The official website for European football

Drogba puts Arsenal to the sword again

Published: Sunday 3 October 2010, 20.00CET
Chelsea FC made it six wins from their first seven Premier League games and five victories on the trot against Arsenal FC with a 2-0 success that moved them four points clear.
Drogba puts Arsenal to the sword again
Didier Drogba and Chelsea continue to hold sway over Arsenal ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 3 October 2010, 20.00CET

Drogba puts Arsenal to the sword again

Chelsea FC made it six wins from their first seven Premier League games and five victories on the trot against Arsenal FC with a 2-0 success that moved them four points clear.

Didier Drogba instigated Arsenal FC's downfall again as Chelsea FC moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win against their London rivals.

The Ivory Coast striker notched his 13th goal in as many matches against the Gunners to give Carlo Ancelotti's charges the lead after 39 minutes, and Alex completed the scoring with a rasping 25-metre free-kick five minutes from time. Arsène Wenger's men – seven points off the pace in fourth – have now lost their last five meetings with Chelsea in all competitions.

Liverpool FC are in the bottom three after a shock 2-1 defeat at home by promoted Blackpool FC. The visitors were two goals up at the break through Charlie Adam's penalty and a Luke Varney strike, and Sotirios Kyrgiakos's 53rd-minute effort could not spark a revival for Roy Hodgson's beleaguered side.

Fellow UEFA Europa League contenders Manchester City FC fared better, beating Newcastle United FC 2-1 to rise to second. Carlos Tévez's fifth goal of the season was cancelled out quickly by Jonás Gutiérrez, but in-form England international Adam Johnson (75) kept up the encouraging form of Roberto Mancini's men.

Results

Standings

Photo gallery

Last updated: 03/10/10 20.58CET

Results

English Premier League 2010/11

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 29/06/2011 03:48 CET

03/10/2010

ChelseaChelsea2-0ArsenalArsenal

Drogba 39, Alex 85

Venue: London

03/10/2010

LiverpoolLiverpool1-2BlackpoolBlackpool

Kyrgiakos 53

Adam 29 (p), Varney 45+1

Venue: Liverpool

03/10/2010

Man. CityMan. City2-1NewcastleNewcastle

Tévez 18 (p), A. Johnson 75

Gutiérrez 24

Venue: Manchester

02/10/2010

StokeStoke1-0BlackburnBlackburn

Walters 48

Venue: Stoke

02/10/2010

BirminghamBirmingham0-2EvertonEverton

Johnson 54 (o.g.), Cahill 90+3

Venue: Birmingham

02/10/2010

West HamWest Ham1-1FulhamFulham

Piquionne 51

Dempsey 33

Venue: London

02/10/2010

SunderlandSunderland0-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Venue: Sunderland

02/10/2010

TottenhamTottenham2-1Aston VillaAston Villa

Van der Vaart 45+3, 75

Albrighton 16

Venue: London

02/10/2010

West BromWest Brom1-1BoltonBolton

Morrison 78

Elmander 64

Venue: West Bromwich

02/10/2010

WiganWigan2-0WolvesWolves

Jordi Gómez 65, Rodallega 85

Venue: Wigan

Standings

Related information

Player profiles
Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=eng/news/newsid=1542598.html#drogba+puts+arsenal+sword+again

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.