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Chelsea – Arsenal : 0-0 – the Untold match report

By Walter Broeckx

The late match report.

A bright start of the match with Chelsea going forward with more speed and Arsenal building up things a bit slower. Apart from a short taken corner has to be cleared by Welbeck to prevent further danger on the low cross. An unfortunate contact knee against knee between Lacazette en Moses sees both players go down and treatment is needed. Both teams not giving much time to the other team so lots of lost balls in the build up. No score after 15 minutes.

Chelsea the most at the ball but the best attack from Arsenal when Bellerin ran on the right flank and his cross found Welbeck but header went half a meter wide. Not a minute later Bellerin again with a low cross this time finding Lacazette but Courtois with a great stop on the low shot from the French striker. A few minutes later Kolasinac with a good shot but again Courois with the save. But at the other end Chelsea counter and Pedro is suddenly one on one with Cech but the keeper kept his cool and stopped the shot from Pedro. Must say that Koscielny did his bit by sliding in to force Pedro only one way. At the end of the first half hour Chelsea putting on some pressure on Arsenal but no real goal chances as a result.

Xhaka with a shot from distance but it sailed just wide. But most of the time the defenders just winning the duels from the strikers. And this goes for both defenders from both teams in fact. As a result not much goal mouth incidents at both ends. But then Ramsey going past a few Chelsea defenders in the centre and his shot ends up against the post…the rebound falls for Lacazette but he was too much off balance to put it in the goal and his shot went over. Chelsea being lucky there. Monreal then with a long shot back at Cech who controls the ball well with his chest. No score in the first half but best chances for Arsenal so far.

Much of the same at the start of the second half with both defenders being the strongest. Koscielny heads the ball away in a brave way after a free kick and Luiz kicks him on the head as he tried to try a bicycle kick. Luiz gets a yellow card for his foul. The first of the match that has been hard fought so far but rather fair. Welbeck tries to find Ramsey in the Chelsea penalty area but Courtois first on the ball. Still no score after 60 minutes.

Chelsea attacking more than Arsenal but the Arsenal defenders clear the crosses time after time. Morata moans against the assistant when he is punished for a push in the back on Mustafi and gets a yellow card. After 66 minutes Alexis comes on for Lacazette. Hazard comes on for Chelsea. A few minutes later Welbeck goes down and holds his groin. Giroud comes on in his place. 75 minutes and still 0-0.

Arsenal get a free kick that finds Mustafi who heads it over the line but unlike Man City we are not allowed to score from an offside. A short corner from Chelsea has to be cleared by Xhaka. Hazard with a run but his shot is saved by Cech. After 80 minutes Elneny came on for Iwobi. And he is booked for his first foul on Hazard deep in the Chelsea half. Chelsea putting Arsenal under pressure but again no real danger .

Luiz then goes in on Kolasinac in an extremely dangerous way and Oliver rightfully goes in his pocket to dig up the red card. That was full studs on the chin of Kolasinac who luckily for him was in not with his feet in the ground as we would have witnessed another Eduardo, Ramsey, Diaby… the list is long. Kolasinac is lucky and can stay on the pitch. Arsenal with a man more for the last 5 minutes or so. Kolasinac rightfully gets a yellow card for a foul on Hazard. Bellerin gets a yellow card as the ref wants to give the Chelsea crowd some blood. Alexis goes down right outside the Chelsea penalty area but the ref gives nothing. It was a foul as Christensen clearly kicked against the shin of Alexis.

The match ends as it started with a 0-0 final score.

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33 comments to Chelsea – Arsenal : 0-0 – the Untold match report

  • Menace

    ‘The match ends as it started with a 0-0 final score.’

    Not quite! 0-0 with 10 men Chelsea after 87 minutes. Should have been 10 men Chelsea after 57 minutes when Luis tried to kick Kos into next Sunday.

  • Bloggs

    Menace you need some chill out powder why not watch the game instead of the ref. Totally obsessed like a member of the flat earth society.

  • Flares

    Delighted with our work without the ball today: pressing, tackling and winning possession were all on point. Chelsea proving once again they’re close to being a one-man team, only livened up once Hazard made his appearance. Victor Moses easily the worst sportsman in PL, always looking to dive and con the ref. Total clown. Commentators on my channel tried the usual put-downs in the second half re: no shots on target but so what? We basically bossed the first half, hustled Chelsea out of it and looked the better team overall. A well earned away point at a bogey ground and, as I pointed out in another recent thread, Conte still hasn’t addressed the Blues’ elephant in the room, namely their disciplinary problems. Tough game against West Brom up next but I’m confident we can keep this form going.

  • Selective vision Dennis what about when Morata was held down at the corner our man had both arms wrapped around his waste , was a shout for a penalty . Evens out Dude evens out

  • WalterBroeckx

    Hannibal do you have any stats to prove it evens out? Not on one match but let us say over the whole season?

  • WalterBroeckx

    And do you really want to say that no Chelsea player made a holding foul on a corner from Arsenal? LOL….

  • The evens out was a wind up bait taken . We played well today so did they the Ref was fine , good even I’m happy , shit I’m celebrating . Why is Untold so fecking miserable . Nit picking crazy was a fair result , a million percent better than that god awful performance at Anfield.
    Hell I can’t wait to take my seat weds . You all need to get them half empty glasses filled with some good liquor put a smile on your miserable faces

  • It evened out today Walter it was a fair result . Fair and good .

  • para

    Team selection was good today.
    We did not gung-ho attack attack and left ourselves open, but contained Chel$ for the most part and had chances ourselves.
    This made our performance as a whole more even and either team could have won if the individual finishing was better.
    Hoped we learned much today and that all out attack is not always the best option.
    Well done team and manager for selection.

  • Menace

    Bloggs – no point watching a curtain rather than the actors. The actors play the game & the refs try to create a curtain to hide the truth. You watch what you want how you want & I’ll watch a football game.

    Hannibal – open your mind & see how Morata was pulling Mustafi by his shirt that was riding 6 inches above his shorts & Oliver didn’t see it. Yet a four inch square boot is sufficient to ‘prove’ Lacazette offside? The PGMOL & FA are cheats. They cheat our children of live football by selling our soul to TV. Games at 8pm & delayed by an hour are not exactly sport for families. Kids that watch sport that late will end up illiterate like some on here. Where is the next generation of footballers going to get the spark to play the game?

    I know! – from the FA & PGMOL.

  • Stephan

    Menace

    You really have problems.
    The ref did exceptionally well today.
    Handled the game perfectly.
    Why can’t you just accept that.
    Even saying they was bias in the goal that was disallowed is ludicrous and delusional.
    When the refs get it right applaud, it won’t make you a lesser man.
    This campaign of UA is not benefiting anyone.
    All clubs this season will have decisions wrongfully go against them.
    We’ve seen it even with Spurs over the weekend.
    Let’s just enjoy football and let this accusations rest please

  • Pat

    Untold followers can enjoy the play and appreciate a good match and STILL notice how we do not get fair play from the referees.

    This is not on the basis of one match, let alone one incident, but on the basis of detailed match analysis over several years. See the archive.

    It has nothing to do with glass half empty or glass half full. It is to do with seeing what is happening objectively. Why pull the wool over our own eyes?

  • jw1

    A shallow existence where ‘analytical’ equates to ‘nit picking’ and ‘miserable’.

    With the exception of a lackluster 1st-half vs Koln on Thursday?
    I’m pleased with the Bournemouth/Koln/Chelsea week-that-was.
    All-in-all a solid foundation to build upon.

    If? In someone’s stunted perspective ‘pleased’ can be twisted into ‘miserable’?
    Then perhaps it’s their glass– that has been emptied too many times.

    jw1

  • para

    Bloggs
    Contrary theories to the “official” ones do need to be investigated, else we run the danger of being dictated to in what we think, do you not agree?

    Menace 🙂

    jw1
    There is a valid reason why monkeys pick “nits” from one another, else they(the nits) would soon increase to the point of ruining their whole body and health. Think about it.

  • Leon

    BBC TV news have just reported this as “Arsenal’s first win at Stamford Bridge in six years
    That’s taking fake news to the extreme.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    A very good point for us . I for one am not complaining , especially as we have lost many points over there. And we seem to be able to repel them time and again. Unbeaten against them in the last three games. All away from home.
    Up the Gunners !

  • Papa Gunners

    A morale victory indeed.

  • Stephan I think the problem is not so much with Menace or with UA but with your perception. You seem not to want people to write certain things or express certain views, and yet that is what debate is all about.
    As for suggesting that “This campaign of UA is not benefiting anyone” I would completely disagree. I think of all 15 or so of our long running campaigns this has been one of the most successful. We have made many more people aware of PGMO, and its unique place in European football, we have shown that the PGMO figures for ref accuracy are at best misleading, at worst deliberately misleading and inaccurate, and we have alerted many people to the issue that “it all evens out in the end” is completely untrue.
    Ten years ago there was no debate about referee accuracy, and the PGMO had everything there own way, with all the broadcasters agreeing not to run complaints against referees because (it was claimed) it made a very difficult job even worse.
    Now there are half a dozen web sites following our lead and running referee analyses, and we had in the last season three or four such in national newspapers. That I think is success.
    I do deplore calling a fellow correspondent’s views “delusional” – by all means make the point, but please provide some evidence if you are going to use language as strong as that.

  • Papa Gunners

    Well said Tony. We’re all free to express our views.

  • Papa Gunners

    Kolasinac is a tank. Arsene has found a rough diamond.

  • Dom

    Had a great deal of trouble finding a free streaming site here. First half, I saw virtually nothing, but for the second half I had brilliant reception and enjoyed watching a resilient and motivated Gunners side ‘win’ a fair draw at Chelsea.
    In my view, good match from the ref and other officials.
    Purely as a personal observation…given the quality crosses coming in the first half, a Giroud may have created a little more danger than those that started.
    Really enjoyed my afternoon 🙂

  • Stephan

    Tony

    Referees are not machines.
    Even Machines are not totally perfect.
    Bad decisions have gone against Arsenal and Will still go against Arsenal in the future.
    But it’s not peculiar to Arsenal.
    Every club will face the same decisions this season.
    Claiming that the refs want to see Arsenal put down is just clutching at straws.
    Let’s talk about the team and we need to make things better.
    Blaming the refs all the time will not make us win the league anytime sooner, but focusing on our strengths and addressing weaknesses will.

  • Stephen, you say, “But it’s not peculiar to Arsenal.
    Every club will face the same decisions this season.”

    We have presented a lot of evidence on this site, not least the 160 games analysis last season, to show that different clubs are treated differently. And your assertion in response is two sentences without any evidence. That’s ok, of course, you can hold that view, but it seems untenable to me.

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Ladies, if you come across a Man who is smart, hot, humble, educated, financially secure, passionate and patient, great at fixing things around the house and he’s not materialistic, loves you like you are the only girl in the world and watches you whilst you are applying your make up while listening to every word you say…

    Then, please be assured that the WEED you have just smoked is of superior quality.

    * This also can be applicable to those who believe that their country have the best players , top referees and honest journos .
    Most of us don’t partake in that shit !

  • Brickfields Gunners

    Sign at a doctor’s office –
    ‘Those who have already self diagnosed their symptoms on GOOGLE and just want a second opinion , please check YAHOO .Com. ‘

  • Menace

    Stephan
    17/09/2017 at 10:30 pm You are obviously qualified (or deluded) to assess my opinion. I unlike many on here call the FA & PGMOL corrupt. I believe that keeping a bunch of officials without open competition & transparency to oversee a multi billion pound game is the height of corruption. The use of my tax to subsidise these unelected charletans is further abuse as they do not report to any public body.

    It is pretty obvious that the PGMOL officials are not fit for purpose as they continually make mistakes (deliberate or otherwise) that impact clubs in huge financial volumes. If this level of error was tolerated in medicine there would be an outcry let alone several deaths.

    Watching a game of football is complex as some of the runs & dummies create space & time that is critical for the ball carrier. Officials need to monitor all aspects of the game including off the ball incidents. I have rarely seen (in recent times) an official in the EPL stop a game to penalise an off the ball incident. Yet the game has a lot more incidents breaching the Laws. There are those that argue that good officiating is allowing the game to flow & ignoring ‘little fouls’. I feel that all fouls should be pointed to, even if they are not going to be penalised as advantage. If Rugby officials can talk through the game, there is no reason Football officials cannot do a similar job. There is absolutely no reason for radio communication between officials to be kept private. Transparency must exist in sporting competition.

  • Josif

    Truth to be told, I thought Oliver did a great job yesterday, apart from a few things (he spent too much time explaining Conte why Luiz’ attempt of murder is a red card offence). Mustafi was clearly offside – I held my celebration a bit as I had noticed Mustafi was a bit ahead of the Chelsea back-line. Two biggest calls of the day – Mustafi’s disallowed goal and Luiz’ direct red card – were called correctly and he didn’t hesitate to give yellow cards either. If we had yesterday’s Oliver in the seasons when we couldn’t avoid Martin Atkinson or Mike Dean at Stamford Bridge, number of red cards at Chelsea account would have been bigger and number of red cards at our account would have been much smaller.

    That being said, I don’t who was the first idiot to coin the phrase: “Everything evens out at the end” but whoever that person is, I hope he is frying in hell right now for the crime of supporting intellectual laziness.

    Hannibal, if your hypothesis is correct, then you have an evidence for your claim that everything evens out at the end. The questions your evidence has to answer are:

    1.Have we had a case of two wrong red card decisions in the same minute going our way since 2015?

    2.Have Chelsea had a case of two wrong red card decisions in the same minute going against them since 2015?”

  • ARSENAL 13

    From When on did supporting ARSENAL require you to be politically correct??!!!!…..

    We are gooners and our bias is towards ARSENAL. We look at games from ARSENAL’s perspective. And those who want us to be politically correct please look elsewhere.

    Since you guys already feel this site is fecking negative and gloomy, why not use your time on some positive bright blogs instead..?

  • As always the AAA are never on our side lose, draw or win. Leaving the morons behind I was very pleased with the S.S sky shit introduction of a former ref to explain the shit they bring in a beautiful game. I think Tony and someone else talked about this sometime back. I laughed my ass off as the former ref eate shit I wish they had brought an active ref not a retired one. This will be great to see how these fellars eat their own puke. Drolly Peter(sp) is this guy human? Do they go back and hear what they have been saying after their commentry its disgusting.

  • On the performances, Arsenal everything but the killer instinct, but very cxlose to it. Blues, well he asked for discipline and got…… lucky! We deserved to win, sorry but we should have won, but I’ll take 0-0 unbeaten in 3, but no longer a 7/7, six in seven or I quit reading UA! Could you imagine that, really!?

    The good part is, Luiz is missing for Forest, Stoke and City 😀 But will have the chance to be rash as all hell likely against Athletico.

    Next up the 2 home affairs, must wins, a quick trip to Serbia to solidify top spot in El group before we return home to open Oct with a game against Brighton. Who by now will be acclimatising to the League and losing their comfort in winning in Championship

    But he was awarded the Man of the Match trophy for his all-round play, as he covered more distance than any other player (12.34km) and completed 42 of his 51 passes. It was an energetic, determined and stubborn performance that was at the core of Arsenal’s best away display of the season so far.

    integral to the game, please turn to the article on UA entitled •Chelsea on track to get 23 red cards this season and Arsenal to get 53 yellows. For my explanation in support of Menace’s second comment:

    Bloggs – no point watching a curtain rather than the actors. The actors play the game & the refs try to create a curtain to hide the truth. You watch what you want how you want & I’ll watch a football game.

    Hannibal – open your mind & see how Morata was pulling Mustafi by his shirt that was riding 6 inches above his shorts & Oliver didn’t see it. Yet a four inch square boot is sufficient to ‘prove’ Lacazette offside? The PGMOL & FA are cheats. They cheat our children of live football by selling our soul to TV. Games at 8pm & delayed by an hour are not exactly sport for families. Kids that watch sport that late will end up illiterate like some on here. Where is the next generation of footballers going to get the spark to play the game?

    When he’s right he’s right, Stephan, you are wrong. Opinion is entitlement, but it may not infringe on another’s equal right to have an opinion, or express it. However, you may lambast someone for having an opinion quagmire in manure if you like, just be sure it is well entrenched, or you have the necessary rhetoric to be wrong and seem right. Not that it’s a good thing, but it works, in terms of simply appearing right, for the sake of it.

    Brickfields; were it not for my heroic display and unwavering attacks on the big tree with my small axe (pray the slingshot is well placed at the giant ‘MANS’ noggin) I would have fulfilled almost all of these criteria.

    I flirt with other women, but honestly so; they become pliable (ushered towards good things only or case completing information The names Bond,, actually maybe more Bourne, no James Bourne :D) and it’s fun, she may do likewise in good taste and humour, I find it quite fascinating to observe someone trying and seemingly succeeding, but not having a chance in hell. Notably, got a ring but they took everything else, so stable and secure, we are no longer on the cusp of; to be striving for affluent. Hence the continuance.

    Ladies, if you come across a Man who is smart, hot, humble, educated, financially secure, passionate and patient, great at fixing things around the house and he’s not materialistic, loves you like you are the only girl in the world and watches you whilst you are applying your make up while listening to every word you say…

    Then, please be assured that the WEED you have just smoked is of superior quality.

    * This also can be applicable to those who believe that their country have the best players , top referees and honest journos .
    Most of us don’t partake in that shit !

    COYG

    Bricks, you are my joke guy for the blog page! 😀

  • Menace

    If a monkey is taught to pick bananas & apples, it will generally remember how to. So the ex PGMOL ref will still call the same fouls just like the monkey picks bananas.

    The use of a ref by broadcasters from elsewhere would make a difference. That’s why Walter & OMG Arsenal are special on this site. They are gooners so there is a bias but their approach to the Laws is refreshing.

    Mustafi was offside but that does not condone the offside decisions not given in the Watford game. I am talking about the same troop of PGMOL officials.

  • Sheworeayellowribbon

    The red card was way too late in the game to assist Arsenal and anyway giving a second yellow would have had the same effect without firing up Chelsea and their crowd with a sense of injustice and leading the referee to feel he had to give all subsequent decisions In Chelsea’s favour (Bellerin yellow card)

    What the red card actually achieved was to mean Chelsea lose their best defender for three matches rather than one. And who do they play in the third match. Only Manchester (offside doesn’t apply) City.

    There is always a reason behind decisions even when they seem to go in our favour.

  • Josif

    @Sheworeayellowribbon

    No, the direct red card was a correct choice because if the ref had issued a second yellow card, that would have meant Luiz’ potential leg-breaker was only a yellow card offence. It wasn’t.

    Bellerin’s yellow card was a tactical one. No attempt to play the ball but to break down a counter-attack from Chelsea. Good call, IMO.

    BTW, last season, Luiz should have been sent off v City at the Etihad. He wasn’t and Chelsea turned the game around…and not just that game.

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