And so here we are. Another 45 minutes (and thus, by definition, the remaining 45 as well) defined by refereeing errors. Arsenal have survived two nailed-on penalty shouts and still needed a goalline clearance to keep this at 0-0.
Chelsea, lining up without a recognized striker -- Oscar's generally the most striker-ish player -- are playing quite well. Solid in defense, mostly good on the counter (great work by Willian, arguably our best player in the half), and even with a decent bit of passy-passy possession. Outside of winning what should've been two penalties, Ramires had a great chance towards the end of the half to put the Blues.
And, just to help what's sure to be a discussion about the Cahill thing:
Reminder that no one actually knows what a handball is. (But come on that was a handball.) pic.twitter.com/TNaYLR77Gz— Michael Caley (@MC_of_A) April 26, 2015
So that was not "deliberate," the "distance" was very close, and it was not "hand-to-ball." Seen them given, of course, but as we're seeing with Michael Oliver today, just because a referee has decided it, that does not guarantee a good decision.
In any case, all even at the half. Come on Chelsea!