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Chelsea weather the storm at Arsenal

Published: Monday 23 December 2013, 23.02CET
Against a backdrop of wild wind and rain, Chelsea FC stifled London rivals Arsenal FC on Monday evening, allowing Liverpool FC to remain top of the Premier League.
Chelsea weather the storm at Arsenal
Chelsea's César Azpilicueta challenges Arsenal's Theo Walcott ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Monday 23 December 2013, 23.02CET

Chelsea weather the storm at Arsenal

Against a backdrop of wild wind and rain, Chelsea FC stifled London rivals Arsenal FC on Monday evening, allowing Liverpool FC to remain top of the Premier League.

Liverpool FC remain top of the Premier League after Arsenal FC were unable to break down a determined Chelsea FC side in the midst of a storm in London.

José Mourinho's side set out to stifle the Gunners from the off, but had by far the better chances of the first half. Ramires headed over before Eden Hazard laid the ball off for Frank Lampard, only for his effort to ping back off the underside of the crossbar. Wojciech Szczęsny saved from Fernando Torres, Per Mertesacker made a similarly key intervention and Willian fired at the goalkeeper before the break following a swift Hazard thrust.

With Chelsea happy to soak up pressure and hit on the counter, it took Arsenal until the latter stages of the second half to gain some meaningful purchase. Olivier Giroud passed up possibly the best chance of the night when he found the side-netting following Aaron Ramsey's fine ball over the defence, and Petr Čech was only called into action in the final minutes when he and John Terry combined to stop Giroud making amends for his earlier miss.

Last updated: 24/12/13 10.41CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 23/12/2013 22:53 CET

23/12/2013

ArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea

Venue: London

22/12/2013

SwanseaSwansea1-2EvertonEverton

Oviedo 70 (og)

Coleman 66, Barkley 84

Venue: Swansea

22/12/2013

SouthamptonSouthampton2-3TottenhamTottenham

Lallana 13, Lambert 59

Adebayor 25, 64, Hooiveld 54 (og)

Venue: Southampton

21/12/2013

Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-3NewcastleNewcastle

Cabaye 25, Gabbidon 39 (og), Ben Arfa 86 (P)

Venue: London

21/12/2013

FulhamFulham2-4Man. CityMan. City

Richardson 50

Y. Touré 23, Kompany 43, 69 (og), Jesús Navas 78, Milner 83

Venue: London

21/12/2013

Man. UnitedMan. United3-1West HamWest Ham

Welbeck 26, Januzaj 36, Young 72

C. Cole 81

Venue: Manchester

21/12/2013

StokeStoke2-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Adam 50, Crouch 70

Kozák 66

Venue: Stoke

21/12/2013

SunderlandSunderland0-0NorwichNorwich

Venue: Sunderland

21/12/2013

West BromWest Brom1-1HullHull

Vydra 86

Livermore 28

Venue: West Bromwich

21/12/2013

LiverpoolLiverpool3-1CardiffCardiff

Suárez 25, 45, Sterling 42

Mutch 58

Venue: Liverpool

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