Moses Rated Average In Chelsea Draw At Arsenal


Hector Bellerin's late strike denied Chelsea a comeback victory at the Emirates against Arsenal, in a pulsating 2-2 draw. The Chelsea forward scored from the spot to make it 1-1 after Jack Wilshere had put the Gunners ahead.

He will also have to watch on from the stands for the first-leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the Premier League match against Bournemouth.

The lead only lasted four minutes, Eden Hazard converting from the spot to level after his foot had been caught by Bellerin.

Hazard dispatched his spot-kick to equalise before Marcos Alonso appeared to have scored a late victor for the visitors when the Spanish left-back got on the end of Davide Zappacosta's cross.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger spoke post match about another "farcical decision" by the referee which cost his sides valuable points which resulted in the Gunners remaining adrift of the top four as they sit in sixth position - five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool. In the fourteenth minute, Chelsea's Alvaro Morata had a golden chance on a breakaway-but with only Petr Cech still in his way, he pulled his shot wide of the goal.

Chelsea tackle Norwich in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, having established themselves as third in the Premier League standings, albeit 16 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.

Arsene Wenger was unhappy with the penalty given to Chelsea
Arsene Wenger was unhappy with the penalty given to Chelsea

At the other end Alexis Sanchez's shot struck both uprights after a superb save by Courtois who shortly afterwards did brilliantly to keep out Alexandre Lacazette's shot.

As highly respected as Wenger is in England, this latest verbal tirade, along with his similar transgression at West Brom, means that the FA will have no choice but to impose the toughest possible sanctions on the veteran Arsenal manager.

The Spaniard scored a stoppage-time equaliser to salvage a 2-2 draw in an end-to-end game at the Emirates. It looked like, mentally, we were shot and we could have lost the game but we had the resources to come back to 2-2.

However, it was the unlikely sources of Wilshere and Bellerin - with just two goals between them in all competitions this season at kick-off - who managed to find a way past Courtois.

A sweeping crossfield move in the 84th minute saw Zappacosta get the better of Arsenal's inexperienced left back Ainsley Maitland-Niles before rifling in a low cross that Alonso met sweetly to give Cech no chance.

"I am 35 years in football and I know what I said".

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