Chelsea – Arsenal: Substitutes Set Up Snatch And Grab (2-2)

A peaking process primed Arsenal for an away victory at Stamford Bridge for the fourth year on the spin. However, the man that upset the usual order in North London is already working his magic in the capital and brought the guests back with a bump down from heady heights. Not for the first time, the favorites will be thankful for the last phase of a clash being their bailout.

Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.

Chelsea are still muddling through a future beyond the ruins of Roman's empire. One of the most chaotic (and costliest) cases of squad construction in our times produced their worst finish in the Premier League since 1994. Five points from six fixtures signaled further frustration for fans at the club, but not all the development on the field had been doom and gloom. So can six goals from two straight victories before the international break brace the Blues for the trials coming close into view?

The first challenge was the visit of the opponent that painted London red last season. Arsenal amassed 32 points out of a possible 36 against other outfits from the capital city. Yet, the firepower ran short in the final furlong, and the guests set about an assault on the summit again . . .

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