Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal: Gabriel scores as Gunners return to Premier League


Gabriel has scored 10 goals for Arsenal, 10 of them coming from corners

Arsenal returned to the top of the Premier League as Gabriel’s close-range finish earned Chelsea victory at Stamford Bridge.

Gabriel headed the ball over the line in the 63rd minute after the hosts failed to deal with Bukayo Sako’s right-wing corner to give the Gunners a deserved lead.

They created the best chances in an empty net, but Gabriel Martinelli shot over the bar and Gabriel Jesus missed a header.

Chelsea, with former Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ineffective against his former club, struggled to create clear-cut chances and are now without a win in four Premier League games.

Arsenal lost top spot on Saturday when 10-man Manchester City beat Fulham 2-1 thanks to Erling Haaland’s winning penalty in the fifth minute of extra time, but the victory moves them two points clear of Pep Guardiola after 13 games.

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The eleven

Chelsea

training 4-2-3-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 28SubtletyBooked in 51 minutes
  • 14ChalobahBooked in 60 minutes
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 32cucurella
  • 12Loftus-Cheekreplaced byKovacicin 78′minutes
  • 5jorginho
  • 17sterlingBooked in 89 minutes
  • 29Havertzreplaced byGallagherin 64′minutesBooked in 85 minutes
  • 19the mountainreplaced byPulisicin 78′minutes
  • 9AubameyangBooked in 27 minutesreplaced byNumbersin 64′minutes

replacements

  • 8Kovacic
  • 10Pulisic
  • 13Bettinelli
  • 18Numbers
  • 20Zakaria
  • 22Ziyech
  • 23Gallagher
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 67the hall

Arsenal

training 4-3-3

  • 1Ramsdale
  • 4WhiteBooked in 80 minutes
  • 12a cross
  • 6Gabriel
  • 35Zinchenkoreplaced byTierneyin 78′minutes
  • 8Ødegaardreplaced byElnenyin 87′minutes
  • 5the party
  • 34Xhaka
  • 7OfBooked in 42 minutes
  • 9gabriel jesus
  • 11Martinellireplaced byholdingin 90+4′minutes

replacements

  • 3Tierney
  • 14Nketiah
  • 16holding
  • 17Cédric Soares
  • 21Fábio Vieira
  • 23Sambi Nursing
  • 24Nelson
  • 25Elneny
  • 30Turner

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