Football has been frustrating for Chelsea fans over the last few months, but however bad things have gotten one thing has reassuringly the same. Even when we are having a rubbish season, we still beat Arsenal.
Victory today saw Chelsea complete a double over Arsenal, despite being set to having one of our worst seasons in more than 20 years.
There are few sweeter feelings than reminding Arsenal fans that London is Blue! It has now been 9 games unbeaten against Arsenal, stretching all the way back to 2011!
All that matters though is that when the final whistle went the scoreboard indicated a Chelsea win.
A Tough Win & A Little Bit of Luck
In all seriousness, this was a tough game of football. It was not fun to watch and the last twenty minutes were agonisingly painful. Having been so frustrated by Chelsea this season we were convinced that Arsenal were going to score.
If we were neutral we would applaud the performance from Arsenal after going down to ten men, however all that matters was the result, with such poor form there is no time to reward decent performances.
This win saw some brilliant performances both up front and at the back. Going forward Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa impressed.
Costa won the free-kick that saw an Arsenal player sent off and scored. The sending off changed the game and the winning goal was priceless. An injury to Costa saw his participation in the game end prematurely; let’s hope it is nothing too serious.
A former Arsenal man was arguably man of the match, Fabregas pulled the strings and was unlucky not to have scored himself and have won a penalty. The defence though may have something to say about that.
In the last 20 minutes Chelsea defended resolutely, although there were a few moments of pure panic the defensive unit restricted Arsenal to largely speculative efforts and were rarely penetrated.
I win is a win and we have done our bit to stop Arsenal winning the league, Leicester and Manchester City over to you.