Premier League ’18-19 – Highlights: West Ham End Chelsea’s Extraordinary Win Streak
These are the last 2 matches of Premier League, Match Day 6 of 38. The highlights are appended below the points table.
Points Table – Premier League ’18-19
For Complete Premier League 2018-19 team rankings, click here
Match 9 of 10: West Ham vs Chelsea
Result: 0 – 0
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- Chelsea were denied their 6th progressive Premier League win as they drew with West Ham held to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium.
- Maurizio Sarri’s side endured an evening of disappointment, however could without much of a stretch have lost, Andriy Yarmolenko gesturing an extraordinary shot wide late on.
- West Ham, supported by their first win of the season at Everton, started brilliantly yet Chelsea made the primary danger when Willian crossed towards Olivier Giroud before the home side cleared.
A Premier League record has been broken! 🙌
Jorginho’s 180 completed passes in Chelsea’s draw with West Ham is a new high since records began.
— BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) September 23, 2018
- Yarmolenko, who scored twice at Goodison Park, discovered Mark Noble on the edge of the zone and Felipe Anderson swiped in a shot that was hindered by N’Golo Kante.
- Pablo Zabaleta discovered space towards the right, however miscontrolled as he hoped to make an intersection opportunity and saw the ball stream out for a goal kick.
- Giroud struck directly at Lukasz Fabianski from a Willian corner as a high-beat opening 10 minutes proceeded, and Eden Hazard terminated excessively near the attendant after a display of perfect play including Jorginho and Willian.
- Fabianski asserted a Willian cross as the guests expanded the weight before Marcos Alonso discovered Kante, whose header back over the territory evaded his partners.
Chelsea – West Ham thoughts:
– Kanté needs to practice shooting
– Kovačić needs to be aggressive
– All defenders were lucky
– Giroud’s limitations showed
– Morata can’t buy it
– Hazard is human
– Willian is frustrating
– Hudson-Odoi can help
– This game was bound to happen
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) September 23, 2018
- Giroud was not able reach a Jorginho cross yet West Ham burst into life on the half-hour and Michail Antonio terminated over after Anderson’s run had set him up on the left of the territory.
- A moment later the Hammers were much nearer, Antonio eminently impeded by Kepa from short proximity after Yarmolenko had made the opening.
- Eden Hazard, who had claimed unsuccessfully for a free kick on the edge of the 18-yard-box minutes sooner, was swarmed out as Chelsea endeavored to get back on the front foot before play changed back to the opposite end and Zabaleta’s cross was too profound for Antonio.
Emery Arsenal >>> Sarri Chelsea… don’t let the league position deceive you … I’ve watched almost all of Chelsea’s games and they’ve been playing rubbish .. Arsenal are the better team, creating clear chances and playing the better football .
— Asiwaju (@mr_asiwaju) September 23, 2018
- Kante guided a header wide from Willian’s first-time ball into the territory as the primary half finished goalless.
- Yarmolenko made an early dash directly after the break, Chelsea’s Kante reserved for a cumbersome foul on Anderson soon a while later before Yarmolenko sent a twisting strike over.
- Anderson went into the book for a foul on Willian, who had skipped far from him, yet the free kick came to nothing, and David Luiz headed over from a corner with the Blues discovering it progressively hard to cut out good opportunities.
- Sarri rolled out the match’s first subs following 65 minutes, Giroud clearing a path for Alvaro Morata, with West Ham expediting Lucas Perez for Antonio not long after.
West Ham 27% possession at home to Chelsea with 1 shot on target but are getting praised for not getting beat. Newcastle came so close to getting a draw but were crucified for doing it having 3 key players missing. #nufc
— Angel😇 (@01ddunn) September 23, 2018
- Peril nearly teed up Morata with a flick inside the penalty territory, and inside seconds the striker was in on goal again just to be denied by another incredible Fabianski spare.
- Another Chelsea change went ahead 69 minutes, Gary Cahill on for Antonio Rudiger who seemed to change a muscle, with Cesar Azpilicueta crossing towards Hazard, who could not guide his header on target.
- Robert Snodgrass entered the shred for West Ham, supplanting Anderson as the match moved toward its last quarter of 60 minutes, before another Hazard flick neglected to discover its goal and a ricocheting Luiz free kick was held by Fabianaki.
Sarri also raises an interesting point that Pedro’s absence is tough for Chelsea because he’s the best mover without the ball in the squad #cfc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) September 23, 2018
- The home side ought to have made the leap forward following 77 minutes, the plain Yarmolenko heading wide from short proximity after Snodgrass had chosen with a prodding cross.
- Chelsea reacted with another change, Ross Barkley going ahead for Mateo Kovacic, and as time ticked into the most recent five minutes Noble was supplanted via Carlos Sanchez.
Pellegrini: “Chelsea had a lot of possession because we allowed them to, we wanted them to play on the right and not Alonso or Hazard. The second we maybe lost too many balls. I think the draw is not a bad point.”
He’s right, our right side isn’t dangerous enough.
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) September 23, 2018
- Kante terminated over after a Willian pass, a twisting Barkley strike was tipped away by Fabianski and Willian lashed wide as Chelsea endeavored to design a late victor.
- They had one more possibility when Snodgrass fouled Willian, a test for which he was reserved, yet the free kick came to nothing as West Ham clutched gather their 4th point from the last two matches.
Match 10 of 10: Arsenal vs Everton
Result: 2 – 0
- Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette 56′, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 59′
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- 2 goals in three 2nd-half minutes gave Arsenal a 2-0 triumph over Everton at the Emirates Stadium and took them up to 6th in the Premier League table.
- Alexandre Lacazette broke the deadlock, with a swerving strike that flew into the right corner before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – in an offside position not seen by the authorities – got the second goal.
- Earlier, Arsenal had survived a panic in the opening couple of minutes when Dominic Calvert-Lewin, found by Tom Davies, was not able to go round Petr Cech with Richarlison holding up in the center.
— Sport News (@FIFAWCGoals) September 23, 2018
- Everton mixed the ball away when it undermined to drop to Aaron Ramsey before breaking again just for the offside banner to go up as Gylfi Sigurdsson crossed.
- A low Hector Bellerin cross caused worry for Everton, Nacho Monreal constraining Jordan Pickford into a spare, before Lucas Torreira was reserved for a test on Sigurdsson.
- Sigurdsson started another counter, the cross mixed away with two Everton advances prowling, and following 21 minutes Richarlison’s strike from the edge of the 18-yard-box was halted by Cech.
I know it’s another loss, but I thought we showed a lot of fight and spirit today. Arsenal scored one brilliant goal and one offside. We had a lot of opportunities to score, but their keeper was excellent. We need a top class striker!! Onwards and upwards! #COYB
— The Silva Blues (@The_Silva_Blues) September 23, 2018
- Lucas Digne was reserved for fouling Aubameyang, as the striker endeavored to lead a break, and Richarlison bobbled an exertion past the post from separate as Everton approached once more.
- Digne’s free kick was tipped over by Cech after Theo Walcott, coming back to the Emirates, was fouled, and as play changed to the opposite end a Mesut Ozil cross was removed before it achieved Ramsey.
1. First clean sheet.
2. 5th win in a row.
3. At least 2 goals scored in each of the last 6 matches.
4. Torreira’s 1st complete 90 minutes.
5. Both our strikers score.
6. 2 assists for Ramsey.
7. Above Manchester United in league. 👍#AFC
— Carl Bövis ⚽ (@CarlBovis_AFC) September 23, 2018
- Cech came quickly off his line to hinder from Walcott after more great methodology play by Sigurdsson, and Arsenal rolled out a sub as Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who had endured a thump, was supplanted by Rob Holding.
- Arsenal endeavored to mount some late first-half weight, Bellerin crossing yet Everton clearing, and a miscued Aubameyang cross hit the bar.
- Cech contacted another Richarlison strike over as the opening time frame, in which Everton had appreciated the better chances, completed without a goal.
Clean sheet at last and 5 wins on bounce for Arsenal. Deserved it despite clearly offside 2nd goal and soporific atmosphere. Everton bland.
— Ian Darke (@IanDarke) September 23, 2018
- Arsenal endeavored to raise the beat as the 2nd half started and worked a shot for Ramsey to shoot from the edge of the container following a corner, Pickford hanging on.
- There were boisterous interests for a penalty, when an Aubameyang header seemed to hit an Everton hand following 54 minutes, yet after two minutes the Gunners had the lead as Ramsey played in Lacazette, who lashed home.
- After 3 minutes it was 2-0 in dubious form, Ozil crossing low and Ramsey flicking to Aubameyang, who diverted the ball home from an offside position just for the flag to remain down.
Arsenal 2-0 Everton summary:
– Defence must improve massively
– Probably Cech’s best performance in Arsenal’s shirt
– Xhaka and Torreira both immense
– Out of words praising Laca & Auba
– 5 wins in a row – buzzing
– Finally a clean sheet
— Lacazettes (@Lacazettes) September 23, 2018
- Aubameyang cleared a path for Alex Iwobi as the match headed towards its last 20 minutes with the home side and control and Everton’s start having abandoned them.
- In any case, the Merseysiders relatively found a decent footing when Michael Keane’s descending header was tipped away by Cech, and they at that point expedited Bernard and Cenk Tosun for Walcott, extolled by the home fans as he advanced off, and Calvert-Lewin.
- Danny Welbeck supplanted Ramsey before Digne hit the angle of post and bar for Everton as their last shot of getting once more into the match went back and forth.
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