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.
NASSER HUSSAIN: The outburst of Kagiso Rabada was raw emotion, pure theater and passion … I don't want to see cricket played by 22 robots
- Kagiso Rabada got a hand prohibition to keep him from the fourth test
- The South African pacer celebrated wildly after taking Joe Root's wicket
- Although Rabada already had three demerits the ban feels harsh
- Sport is about passion and emotion and I don't want to see it played by robots
Yes, I know that Kagiso Rabada already had you points left and is a serial offender. He has probably been warned about his behavior time and time again.
And when I sent an e-mail to Shaun Pollock for this series and said: & # 39; Tell me how the oxtail goes & # 39 ;, he replied that the only concern was that he still had his emotions still not under control.
So after being warned of an exaggerated response to Zak Crawley's resignation in Newlands in the second test, it was stupid to celebrate him when he released Joe Root here on the first day.
justified a fourth penalty point
But let's put it in context t and watch the incident itself.
That was 33 degrees Celsius with high humidity in Port Elizabeth and Oxtail bowling at a flat pitch for the English captain after he was refused the new ball. He then produced a jaffa to take root. There was no physical or eye contact and no sledding. And I didn't hear anyone say Thursday that his celebration justified a point of punishment. Nor did I hear anyone from the English camp complain.
If the game has a law that says that a bowler should not invade the batsman's room because it could provoke him, the law is frankly a donkey. And it's easy to sit up straight in an air-conditioned media box and become totally powerful about it.
This was ru we emotion, it was theater and it was passionate. OK, Oxtail may have celebrated a garden farther from Root, but I don't want to see 22 robots on the cricket ground. Emotion makes Oxtail the cricket player he is.
The ICC is in charge of the regulations, but they are also responsible for the protection of the health of Test cricket, a game that we are constantly told is dying. And the final test at the Wanderers will now be a less spectacle for the absence of Oxtail. Again, the game has shot itself in the foot – but only has Oxtail.
The MCC BACKS calls on the English duo Joe Root and Ben Stokes to continue playing Test Cricket for more than five days after the ICC has shortened the idea to shorten the format to four
- The MCC believes that Test cricket should be played in five days
- Cricket leaders have suggested that tests are shortened from five days to four
- Joe Root and Ben Stokes of England want to test Cricket to stay for five days
The MCC Cricket Committee and MCC World Cricket Committee both believes Test Cricket should be played in five days.
The ICC has suggested that tests are shortened from five days to four, but the MCC set out its position on the future after a recent meeting. of Test cricket
An explanation was: & # 39; MMC took note of the recent discussion about the future of Test cricket and the wish of the ICC to discuss the introduction of four-day Test cricket to replace the current five-day format in the World Test Championship from 2023.
De MCC said he believes Cricket should be played in five days in the future
& # 39; The MCC Cricket Commission and MCC World Cricket Commission have recently discussed the issue and although they see some of the benefits that four-day Test Cricket could bring, both committees believe Test Cricket should be played in five days. & # 39;
Five-day tests have been set since 1979 and some of the most exciting finishes of the format – including the Oval draw that sealed the historic Ashes victory of 2005 and the recent victory over South Africa in Cape Town – have been played on the last day.
However, the ICC has allowed certain tests since 2017 for four days.
These competitions fall outside the World Test Championship, such as the historic meeting of England with Ireland at Lord & # 39; s in July.
Four-day test games are likely to follow the playing conditions used for the handful of recent four-day tests, with 98 overs scheduled for each day instead of 90.
But the MCC have joined the Federation of International Cricketers & Associations in supporting the English captain Joe Root and all-rounder Ben Stokes in calling Test Cricket for a format to stay da t is played for five days.
FICA is the representative body of global players in cricket and has carried out extensive re
FICA executive chairman Tony Irish emphasized that there is currently much negative sentiment & # 39; with regard to the proposed proposed changes.
& # 39; I was thinking of deposing him, but it would not give us any subs & # 39 ;: Steve Bruce reveals Newcastle frontman Joelinton although the pain in Wolves's tie in the midst of the club's injury crisis
- Steve Bruce revealed Newcastle star Joelinton played by the pain of Wolves
- The £ 40m striker had a groin problem before half time but played on
- Newcastle was stripped by an injury crisis with 13 players currently out
- Paul Dummett and Dwight Gayle had gone to the draw Molineux
Steve Bruce revealed that Joelinton played through the pain barrier as Newcastle & # 39; s injury crisis deepened at Wolves
The Newcastle manager admitted that the £ 40 million striker would normally have been replaced after a groin problem before the break.
Joelinton went further, considering that the team is limited to the bone and struggling to 13 players. Paul Dummett and Dwight Gayle were both already running away with hamstring injuries.
& # 39; Jo should have left, & # 39; Bruce said. & # 39; He wanted to stay, I thought about taking it off, but it would leave us in the subs & # 39;
Newcastle ended their previous Premier League match against Leicester with 10 men after four players broke down in 12 minutes
Bruce is ready for discussions with his medical staff to find out why many of his team are gone, but refuses to throw money at short-term solutions in the January window.
& # 39; It is the same medical staff as last year – nothing has changed, & Bruce said. & # 39; We go deep and ask a few questions. Is there a reason why? I have my own ideas, it's the number of games we play.
& # 39; People are tired and although we have had a week off, they are still in trouble. I will not just sign bodies. If there is someone who will help us, we will try to act. Hopefully we will get something back in the coming weeks. & # 39;
Contest of the day! Female fan learns about the secret new signing of Dundalk FC after the midfielder wrote that he played for the League of Ireland champions on his TINDER profile
- Jesus Perez informed that he just signed for Dundalk on dating app Tinder
- A female Dundalk fan ran into her profile, which said & # 39; first time in Europe & # 39;
- There is no confirmation from Dundalk that the American has signed 16:10 GMT, January 8, 2020 |
Most people go out dating apps for love but a Dundalk fan has come across something completely different: the new signing of her club.
The supporter saw the profile of midfielder Jesus & # 39; Chino & # 39; Perez at Tinder, where he told his potential suitors that he had just joined the club.
Perez is on trial for the League of Ireland champions and it appears that the midfielder has given away that he has signed a permanent deal before his club got the chance to make the announcement.Jesus Perez seems ready to join Dundalk after he said he played for them on his Tinder profile
There is no official confirmation from Dundalk about the arrival of the American player , but fans hope it is a match in heaven, should it be announced that it is drawn on the dotted line.
Writing on his Tinder profile, Perez, who had been without a club and previously played at the UIC Flames of the University of Illinois, wrote on the app that he was his first time in Europe and that he played for Dundalk .
& # 39; First time in Europe, football player for Dundalk FC, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Ask for my Snapchat or Instagram. & # 39;Chino & # 39; s profile contains a photo of he plays for University of Illinois side UIC Flames
His profile contains a photo of him standing up for the American side while challenging a player for the ball.
The 22-year-old received All-American Honors for his performances in the US last month and is believed to be creatively gifted with an excellent vision, which has shown the way for his team of assists.
He has twice been named player of the year in the US Horizon League and has also won the all-star team.
& # 39; I was not surprised & # 39 ;: Takumi Minamino describes his debut in Liverpool against Everton as & # 39; one of the most intense games & # 39; he ever played in
- Takumi Minamino described his debut for Liverpool against Everton as & # 39; intense & # 39;
- The 24-year-old maintains that he is not surprised by the level Liverpool is playing at
- The Japanese star started to impress his debut against Toffees on Sunday
- Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for the attacker by him & # 39; excellent & # 39; to be named
The Japanese star has been praised for seamlessly connecting with his new teammates that he barely had time to adjust to his new settings after he signed with Red Bull Salzburg last month.
The 24-year-old insists that the Liverpool press is similar to the Salzburg system, but revealed that it was not quite the same and that it had to be something else to get used to.Takumi Minamino says his debut in Liverpool & # 39; the most intense matches & # 39; was he played in
& # 39; I am glad that I am now part of this team & # 39 ;, said Minamino.
& # 39; It was probably one of the most intense games I have played & # 39; played, but I knew the Premier League would be like that, so I wasn't surprised.
& # 39; The way we press aggressively, the way we press back, the way we use the space between lines, is similar to Salzburg.
& # 39; But the system is not the same, so I have to understand the difference and fit myself into this team. I think this is the best stadium for a football player. The fans were great and I'm just glad we won. & # 39;Minamino played 70 minutes during his Liverpool debut against Everton and impressed
A young Reds party secured a 1-0 win over their bitter rivals, thanks to a stunning curling iron from 18-year-old Curtis Jones, and Minamino played his part, because he played 70 minutes before he was replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Jurgen Klopp praised the Japanese star after the result by labeling his achievements as & # 39; excellent & # 39;
& # 39; He was super, excellent, exactly the player we wanted, exactly the player we wanted because, & he said.
& # 39; In your first game for a team that you don't know, it's not a permanent team, it's already difficult. & # 39;Jurgen Klopp praised Minamino for showing of a top-class attitude in a heavily rotated side
Klopp added that he was particularly impressed that the 24-year-old managed to show his talent and adapt to the team , given that it was thrown together ether & # 39 ;, with the German making nine changes last week that Sheffield United defeated.
& # 39; We threw this team together in the field with basically two sessions together, to demonstrate this kind of understanding, his football skills were exceptional and his attitude was excellent, & he added.
& # 39; He led the chase package so often. He didn't look tired, but we don't know the player that well and yet we have turned him off. & # 39;
REVEALED: Paul Pogba played through pain barrier during comeback matches against Watford and Newcastle
- Paul Pogba played against an injury
- The Manchester United- Midfielder was operated on Thursday at his foot
- Midfielder Pogba had been since September for his return to Watford
- The World Cup winner is now standing for a long period of rehabilitation
Paul Pogba played in pain during his two comeback matches against Watford and Newcastle last month.
The Manchester United midfielder was operated on Thursday to try to heal his old foot and ankle injury and will now begin a rehabilitation period.
Predictions indicate that Pogba is set aside for a maximum of six weeks. However, a longer period of rehabilitation is not discounted, depending on how successful the operation is.Paul Pogba of Manchester United played against Watford and Newcastle despite injured
The procedure was necessary because the 26-year-old aggravated the injury that ruled him out in two games three months prior to his comeback.
After being out since September, the United Star made its long-awaited return to action as a 64th replacement minute in the 2-0 loss for Watford on December 22. He then played the second half of Boxing Day against Newcastle.
However, Sportsmail can reveal that Pogba had already felt pain during the first outing at Vicarage Road.
Despite his dis comfort, the midfielder in France played only four days later, and came on as a replacement for Scott McTominay, who had sustained a knee injury while playing against Newcastle.Pogba goes to the ground while holding his leg during the home meeting with Newcastle
Pogba has since reported the worsening of the previous injury and it was decided earlier this week that he had to undergo surgery to solve the problem once and for all.
The decision to let Pogba play twice in four days, just back from a three-month resignation, raises questions about how United has treated him in recent weeks.
Pogba & # 39; s dedication to the club has been under scrutiny for several months, amid the interest of some European top clubs. But his eagerness to prove that it is committed to United has turned out to be expensive.Solskjaer admitted that Pogba played with pain during the first weeks of the season
Despite the feeling of pain in the previous game against Watford, sources claim that Pogba did not hesitate to answer manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's call after McTominay's injury.
Questions about his deployment did not go unnoticed by Pogba and he wanted to show that he was fully on board
Solskjaer also admitted that Pogba played through the pain with the original injury during the first weeks of the season.
But after the problem got worse, a collective decision was made for Pogba to undergo surgery. am id concerning the injury could cause him further problems later in his career.
VAR played a role in things that took a nasty turn at Molineux … Fans of Wolves and Manchester City were the last to feel briefly through the system
- Wolves came from two goals defeat Manchester City 3-2 on Friday evenings
- The Premier League clash was marred by fans throwing rockets into the field
- The Delay between winning a penalty and scoring City increased tensions] |
The defining images of the circus ridge on Friday evening as Manchester City celebrated their opener for the South Bank. No clip of jubilation, rather one of anger.
Rodri had seen rockets rain on his teammates, gestured to the home fans to stop and then noticed that he also avoided one.
It was unedifying but not unusual during a season engulfed in hatred and the Premier League becomes an extremely unpleasant place to watch football. A hip flask was hurled at Raheem Sterling as soon as he finally scored, with referee Martin Atkinson passed on to fourth official Andre Marriner.VAR stipulates that Manchester City should retract its penalty for infringement
The trouble was to prove such a problem that Wolves took the proactive step to warn both sets of trailers for & # 39; throwing foreign objects & # 39; about the public address, met by howls of ridicule from the perpetrator's area.
It is all just rather bleak and the supporters of the city are by no means strangers to this kind of behavior, as was seen during this month's derby defeat. This is a national problem, not a Wolves problem, given the huge scale of recent incidents.
There was a head start on Molineux, one of the division's really frightening theaters, which boiled over before the break.
The implementation of VAR played a role in this nasty turn. Five minutes passed between Riyad Mahrez falling to win the penalty and Sterling, who eventually became his second missed spot kick.
Everyone in this stadium was irritated by the conclusion of what felt like a real ordeal, where VAR had twice replaced Atkinson and took quite some time.
Again, paying fans felt recently changed by a system that might have produced results, but organic entertainment serves as additional damage. "It's not football anymore," they bleed from the terraces, and that's hard to argue.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan admits that he may have played the last game for Arsenal because he seems to be concentrating on the loan from the Roma loan
- Henrikh Mkhitaryan is completely focused on Rome after his deadline day movement
- The midfielder admits that he cannot say what will happen at the end of his loan
- The Armenia international has suggested that his future lies are far from Arsenal
- The 30-year-old says he & # 39; is ready to play in any position & # 39; to help Rome
Henrikh Mkhitaryan says he is uncertain about his ] Arsenal future after his European deadline day move to Rome.
The 30-year-old signed for the Italian club on Monday in a seasonal contract, just 18 months after joining the Gunners.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan speaks with the press after it loss of Armenia 3-1 against Italy
MKHITARYAN LAST SEASON
First of all, let's see what I can do in Rome and at the end of the season I think we can talk if I have the have the option to stay or go to something else, I don't & # 39; don't know, & the midfielder told VBET News .
& # 39; Now I cannot say about the future, it is better to be focused on the following games. & # 39;
Rome are currently 15th in the embryonic Series A table, discarded at 3-1 led to 3-3 draw with Genoa on the opening day of the season.
Paulo Fonseca & # 39; s side up with a 1-1 draw against Lazio on Sunday in the Derby della Capitale.Mkhitaryan poses with his Rome sweater after his loan move from Arsenal
Former Manchester City defender Aleksander Kolarov opened the score against Lazio
& # 39; I am ready to play in any position and I am ready to help the team because the club is great, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The team is a very good team and I & # 39; I'm going to try my best to help the team reach. & # 39;
Mkhitaryan was one of two late arrivals at Stadio Olimpico. Rome also signed Manchester Untited defender Chris Smalling for a long-term loan.
Manchester United & hierarchy and players believe that Paul Pogba played his last game for club with midfielder still moving & # 39; after the last feature film for the Red Devils 11 weeks ago
- Man United officials believe Paul Pogba played his last game for the club
- De French midfielder no longer plays for the Red Devils since September 30
- Pogba has been looking to leave United since last summer and could now get his wish
The Frenchman, who has not been with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since 30 September due to an injury, has his heart on a move away from Old Trafford.Male United officials believing that Paul Pogba played his last match for the club, reports suggest
With the transfer window set in less than fourteen days, Pogba may no longer pull the red shirt if United decides to far silver.
The 26-year-old was expected to return to action this week, but received a different setback.
While recovering from his ankle injury, Pogba was allowed to attend his brother's wedding in France last Friday.
Days later, Solskjaer announced that United & # 39; s club record £ 89 million signing an illn retrieved ess and missed the Carabao Cup victory over Colchester on Wednesday as a resultPogba (right) has been out since picking up a knee injury against Arsenal in September
& # 39; Of all things, he has now been knocked down sick & # 39 ;, said the United boss.
& # 39; He has been away for two or three days – probably three days – so that is not useful. That probably put him back.
& # 39; As I have said so many times, Paul is a top player that we want to see him play his best football at Man United. We just have to make it fit and match fit.
& # 39; It may take half an hour, 45, 60, 90 minutes in the first game, who knows? We are working hard to get him back, but now he is sick. & # 39;
The most recent update on Pogba was all the more mysterious because the Frenchman and his family posted videos of the United player dancing at his brother Florentin's wedding in Bussy on Friday. Saint-Georges on the outskirts of Paris.Paul Pogba was allowed to attend his brother's wedding in France on Friday
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The 26-year-old midfielder has spent time working on his fitness in Dubai and Florida, but may now have trouble playing again until the new year.
Sportsmail revealed last week that United will open the door to Pogba & # 39; s departure in the summer by signing two central midfielders for the start of next season.
& # 39; We can talk about Paul all day long if you lack a creative pass or maybe ideas, & # 39; Solskjaer added.
& # 39; He has that characteristic that not many midfielders in the world have, just to get it back would be great. & # 39;