On Wednesday, the Chelsea vs Arsenal match saw a result not many were expecting from the Champions League finalists. Arsenal managed to edge past Chelsea even though Tuchel’s side had just won against league leaders Manchester City.
The Proceedings Of Chelsea Vs Arsenal
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager, said that he was the only one responsible for the home defeat in the Chelsea vs Arsenal match. He had made seven changes to his side from Sunday’s win at the Etihad Stadium. Sunday’s victory had delayed Manchester City’s champions’ title as well as boosting Chelsea’s chance for a finish in the top four.
However, the final of the FA Cup is coming up for Tuchel’s men against Leicester City on Sunday. As such, he kept in just four players for the Chelsea vs Arsenal match at the Emirates on Wednesday. The line-up was still strong. However, Jorginho made a mistake in the starting 45 minutes. This led to Emile Smith Rowe scoring the only goal of the Chelsea vs Arsenal match.
Chelsea dominated the possession statistics through the match and was denied twice by the woodwork in the dying moments of the game. However, an equalizer was out of Chelsea’s reach.
With the Chelsea vs Arsenal result, the Blues stayed at fourth place with 64 points. However, the loss will be a source of hope for their rivals to overtake them. The ones below them are West Ham, who has played one less game, with 58 points; and Liverpool with 57 points, who have played two games less.
Tuchel admitted that having to make these many changes angered him and was his fault. He said that he was not quite happy with the final line-up but it is also not possible to always be victorious. The Chelsea boss said that the side was not at their full potential on the day.