Much has been made of how effortlessly Chelsea dismantled Arsenal at Stamford Bridge yesterday, with the hosts never looking too bothered by any of Arsenal’s attacks. Whilst there were some moments when Arsenal could have made an impact on the game, they didn’t do well enough to convert them.
Much of this was down to how well organised Chelsea were at the back. They have been nearly impenetrable since switching to their 3-man defence and this was yet another solid defensive showing from Chelsea.
Bar Giroud’s last-minute consolation goal, the Blues defence were unfazed by most of the Gunners attackers.
This was especially true in the case of Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is the joint top-scorer in the Premier League alongside Chelsea hitman Diego Costa and should have posed more of a threat.
Amazingly, Chelsea were so well organised that Sanchez, such a danger around goal, never had a single touch inside the penalty area throughout the game.