Chelsea vs Arsenal: 5 Talking Points as Blues reduced to 10 men

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

'Now we're looking forward to the match against Arsenal, which perhaps carries less of that rivalry, but it is nevertheless incredibly important and it's absolutely vital that we work hard to achieve the right result on the pitch'. "We take the point and we move on".

Meanwhile, Gary Cahill returned from PL suspension to replace Antonio Rudiger, while Cesc Fabregas earned a start ahead of Tiemoue Bakayoko.

'Pedro took a bad tackle in his ankle, ' Conte said after watching his side fail to score at home in a league match for the first time under his management.

After defeat at Stoke City and a thrashing at Liverpool, Arsene Wenger's side showed far more steel and hit the post through Aaron Ramsey as well as having Shkodran Mustafi's headed goal disallowed as they had the better of the chances.

"We feel we're in a good place and now need to keep building on this".

"We had a lot of possession in the first half and tried to create but it felt frustrating".

In this clash of red and blue, the Blues were yet again the team to see red. David Luiz was sent off with five minutes to go after a reckless challenge on Sead Kolasinac but the Gunners simply did not have enough time to make the man-advantage count.

"We have great respect for officials, but it is odd to finish a third game in a row against Arsenal with 10 men", Conte said. Luiz let the ball get away from him and was chasing it before the Bosnian managed to get in ahead of him. The Blues face Nottingham Forest next in the League Cup at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

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