Premier League: Three things we learned from Chelsea v Arsenal

The Gunners were battered 3-1 by The Blues at Stamford Bridge

1. Late Giroud strike sees three punters beat odds of 175/1

That gorgeous bastard was at it again! While his side were getting mauled worse than any action you’ll see in the Six Nations today, Olivier Giroud was still doing his business in front of goals.

Having cleverly called that Chelsea full back Marcos Alonso would net first, three of our punters were waiting for a single Arsenal strike to land the 175/1 scorecast of The Blues also claiming a 3-1 victory as the game ticked into injury time.

Sure as he’s got a future Calvin Klein contract waiting for him when he retires, the Frenchman delivered a header that didn’t even mess up his perfect hair. What a beauty!


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2. Arsenal’s title challenge is dead

After losing to Watford in midweek, Arsenal trailed Chelsea at the top of the Premier League by an almost unassailable nine points.

If that put The Gunners league winning hopes on life support, then today’s result will most certainly have killed off any hopes Arsene Wenger had of claiming the title for fourth time.

No doubt fans are queuing around the block to take pot shots at Wenger on Arsenal TV – they’ve even resorted to diss tracks seeking his removal for goodness sake – but these are worrying times for the Frenchman and his outfit were firmly taught a lesson by The Blues today.

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3. Hazard lights up just when Chelsea needed him

With nine Premier League goals to his name heading into today’s contest, Arsenal should have been well aware of the threat of Eden Hazard.

Instead they were utterly bewitched by the Belgian as he settled the game with one of the goals of the season in the second half, his first time on the scoresheet in 2017.

Hazard picked the ball inside his own half in the 53rd minute and took off on a weaving run, he swatted Francis Coquelin along the way to get himself inside the box.

Neither Laurent Koscielny or Shkodran Mustafi could get a boot on him in there and he proceeded to pile the misery on The Gunners by slotting past Cech in the Arsenal goal.

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