Chelsea v Arsenal: Premier League – live!

Premier League updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offLive clockwatch! Follow the rest of Wednesday’s actionGet in touch! Send your thoughts to Rob Smyth here

Hello and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea v Arsenal from Stamford Bridge. I doubt anyone connected with Chelsea will agree, but from afar this game feels far more important for Arsenal. While Chelsea are going to finish third, barring a tale of the seriously unexpected, Arsenal are involved in an increasingly messy struggle for fourth place. A disturbing run of four defeats in five games has wounded their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since 2016-17.

Injuries, outgoing loans and the inherent irreplaceability of Thomas Partey have left Arsenal short in key positions, and few people fancy them to get anything tonight. But a win or even a draw at Stamford Bridge would change the mood for the umpteeth time in their topsy-turvy season, especially as their top-four rivals all have imperfections of their own.

Continue reading…Premier League updates from the 7.45pm BST kick-offLive clockwatch! Follow the rest of Wednesday’s actionGet in touch! Send your thoughts to Rob Smyth hereHello and welcome to live coverage of Chelsea v Arsenal from Stamford Bridge. I doubt anyone connected with Chelsea will agree, but from afar this game feels far more important for Arsenal. While Chelsea are going to finish third, barring a tale of the seriously unexpected, Arsenal are involved in an increasingly messy struggle for fourth place. A disturbing run of four defeats in five games has wounded their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since 2016-17.Injuries, outgoing loans and the inherent irreplaceability of Thomas Partey have left Arsenal short in key positions, and few people fancy them to get anything tonight. But a win or even a draw at Stamford Bridge would change the mood for the umpteeth time in their topsy-turvy season, especially as their top-four rivals all have imperfections of their own. Continue reading…Read MoreFootball | The Guardian

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