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Arsenal vs Chelsea summary: score, goals, highlights, Premier League 2021/22

Soccer Football - Premier League - Arsenal v Chelsea - Emirates Stadium, London, Britain - August 22, 2021 Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their first goal with Reece James REUTERS/David Klein EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized a

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea: as it happened

FT: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

First half goals from Lukaku and James give Chelsea all three points at the Emirates. Chelsea have been totally dominant and fully deserve the win. 

Mendy clears an Arsenal ball into the box and that will be that.


There will be 3 minutes at the end of the 90'


OFF Havertz

ON Werner


Havertz tries to squeeze it under Leno. The German keeper manages to save it. So close to being 3 for Chelsea!


Chelsea change:

OFF Mount

ON Ziyech


Lukaku finds Mount, his shot from the edge of the area is deflected and stopped by Leno, who has had a busy few minutes. 

Zappacosta will leave Chelsea and will join Serie A side Atalanta.



Leno saves superbly to keep Lukaku's header out. 


Thankfully James is now back on his feet after getting attention from the Chelsea medical staff.


Reece James is down for Chelsea. 

Kanté comes on to add even more energy to Chelsea's midfield.


Chelsea change:

OFF Kovacic 

ON Kanté


Lukaku picks out James on the edge of the box. The effort is deflected out for a Chelsea corner. Arsenal can't get near Lukaku.  


The ball falls to Kovacic and he blasts it over the bar. Holding has to do better there at the back. Arsenal are struggling to find a goal and it remains 0-2 to Chelsea.


ON Nuno Tavares

OFF Tierney


Tierney is down for Arsenal...


Aubameyang shoots on the turn! It's straight into Mendy's arms. 0-2


Arsenal change:

OFF Saka

ON Aubameyang


Azpilicueta picks out Lukaku in the box, he manages to get a touch on it before it heads out for a corner. Lukaku gives Chelsea a real focal point. 0-2



Great effort by Saka from 20 yards. Mendy flicks it over the bar.


Havertz has a shot in the box blocked by Holding. Nice feet to buy himself a yard but it's well defended. 


Chelsea have flown out of the traps here with Lukaku causing more havoc.

Neither side has made any changes at the break. 

Chelsea were excellent in the first half and lead through goals from Lukaku and James. 


Chelsea get us underway!

The players make their way out for the second half.

HT: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

There will be two minutes added on at the end of the 45'

The run comes down at the Emirates now. The sun was shining 15 minutes ago!


Saka goes down in the box after been bundled over by James. Arsenal appeal for a penalty but it's waved on. 


Mount beats Mari all ends up, before clipping it into the box. Havertz just misses the cross. 0-2


Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea work it from left to right. Mount picks out James on the right hand side of the box and the right-back fires a rocket past Leno to give his side a 2-goal lead. 



Reece JAMES makes it two!


Sambi shoots from the edge of the box and it whizzes over the Chelsea bar. 


Lukaku has shown his class from the get-go. A very different forward to Werner - he is a true No.9 - playing off the last man and is causing the Arsenal defence many problems this evening. 


Chelsea chance!

They attack so quickly. Reece James lays it off to Mount but his blocked shot goes out for a corner. Chelsea are growing in confidence now and looking like a team that are European champions.



The Belgian rises highest but he can't keep his header down and it flies over the bar. 


Arsenal have been the better team so far. Arteta will be disappointed with the goal conceded but there is a long way to go here in London. 

The pressure is off Lukaku now. He's back with a bang and will be feeling super confident after scoring into the empty net. 

Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea

It's Lukaku for Chelsea on a his second debut. He always scores on his debut and he does it against the run of play here.



Lukaku scores!


Chelsea are under some pressure here against the hosts. Pepe shows Alonso a clean pair of heels down the right wing and works a ball back inside. Sambi Lokonga has looked impressive so far in the Arsenal engine room. He has settled well since arriving from Anderlecht this summer.


Chelsea deal with a whipped cross from Tierney down the left wing. Sambi plays it back out to Tierney but Alonso is there to clear the danger. Good start by Arsenal. 0-0


Arsenal are pressing Chelsea's back three quite highly. Chelsea will have their work cut out trying to shift it into midfield from deep. Martinelli is the lone striker for the Gunners this evening. 


Mount fouls Xhaka and it's a free to Arsenal.


Xhaka is down for Arsenal. He's dives across bravely to block a Chelsea shot and takes a blow to the head. 


Smith Rowe shoots!

Saka knocks it down to Smith Rowe, who strikes from the edge of the box, but it's straight at Mendy.


Arsenal are wearing their traditional red and white kit and play from left to right. Chelsea are in their all blue kit. 

Arsenal get us underway at the Emirates!

The teams make their way out onto the pitch. 

Arsenal vs Chelsea

Chelsea have only won three of their last 14 games against Arsenal in all competitions.

Saka starts

Kick-off at the Emirates is just 10 minutes away!


Martinelli warms up at the Emirates

Photo: Reuters / David Klein

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