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Full time: Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal

peep! Arsenal level on points with fourth-placed Spurs after a madcap win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have now lost their last three home games, conceding 11 goals in the process, while Arsenal have ended their three-match losing streak. It was a deserved win: Chelsea dominated possession throughout, but Arsenal were always a threat at half-time and created the best chances.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta celebrates the victory with his players.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta celebrates the victory with his players. Photograph: James Williamson/AMA/Getty Images
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka celebrates after the final whistle.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka celebrates after the final whistle. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC/Getty Images

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Tuchel speaks!

That’s all for tonight’s blog. Thank you for your company, good night!

here is that Arsenal penalty decision. Yes, I think I was wrong about that.

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2 – Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have scored more than 10 Premier League goals this season; only the third time two players aged 21 or under have done so for the same team in a campaign (Bridges & Kewell for Leeds at 99-00, Rooney & Ronaldo for Man Utd at 06-07). Jewels. pic.twitter.com/CeVp9fzTmX

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Meanwhile, there has been some late drama at Goodison Park. Read all about it with John Brewin.

Having seen a couple of replays, I’m less sure about that. Arsenal penalty fee. It seems that Saka grabbed Azpilicueta’s arm and dragged it across the abdomen, so Azpilicueta ended up with his back to the ball. I’d like to watch it again to be sure, and I doubt it changed the outcome, but I suspect I (and more importantly the VAR team) was wrong.

Full time: Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal

peep! Arsenal level on points with fourth-placed Spurs after a madcap win at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have now lost their last three home games, conceding 11 goals in the process, while Arsenal have ended their three-match losing streak. It was a deserved win: Chelsea dominated possession throughout, but Arsenal were always a threat at half-time and created the best chances.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta celebrates the victory with his players.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta celebrates the victory with his players. Photograph: James Williamson/AMA/Getty Images
Arsenal's Bukayo Saka celebrates after the final whistle.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka celebrates after the final whistle. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC/Getty Images

90+5 minutes Saka out, Lacazette in. She has been exceptional tonight.

That’s a lovely moment for Saka, who missed the decisive penalty against Italy in the Euro 2020 final. He went in the same direction this time, to his right, but Mendy crucially dove in the other direction.

Arsenal's Bukayo Saka scores his fourth goal from the penalty spot.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka scores his fourth goal from the penalty spot. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images/Reuters

GOAL! Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal (Saka 90+2)

Bukayo Saka seals a brilliant win for Arsenal!

90+1min Gabriel is booked for that little fight. I have no idea what Azpilicueta was complaining about, it was an absurd defense and a clear penalty. He was booked too.

90 min: PENALTY TO THE ARSENAL! Cedric crosses over to Saka, who is ridiculously mistreated by Azpilicueta. He wasn’t even looking at the ball. Jon Moss has no doubts, although the chelsea the players are furious and threaten to start before the penalty can be taken.

Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta fouls Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, resulting in a penalty.
Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta fouls Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, resulting in a penalty. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

87 minutes Werner runs down the left and tries to find Havertz in the middle. Holding does well to slide the ball back for a corner.

85 minutes Tavares shoots from about 50 meters, mainly to stop a chelsea counterattack.

85 minutes Mount puts a finger on the ball and then follows up to Cedric’s ankle. That seemed extremely painful, and eventually Jon Moss gives him a yellow card.

82 minutes Cedric bursts into the box from the right, with plenty of options, and then picks no one. Tavares recovers the loose ball and shoots wide to the near post. That was another good opportunity to Arsenalwho has been the greatest goal danger for much of the night.

81 minutes Other chelsea Change: Hakim Ziyech enters, Marcos Alonso leaves.

80 minutes Martinelli returns the ball to Saka, who slips while trying to retrieve the ball. He then gets to his feet and it looks like Sarr accidentally trips him, but Jon Moss shows no interest in awarding a penalty. There were no real appeals from the Arsenal players neither.

77 minutes In the last 10 minutes chelsea they have had 80 per cent of the possession. But in that time, Aaron Ramsdale has had to do the square root of the bastard.

75 minutes Mendy throws himself at Martinelli’s feet after a quick Arsenal break involving Saka and Cedric.

75 minutes Another change for Arsenal: Cedric replaces Emile Smith Rowe, which likely means a move to a back five.

74 minutes Arsenal are sitting pretty deep now, daring Chelsea to produce anything. So far they have not succeeded.

71 minutes Despite all of Chelsea’s possession, Arsenal’s defense looks relatively comfortable. Reece James’ crosses feel like the biggest threat.

70 minutes A change for Arsenal: Gabriel Martinelli replaces potential match winner Eddie Nketiah, who scored one in each half.

68 minutes A victory here would not take Arsenal above the Spurs, but would make them favorites to finish fourth. The main reason is that Spurs have yet to go to Anfield.

Arsenal's Rob Holding heads the ball away from a corner.
Arsenal’s Rob Holding heads the ball away from a corner. Photograph: James Williamson/AMA/Getty Images

67 minutes An upbeat effort from Werner goes all around. chelsea they have pushed James to right back, with Azpilicueta moving into the bottom three.

66 minutes Neither goalkeeper has made a save in this match. Five shots on goal, five goals.

65 minutes Arsenal rest and yellow card for Sarr for a foul on Saka.

64 min: Chance for Chelsea! James’ clumsy, wide cross is pushed by Ramsdale, but only to Alonso, whose shot is desperately blocked in the six-yard box by, I think, Gabriel.

62 minutes Alonso hits a rising shot that is blocked by Rob Holding, who is knocked down by the impact but bounces right to his feet.

60 minutes Chelsea makes its second change: Kai Havertz replaces the sadly anonymous Romelu Lukaku.

60 minutes Some of tonight’s defense has been flawed.

The poor Azpilicueta ball was put by Tavares, who fired a cross to Nketiah on the D. He controlled it beautifully on the spin, forcing Thiago to stretch for a last minute desperate tackle. The ball bounced off Sarr, Nketiah Y Kante before falling perfectly in love with Nketiah to push Mendy.

Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah scores his third goal beating Chelsea's Edouard Mendy.
Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah scores his third goal beating Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters
Eddie Nketiah walks away to celebrate after putting Arsenal ahead.
Nketiah walks away to celebrate after putting Arsenal ahead, much to the annoyance of the Chelsea defence. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP
Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring his team's third goal.
Nketiah receives congratulations from his teammates. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

GOAL! Chelsea-Arsenal 2-3 (Nketiah 57)

Eddie Nketiah gets his second!

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