Published: Mon, September 18, 2017
Medicine | By Rogelio Lindsey

Unusual for Chelsea to get another red card against Arsenal - Conte

Unusual for Chelsea to get another red card against Arsenal - Conte

After a sharp opening fifteen minutes from the hosts, Arsenal recovered to arguably have the better of the first 45 overall, culminating in Aaron Ramsey stumbling through the Chelsea defence before poking the ball onto the post.

Chelsea made a very bold move before their match with Arsenal on Sunday, by posting a short video clip of Marcos Alonso's goal in the game between the sides last season.

This is the first time Fabregas has started three Premier League games in-a-row since Antonio Conte took charge of Chelsea.

With three minutes left, David Luiz, under pressure from Sanchez, lunged into Kolasinac and referee Michael Oliver brandished a straight red. "It looks like it's a "good" groin problem - not an easy one", said Wenger.

"We have great respect for officials, but it is odd to finish a third game in a row against Arsenal with 10 men", Conte said.

'Hazard played very well, ' Conte said following the goalless draw. For sure, it's odd, no. "You need to see what happened before the tackle". Referee Michael Oliver did not take time to think about it, and decided straight away it was a risky tackle and thus brandished the Brazil defender with a straight red card. "With a bit more freedom we would have won the game".

Following today's result, the reigning Champions now have 10 points after five games, the same total we had at this stage a year ago. "Sometimes the opponent deserves a red card and instead they continue to play with 11 men".

Both sides had their chances and Arsenal even had a goal ruled out for offside.

"Both teams are great teams and I think it is a good draw". And while recent history at Wembley - which included FA Cup final and Community Shield victories - gave Arsenal more optimism than usual, playing at Chelsea's hostile home ground is always a daunting prospect for any team.

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