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Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea, Premier League: Post-match reaction

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Well, that was bad.

Kept a clean sheet in the second half!

  • The Cesc midfield experiment lasted 55 minutes (woohoo early sub!).  Conte then switched to a 3-4-3, with Alonso and Azpilicueta as wingbacks, Matic and Kante in the middle, and Hazard-Costa-Willian up front.  Hazard & Willian were later replaced by Pedro & Batshuayi, but Chelsea could not find a consolation goal.
  • Costa got a yellow for some unfathomable reason (existing?), which means he's a booking away from a one-match ban.
  • First Arsenal win over Chelsea in the league for half a decade.  Worst defeat to Arsenal since 1997 in terms of scoreline, though the 5-3 is still a bit painful.  Many selfies will be taken.
  • Chelsea winless in three in the Premier League, and remain on 10 points from 6 matches.  We need to figure this out, and quickly.  Still early in the season; but others are bounding ahead.
  • This one hurts.  There will be better days.
  • Be nice to each other.
  • Carefree.