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Arsenal - Chelsea
International Champions Cup - 2 August 2018
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So there we go. Chelsea played well for half an hour, Arsenal played well for an hour, and earned their equaliser. I'm not sure either of these sides will do much when the real stuff starts, but both have some decent options going forward.
Chelsea 5-6 Arsenal
Iwobi scores! Arsenal have beaten Chelsea! Who saw that coming with 30 seconds of injury-time remaining?
Chelsea 5-5 Arsenal
Loftus-Cheek misses! Cech saves! He goes right, the kick isn't in the corner, and now Iwobi can win it...
Chelsea 5-5 Arsenal
Ozil telegraphs his kick into the bottom left, then plants it in the corner with intense ease.
Chelsea 5-4 Arsenal
Piazon pauses, Cech dives, Piazon rolls.
Chelsea 4-4 Arsenal
Maitland-Niles ambles up and cracks high into the net - unsaveably so.
Chelsea 4-3 Arsenal
Emerson punches down the middle as Cech dives out of the road.
Chelsea 3-3 Arsenal
Nice from Guezdouzi, who calmly slots into the bottom left as Balka goes the right way.
Chelsea 3-2 Arsenal
These penalties are great; Moses pauses and with Cech frozen, passes into the bottom right.
Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal
Nelson jiggles his thighs in the run-up, feints, pauses, and stirkes into the bottom left as Balka goes the wrong way.
Chelsea 2-1 Arsenal
Abraham smacks into the bottom left.
Chelsea 1-1 Arsenal
Lacazette waits for Balka to go right and then rolls into the opposite corner.
Chelsea 1-0 Arsenal
Drinkwater nails it down the middle and Cech can only palm into the net.
Arsenal were good in the second half; they were good from about the 25-minute mark. Chelsea were good before that, and useless after that.
Agianst Atletico, Arsenal scored one out of four; perhaps they're now acclimatised to the immense pressure of the whatever this competition is called.
Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea - penalties it is.
GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea (Lacazette) Arsenal have earned this. Ozil plays a luscious little oblique pass outside him for Nelson, whose low, belted cross is caressed home by Lacazette, five yards out.
Marcin Balka, what a man! Lovely from Arsenal again, Lacazette turning inside his man and zetzing a low shot that the keeper kicks away
Arsenal win a corner down the right which goes short to Iwobi, and he drifts a cross towards the far post, meeting the run of Sokratis, who heads wide.
There'll be three additional minutes, and Chelsea start them by breaking ... but Loftus-Cheek misses both Moses and Abraham with his attempted through-pass.
Creidt to Arsenal, they've kept at it and have had chances to equalise - several of them.
Nelson does well down the right, beating Ampadu on the outside, but at the line he can't decide what to do and so checks, beating himself as the ball dribbles into touch.
Arsenal keep at it though and Chambers, again down the right, is well found by Ozil. His cross is good too, and Iwobi meets it, but though he gets good contact, he doesn't quite time his finish and Bulka pulls off a fine save.
Arsenal have gone a little quiet, but here they come again, Chambers doing nicely to advance down the right and cut inside for Nelson, only for him to thrash a cross at no one.
Hudson-Odoi drags back and away from Guendouzi, who barges through him anyway, doing well to escape a caution.
Zappacosta moves down the right and crosses to near post, but Abraham doesn't make a run across Chambers, for which he is chastised when Chambers clears.
Chambers replaces Bellerin.
'A lot of people might've been hoping to see Robert Green" - er, who?
Beautiful from Arsenal,Ozil pouncing on an error from Christensen to feed Lacazette at inside-left. He cuts inside beautifully, using the outside of his boot to nutmeg Christensen, then opens his body to pass a finish into the corner ... except he sends it just wide!
Chelsea could barely have done less this half. They've hardly got the ball out to Hudson-Odoi, and in midfield, Jorginho has been anonymous.
I'm fairly sure the stadium announcer just introduced Alexander Lacazetty.
Iwobi pokes square for Ozil, who flicks for Aubameyang, but Ampadu does really well to close down and block his shot.
Maitland-Niles replaces Kolasinac.
Kolasinac fouls Moses, then decides he's not fit enough to continue. Steve Bould takes some notes; perhaps he's writing his memoirs.
Iwobi attacks Zappacosta, looking to go outside him, but he shows him far too much of the ball and an extended foot confiscates it from him.
Arsenal continue probing, and Iwobi drags a shot straight at Caballero.
Nice build-up play from Arsenal, which ends with Mkhitaran shooting from just outside the box; Christensen gets a deflection on it, and Caballero saves easily enough at his near post.
Arsenal bring on Iwobi for Smith Rowe.
Christensen hits a long one overr the top and Dirnkwater is in! Great defending Arsenal! But they're saved by an incorrectly-flourished linesman's flasg.
Alonso hits a long ball to no one, indicating that Morata ought to be where it is.
My stream drops out, but returns in time for me to see a replay of Smith Rowe pouncing on an error from Azpilicueta and shooting, only for Azpilicueta to recover well and block behind. The corner comes to nowt.
Hudson-Odoi curls in a fantastic low cross, looking for Morata, but Cech dives at his feet to block behind ... and again the corner, this time taken by Pedro, picks out Rudiger who arrives onto it with Smith Rowe struggling, only to power his header just wide.
Mkhitaryan blazes forward and rolls a pass outside him onto which Ozil races, taking the ball away from Drinkwater but subsequently unable to get around it to put it back in the middle.
Chelsea have barely had a kick this half, which is odd given they replaced Fabregas with Drinkwater.
Nice from Elneny, lifting a ball over the top for Smith Rowe, and it looks for a second like he might get to it, but Cabellero charges out to head clear.
Does Steve Bould think he might be needed on the pitch?
Kolasinac looks to have recovered from his collision with Caballero.
Aubameyang pops up down the right, but really he needs to stay in the width of the box and look to work in that space, because Arsenal have no presence there besides him.
Nice from Arsenal, getting the ball into Aubameyang down the left side of ther box. He looks to fix Azpilicueta with a drag-back, but the defender is wise to the ruse and forces him back to Smith Rowe, who can make nothing of it.
Two changes for Chelsea: Christensen replaces Luiz and Drinkwater replaces Fabregas.
Off we go again.
Chelsea started very well but Arsenal forced their way into an entertaining game around the 25-minute mark, and ought really to have scored. The second half might just be decent.
Half-time: Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea
There'll be one added minute.
More good play from Arsenal, opening a shooting lane for Smith Rowe just outside the box - he's playing really well now - but he doesn't trust himself to shoot, opening his body to roll a pass for Mkhitaryan, who can't quite gather.
Nice from Arsenal, Mkhitaryan rolling wide for Bellerin on the overlap. Caballero flaps at his cross, but Aubameyang can't contort his body to head home. The ball, though is dropping to Kolasinac who doesn't trust himself to hit it first time and instead tries to work space by beating Azpilicueta. The inevitable ensues.
Hudson-Odoi has been electric, and he and Fabregas are enjoying one another. one clipped ball over the top, between Bellerin and Mustafi, is enough to stick him through .. but Cech smothers the shot and Mustafi heads clear when it rears up subsequently.
This made me laugh.
Lovely from Arsenal, Guendouzi sweeping out to Kolasinac who finds Smith Rowe ahead of him. As he makes his way forward, a return backheel plays him back in, but a heavy touch sees him clattered by Caballero. A spell on the ground follows, but he looks fine now.
Smith Rowe makes his way down the right and crosses ... but too hard and too sliced, the ball drifting behind. Arsenal have been much improved these last 15 minutes.
Guendouzi makes space outside the box and drag-drills a zooter just wide of the near post.
*misses in hilarious fashion form three yards out.
Hudson-Odoi is giving Bellerin an absolute going-over, teasing him again before finding Morata to predictably little avail.
And here come Arsenal again! They've woken up! Cech finds Smith Rowe, who finds Ozil, who runs through midfield and moves the ball right to Mkhitaryan. And what a pass he picks, a swift, low diag for Aubameyang ... all he has to do is tap home, but he loses the path of it because of how many defenders it bypasses, and kicks fresh air. it's pretty funny, I'll give him that.
Much better from Arsenal, Mkhitaryan driving at the Chelsea box from inside-right and finding Aubameyang ... but the ball's slightly behind him, so goes wide for Elneny whose cross is kicked away by Rudiger.
This is a bit better from Arsenal, who are running harder and passing with a bit more authority.
My stream drops out, but returns just in time for me to see Smith Rowe bend a shot over the bar from just outside the box.
You live and learn. Apparently, Petr Cech still wears his head protector because he's a triplet and triplets have weaker skulls than non-triplets.
I wonder if Nelson or Maitland-Niles might've been a better change than Smith Rowe, because Arsenal really lack energy at the moment.
Hudson-Odoi is doing all he can to nail down a spot in the team. He's fast obviously, but he also has a decent eye for a pass and a run.
Morata is hilarious. Hudson-Odoi plays him in, and zoning in from the left, he buries his shot in Cech's legs. He despises finishing.
Er, not sure they're checking Twitter at the moment.
Hudson-Odoi drives into the box again and cuts away from Bellerin to make an angle for the shot, which is blocked clear by Kolasinac.
Aubameyang and Ozil have barely had a kick here. I'm not sure how Arsenal expected to get a kick with the midfield they've put out.
Hudson-Odoi is looking handy, and he crosses for Morata, who heads into Mustafi and behind. The corner comes to nothing.
Morata celebrates the birth of his twins by ramming a crap penalty low and close to Cech, of course he does; Cech saves easily enough.
PENALTY CHELSEA! Alonso sticks Hudson-Odoi into space and he cuts inside, running at Bellerin, then goes outside as the slide comes in; he allows it to level him, very slowly, and that's an easy call for the ref.
The game is picking up pace, Chelsea looking the more confident outfit as you'd expect given Arsenal's midfield of Elneny, Guendouzi and Smith Rowe. I wonder if Ozil will move in there - to what end, I'm not certain.
Nice from Chelsea, Fabregas finding Pedro just outside the box and proceeding into it to collect a cleverly cut back return. But he can't turn his body to shoot, so instead pokes at Morata who's offside.
Arse nbal put a move together, Guendouzi spreading the ball wide and Kolasinac tanking towards the line, but his touch is heavy and his cut-back can't find any of his mates in the box.
The commentator says "appree-see-ated".
Arsenal have shown nothing in attack yet.
GOAL! Arsenal 0-1 Chelsea (Rudiger) Fabregas takes the corner down the right and clips it towards the near post where Rudiger, unmarked - Smith Rowe is the nearest defender, so perhaps he was Ramsey's man - heads firmly home.
Lovely from Hudson-Odoi, spinning and dashing in behind to receive Alonso's pass before laying back for Fabregas. He spanks a rising shot, which Cech shovels behind.
Chelsea progress down the left and Hudson-Odoi flicks a pass for the overlapping Alonso, but he set off too fast so up goes the flag.
It's pretty sedate as we learn that Ramsey felt something in the warm-up so has been replaced by Smith Rowe - he of the lovely goal against Atletico and the new contract as of yesterday.
The referee is 38 years-old and from Monaghan, now that you ask.
Off we pootle!
It's pleasant in Dublin.
I can't stop looking at that Arsenal defence, and for that reason, I've decided that I fancy Chelsea. I've not seen much of Sokratis, but I have been told to be pleased that he wasn't signed by my team. We shall see, but one can only applaud the expertise of Sven Mislintat for uncovering him, along with two other players who he worked with at Dortmund.
Excuse me, some light coverage issues showed themselves, but we're all good now.
So what does a good season look like for these two? They'll want top four and something in the Cups, but I'm not sure I can see the former. Chelsea won't score enough goals at the crucial moments and won't immediately adapt to what Sarri wants from them, while Arsenal just don't have enough reliable players.
As for Chelsea, the reprieved David Luiz begins his 40,651th attempt to prove that he can handle playing in a two, whole Ross Barkley gets a go in midfield. His ability to run with the ball is rare, but whether he'll ever find the discipline and nous to go with it, we still don't know. Behind him, meanwhile, Jorginho will pass the ball short and receive it back lots, while I'm looking forward to seeing how Callum Hudson-Odoi does down the left.
Things to note about the these line-ups:
Arsenal pair Sokratis with Mustafi - I'm not sure if this will make the new kid look good or look bad. They also field the only formation that, realistically allows Ramsey, Aubameyang, Ozil and Mkhitaryan all to start, which means no Lacazette. I suppose in easier games, Ozil and Ramsey could play in midfield, but I'm not sure Unai Emery is cavalier enough for that.
As far as pre-season friendlies go, this is a good one: two sides with new managers and plenty to prove. Let's have some teams...
Evening all and welcome to (virtual) Dublin (where else) for Arsenal v Chelsea!