Chelsea And Arsenal Give Fans One Of The Most Entertaining 45 Minutes Of Football This Season
How good was that? European champions Chelsea and top four hopefuls Arsenal just gave us one of the most entertaining halves of Premier League football this season in an action-packed clash at Stamford Bridge.
Mikel Arteta decided to give Eddie Nketiah a chance to prove himself in Wednesday's clash and the 22-year-old repaid that faith with a 13th-minute opener.
Nketiah seized on an awful pass from Andreas Christensen and slotted past Edouard Mendy with a cool finish.
"𝐈𝐓'𝐒 𝐀 𝐆𝐈𝐅𝐓!" 🎁— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 20, 2022
Arsenal take the lead against Chelsea through Eddie Nketiah. pic.twitter.com/WSxdP3oPmr
Arsenal's slender lead didn't last long, though. Thomas Tuchel's side issued an instant response when Timo Werner's deflected strike trickled past Aaron Ramsdale. The German continued his fine run of form with this finish.
𝐈𝐓'𝐒 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐎 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄! ⏰💥— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 20, 2022
An instant response from Chelsea as Timo Werner's deflected strike spins past Ramsdale. pic.twitter.com/a27YtmXASt
Ten minutes later, after some superb end-to-end action at Stamford Bridge, the visitors took the lead again through England international Emile Smith Rowe.
It was a superb team goal from the Gunners – a piece of play that started with an outrageous Granit Xhaka nutmeg on Marcos Alonso on the edge of his own box.
You can see that cracking goal below.
𝐀𝐑𝐒𝐄𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐃 𝐀𝐆𝐀𝐈𝐍! 😱— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 20, 2022
Emile Smith Rowe slots home with a tidy finish. What a game 🔥 pic.twitter.com/49R49xU1pF
And the first-half action didn't slow down from there. Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta managed to get his toe on the end of a Mason Mount cross to make it 2-2.
🗣️"𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐫!" 🔥— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 20, 2022
What a first-half this is! César Azpilicueta makes it 2-2. pic.twitter.com/zGk4ecaF2A
It was another great finish in what has been one of the most entertaining 45 minutes of football you'll see this season.
Who will come out on top at Stamford Bridge?
Let us know in the comments.
Featured Image Credit: Sky Football
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