June 22, 2021

Arsenal dents Chelsea’s Champions League push

Chelsea dominated the ball however failed break down Arsenal’s organised defensive traces.

Chelsea slipped up of their push for a Champions League spot after they misplaced 1-0 at residence to Arsenal within the Premier League on Wednesday with Emile Smith Rowe’s first-half purpose settling the London derby after a defensive mix-up by the hosts.

The guests capitalised on a wayward again go by Chelsea’s Jorginho to goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who scrambled again to palm it off the road. The ball fell to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who reduce it again for Smith Rowe to attain within the sixteenth minute.

5 minutes earlier, Kai Havertz had spurned an excellent likelihood to place Chelsea forward when the German dispossessed Arsenal defender Pablo Mari, ran by on purpose however fired over when he appeared sure to attain.

Chelsea, who play Leicester Metropolis within the FA Cup closing on Saturday and Manchester Metropolis within the Champions League closing on Might 29, dominated the ball however failed break down Arsenal’s organised defensive traces.

The Blues nearly drew stage within the ninetieth minute when Kurt Zouma’s header was tipped onto the crossbar by Bernd Leno and former Gunner Olivier Giroud, on as a sub, volleyed in opposition to the bar.

The uncommon defeat beneath coach Thomas Tuchel left Chelsea within the final of the Premier League’s 4 Champions League qualifying spots with two video games to play. They’re six factors away from West Ham United who’ve three matches left and 7 forward of Liverpool who’ve 4 video games to play.

Arsenal edged as much as eighth spot however have performed extra matches than Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, their fundamental rivals within the hunt for a Europa League spot.

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