Arsenal 0 - Chelsea 0: Initial reaction and community rating form

Shaun Botterill

We've had two trips to the Emirates this season and have yet to concede a goal

As soon as we saw what the weather in London was doing today, I'm sure many of us half expected a scoreless draw. While Chelsea generally looked the more likely side to score, in the end the scoreless draw is what we ended up with.

While a win would have been quite a bit more fun, a point from this fixture is certainly a decent outcome. That leaves us two points adrift after 17 games, not a bad position to be in with January reinforcements to come. We'll have the full match report up for you in a bit, but for now here are a few thoughts on the game:

  • I was fairly pleased when I saw the squad this evening, given the 80 mph winds and waterlogged pitch. The one place I wasn't thrilled was the inclusion of Fernando Torres, as I thought Demba Ba would have been perfect for a sloppy, error filled game.
  • Say what you will about Mourinho's 'negative' tactics to start the game, but Chelsea were the only side to create anything of note in the first half.
  • It will be interesting to see whether or not the FA decide to take a closer look at the Mikel tackle from the first half. I'll be very curious to see what Mike Dean had to say about it.
  • Arsene Wenger should probably look into velcro or snaps, as the zipper continues to trouble him.
  • Mike Dean did a terrible job of keeping control of the game, something that seems to be the case anytime an official tries to 'let the players play'.

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