Arsenal only defeated Chelsea ONCE on Stamford Bridge in the last decade … both Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard played that day and now meet managers with the Gunners who needed a victory to keep their season alive
- Arsenal's only victory in Chelsea in the last decade was the exciting 5-3 in 2011
- Frank Lampard scored in the game while Mikel Arteta scored the last goal assisted
- Now Arteta takes Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in search of a terrible record to roll back
Arsenal have experienced something. bruises travel away in their slow but steady fall of grace over the past few years and the short journey to the west London has been just as tough as many for the most loyal fans of Gunners.
They go to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea on Tuesday evening in a meeting that Mikel Arteta thinks his party must win to have a chance of winning the top four this season.
Spaniard is imaginative. Arsenal is 10 points and six places behind Chelsea, who occupy fourth, and are closer to the bottom three than the Champions League places.
CHELSEA V ARSENAL
Since that dramatic 5-3 victory in 2011, the Gunners had had a miserable record at Stamford Bridge.
February 7, 2010: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
October 3, 2010: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
October 29, 2011: Chelsea 3-5 Arsenal
] January 20, 2013: Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
March 22, 2014: Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal
October 5, 2014: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal [1 9459016]
September 19, 2015: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal
February 4, 2017: Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal
 17 Sep. 2017: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal
January 10, 2018: Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal (League Cup semi-final)
August 2018: Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal
Arsenal play better football under Arteta than its predecessor, Unai Emery, and of course they could beat Chelsea, but there was nothing like the short-term revival it suggests that they can come to the table to that extent.
But there were slow and steady signs of improvement and another would follow Tuesday if Arsenal avoided the defeat.
Chelsea is far from perfect and has a patchy home record, especially lately. However, their record against Arsenal is strong – they only lost once against the Gunners at home in the last decade.
A good omen for Arsenal is that Arteta played in that match, the 5-3 triumph on October 29, 2011. Robin van Persie fired an astonishing hat trick in the early kick-off of the day to get Arsenal to victory. to push against a Chelsea side led by Andre Villas Boas who would end the season by winning the Champions League.
Frank Lampard led Chelsea that day in 2011 in a match that was 3-3 in the last 10 minutes. Van Persie finished his second of the day at 85 and completed his hat-trick in standstill time thanks to an assist from Arteta.
The lowest point that Arsenal went through on Stamford Bridge took only three years later, when Chelsea hit 6-0 winners in what was Arsene Wenger's 1000th game as Gunners manager.
Arsenal was reduced to 10 men that day after just 15 minutes. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a shot in the Eden Hazard goal by hand, but referee Andre Marriner wrongly rejected Kieran Gibbs.
At that time, Chelsea was already leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Samuel Eto & # 39; o and Andre Schurrle and Hazard properly converted the resulting handball penalty
None other than Mohamed Salah scored Chelsea's sixth goal that day.
Arsenal leads Chelsea to two draws in the last decade – one in the Premier League in 2017 and the other in the semi-final at the League Cup in 2018. Arsenal won 2-1 in the Emirates in the other leg but lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the final of that season.
Tuesday's clash is the first on Stamford Bridge between the two since 2018, where Maurizio Sarri's Chizea only faced the Arsenal of Emery in their second league game of the 2018-19 season.
Chelsea led 2-0 after 20 minutes, but two goals in four by Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi meant that the scores were the same halfway through. An 81 minute goal from Marcos Alonso gave Sarri the three points.
Arteta has already won one milestone in his short time as an Arsenal manager when his match defeated Manchester United 2-0 on New Year's Day. form against Chelsea would be another feather in Arteta's cap as he builds towards his first full season at the helm of the club.