Arsenal started well and were pushing Chelsea back. Our first big chance came quickly as Lacazette got a lucky free kick but Sanchez put it onto the head of one of Chelseas wall. But Chelsea came back into the game and somehow Morata was left one-on-one but incredibly put the ball well wide of the post. Two minutes later and Chelsea again got intoCech’s box but the ex-Chelsea keeper smothered it well.
It was straight down the other end and Alexis saw a shot bounce of both posts before getting cleared. This game is as exciting as we expectedand I am already feeling the buzz. It’s end to end stuff and great to watch, but who will make the breakthrough? Another Arsenal attack came to Laca in the box and he did a trademark turn and although he took his shot perfectly somehow Courtois saw it coming and flew to the ground to stop Arsenal going ahead. It could have easily been 2-1 to Arsenal half way through the first half!
Arsenal were looking great going forward with confidence and Chelsea were great in defence. Chelsea got a great break and Babayoko was fed a lovely ball in front of goal and his strike hit Cech’s hand and over the bar. The first half hour was brilliant but Wilshere went in very heavy and got a deserved booking.The chances were flying in at both ends and Sanchez is really trying hard and not looking like he wants to leave.
Alonso got a freekick right on the edge of the box but whacked it well over and a minute later Ozil shot but just past the post. This is definitely an entertaining game but both teams are holding their own with skill and class.Fabregas got booked after winning the ball off Wilshere and nobody but the ref thought it was justified. Otherwise the game has been played with no animosity or nastiness. Then Fabregas was given a golden chance but shot his great chance over the bar. Both sides have been going full out to win in the first half and if they carry on like this we are in for a feast in the second half…