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Chelsea Vs. Arsenal, Match Reaction: Good God That Was An Embarrassment

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29:  Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 29, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Robin van Persie of Arsenal celebrates scoring during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on October 29, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Well then. That sure was something. There are no positives to take out of this loss. Chelsea were abysmal defensively the whole match; their attack was similarly poor in the attacking half. Even Petr Cech had a terrible day, disappointing after his sublime performance against Everton. Yes, Chelsea scored three goals. That's good. But they conceded five, which... well, if you have the words for that, you're a much better writer than I.

Yes, it was uncharacteristic and a deeply weird game. John Terry's Slip v. II: This Time It Matters Less to give Arsenal the lead with three minutes to go was decidedly odd, but Juan Mata's lovely equaliser came after a foul by Romelu Lukaku (possibly evening up the ludicrous decision not to send off Wojciech Szczesny shortly after Andre Santos had scored Arsenal's second goal) so we can't really complain it wasn't deserved.

All in all, we were terrible. Absolutely terrible. Congratulations to Arsenal for being the better side on the day. It's a shame Chelsea couldn't rise to the occasion. And congrats, I suppose, to Frank Lampard for scoring Chelsea's 6,000th league goal early on. That header, if you'll remember, made it 1-0 Chelsea. Much happened since. 5-3 Arsenal. God. I have never seen a worse defensive performance from this team.