later. Torreira played it for Bellerin at the right flank of the box as he cut it inside and drilled a shot at Kepa’s right corner. 2-2.
The draw had an air of heroism for Arsenal, but the club remains in a poor position in the English Premier League table, with 30 points, in tenth place. Chelsea is fourth, with 40. On Saturday, Chelsea will visit Hull City. Arsenal will play on Sunday, also away from home, against Bournemouth.