Sunday 6 November 2022

Chelsea 0-0 Arsenal (half time)

The sight of Jesus with anguish on his face is becoming commonplace, and was seen once again, as the Brazilian's goal drought continued in the first 45 minutes at Chelsea.

After that, the next most common sight is Saka's socks ripped to shreds, but this time the England international reacted to a naughty tackle and earned himself a booking in the process.

Zinchenko was welcomed back in the starting line-up, but looked rustier than we've ever seen before. This was exemplified by his foul throw and a couple of poor passes.

Overall, Arsenal dominated Chelsea, but didn't manage a shot on target.

Will they rue those missed chances? We'll see.

Of course, there's a chance of a red card too. Aubamayeng's vicious foul on White could have been punished more severely, but instead both teams finished the first half with 11. I won't be surprised, if someone has an early bath in this hard-fought 'local derby'.

Ramsdale 7 - solid, so far
White 8 - two shots, both wide
Saliba 9 - majestic
Gabriel 8 - odd dodgy pass
Zinchenko 7 - rusty
Saka 7 - getting frustrated
Odegaard 8 - picking up the ball in dangerous areas
Partey 9 - dominant, so far
Xhaka 8 - useful at both ends
Martinelli 8 - not enough shots
Jesus 7 - needs a goal.

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