5 things we learnt from Chelsea win over Arsenal: Mourinho is versatile, Chelsea have all the abilities to be the new-invincible, Welbeck was good - - - from an average bunch.
Posted by:Junaid EffendiPosted date: Sunday, October 05, 2014/comment : 0
In this early season fixture between the two London giants, it was Chelsea who overcome the Gunners as once again Jose Mourinho had the last laugh against Arsene Wenger. While last time the match happened on the Bridge was headlined by controversies, this match seemed streamline as far as the Referee’s booking list is concerned. Chelsea were the clear favourites after Eden Hazard converted the penalty and a Diego Costa lob over the Arsenal keeper sealed the match for Chelsea. Arsenal had their chances however they refused to capitalize.
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Here are the 5 things we learnt from this particular fixture:
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is versatile
Since starting the season dismantling the opponents in style, Jose Mourinho was back in his groove for which he is known around the globe. This Chelsea team looked like a contrast to the one that put 6 past Everton away from home however the result was the only thing similar between these two matches. And with a season to mark his Chelsea return, it looks like Mourinho has got his choice of players as Chelsea were better than Arsenal in all departments.
Chelsea have all the abilities to be the new-invincible
If you compare the Arsenal invincible team that eclipsed the Premier League with the current Chelsea side, there are lot of similarities in addition to the unbeaten run at the start of it. While Arsenal had muscular players like Thiery Henry in attack and Sol Campbell in their defense, Chelsea have same figures with Costa adding to it in the attack. This was visible in whole of today’s 90 minutes as Arsenal failed to run over the Chelsea side. So even if it is the start, but with fixtures like Manchester City and Arsenal behind them, there are only a few teams that can disturb the momentum of this Mourinho side.
Welbeck was good - - - from an average bunch
Apart from Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck who both played fairly good, big players like Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were absent in the match in terms of performance. It is always visible that teams like Chelsea will attack the lack of physicality of Arsenal, still Arsenal fell to this trap once again as players like Nemanja Matic and Gary Cahill proved their worth once again. Apart from the missed chances when the score was still 1-0, there were only a few positives for Arsenal which were not utilized in the right way.
Record remains intact as far as Mourinho is concerned
It was the 12thside Mourinho has faced Arsene Wenger, and the result remains the same as far as Mourinho is concerned. Although he started his spell late in the English football in comparison to that of the French manager Wenger, still Mourinho has always an upper edge in terms of psychological battle. So 12 out of 12 with more still to come. Best of Luck Mr. Wenger for future.
Ozil again absent in an important match
Since signing for Arsenal last summer, Mesut Ozil has failed to perform in important games and that is the reason why Arsenal have won just one out of the 7 fixtures against the top 4 sides. Although Chelsea were dominant as the score-card simply suggested at the end of match, Arsenal have had their fair share of possession however in those areas where they seemed to threaten Chelsea. The reason for creating less or no straight out chances were the absence of their start signatures as both Sanchez and Ozil failed to perform with Ozil was down the tunnel.