The fight for the title of Premier League goes full steam ahead. This Tuesday, Arsenal received Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, for the 34th round, and won by 3-1, with two goals from Martin Odegaard and one from Gabriel Jesus. Doni Madueke discounted for the Blues.
The victory took Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League with 78 points. However, the Gunners still have two more games than the vice-leader, manchester citywhich adds up to 76 points.
Chelsea, on the other hand, suffered their sixth straight defeat of the season and have not won since March. You Blues occupy 12th place in the table with 39 points and can be surpassed if Bournemouth and Wolverhampton win in the round.
Arsenal dominated the first half and settled the result by opening up a three-goal lead in 33 minutes of play. Martin Odegaard scored in the 17th minute after a pass from Granit Xhaka on the edge of the penalty area. The Norwegian appeared free and hit placed in the corner.
Afterwards, Chelsea reacted with a dangerous move on the left side of the attack. Full-back Ben Chilwell advanced, invaded the area and shot across, but Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale made a great save.
Two goals in the space of three minutes 😍 pic.twitter.com/oubJjMVJHw
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) May 2, 2023
At 30 minutes, the Gunners they repeated the same play of the first goal and extended the score with Odegaard, again. Three minutes later, Gabriel Jesus received a cross in the area, was blocked by the defense, Xhaka tried to finish and the Brazilian striker had the rebound to send it to the back of the net.
On the way back from the break, Arsenal continued to press and had chances to thrash the London rival. Thiago Silva and Kepa saved Chelsea from conceding more goals, while Jesus missed the opportunity to score his second of the night.
In the 19th minute of the second stage, Kovacic made a launch looking for Madueke at the back of the defense. The young Englishman dominated in the area, touched the Arsenal goalkeeper’s exit and discounted for Chelsea on the scoreboard.
—Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 2, 2023
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