Arsenal returned to the top of the standings after beating Chelsea 3-1 –

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Jakarta ( – Arsenal returned to the top of the standings after beating Chelsea 3-1 in Matchday 34 of the English Premier League, which was titled the London derby at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday morning WIB.

Martin Odegaard scored two goals in this match and the other goal was scored by Gabriel Jesus. Meanwhile, Chelsea could only reduce the lag in the second half through Noni Madueke’s goal.

The three additional points have made Arsenal rise to first place in the standings with 78 points from 34 matches, two points ahead of Manchester City in second place, who have only played 32 times.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are getting worse off in 12th position with 39 points. Frank Lampard has yet to win in six Premier League matches since returning to coach his former club, the Premier League’s official website notes.

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Arsenal immediately appeared to play aggressively and did not let Chelsea develop their game.

The home team almost took the lead in the fourth minute, Cesar Azpilicueta’s backpass headed towards Granit Xhaka. However, goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga was still able to throw the ball away.

Arsenal threatened again in the 15th minute, Leandro Trossard provided a cross in front of goal which Gabriel Jesus met with his shot. Unfortunately, Kepa still manages to push over.

Chelsea conceded three minutes later through Martin Odegaard. Chaka’s cross was struck by Odegaard with his volley in the penalty box which Kepa failed to save.

Chelsea only created a dangerous chance in the 25th minute through Ben Chilwell’s shot from close range, but Aaron Ramsdale managed to keep the ball away.

Odegaard scored his second goal in the 30th minute. Trossard laid the ball to Xhaka who then crossed in which Odegaard finished with his left footed shot.

Just three minutes later, Arsenal increased their lead to 3-0 following the chaos that occurred in front of the Chelsea goal, which saw the ball rebound from Xhaka’s kick being kicked in by Gabriel Jesus.

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Despite winning three goals, Arsenal did not relax their pressure in the second half.

Chelsea’s goal almost conceded again in the 50th minute when a Trossard corner was headed in by Gabriel, but Thiago Silva was still alert to throw the ball in front of the goal line.

Chelsea finally reduced the score to 1-3 in the 64th minute when Noni Madueke broke free from Oleksandr Zinchenko’s markings and pulled a ball across at the far post which Madueke greeted straight away by finding the back of the Ramsdale net.

Player lineup
Arsenal (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, Jakub Kiwior, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko (Kieran Tierney 73′); Martin Odegaard, Jorginho, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka (Reiss Nelson 74′), Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard (Gabriel Martinelli 79′).

Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell; N’Golo Kante, Enzo Fernandez (Mykhailo Mudryk 71′), Mateo Kovacic; Noni Madueke (Hakim Ziyech 79′), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Kai Havertz 70′), Raheem Sterling (Conor Gallagher 71′)

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Reporter: Hendri Sukma Indrawan
Editor: Aditya Eko Sigit Wicaksono


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