Arsenal Beat Chelsea Blue : The Match Ratings
Posted by iamfaf
On a night when Arsenal were brilliant from start to finish and front to back, with two quick fire goals in the 2nd half as we wrapped up the game early. Here are the player ratings
Fabianski – 6.5 Had a quiet first half with just 2shots, 1 on target. Should have been better positioned to keep out the Ivanovic goal.
This is the Clichy we all know, shaky in the opening minutes but Solid throughout and was able to shake off a “De-Jong-ish” tackle by Kalou to play a good second half.
Kozzer – 8
Easily his best performance in an Arsenal shirt, only lost one header against Drogba and did well even though his distribution was found wanting at times.
The perfect foil, possibly aided by Anelka’s absence. Good in the air as always with countless interceptions in the second half. Our Best Defender this season maybe??
Sagna – 7.5
A couple of good runs down the right from our french man. Linked well with Walcott most of the time. Rarely troubled by Malouda or Cashley
Man against boys(Chelsea midfield) performance. Good in the middle with Fab, and sent in some strong tackles.
Quiet most of the Match but popped out of nowhere to score in the 43rd minute. Maintained his defensive midfield position most of the time. Excellent Outing.
Fabregas – 8
Capitano looked lost at first but found his passing boots later in the game. Easy tap in for the 2nd goal in the 50th minute after unselfish play from Theo. And then returned the favour. Taken off in the 87th minute for Rosicky. Good job Captain.
Constantly kicked by Casley Cole on occasions. Made the right choice to dish the ball to Fab in the 50th minute. Was also repaid by Fab to get his own goal 3minutes later with a strike Henry would have been proud of. Taken off in the 72nd minute to a standing Ovation.
A different aspect of his play was on show tonight as he played in the hole, on the right and held up play well. A good outing from the Netherlands Top 9.
Nasri – 7
Deft touches as always starting from the left, switching places regularly with RVP. Lovely clipped Shot in the 40th minute denied by Cech’s arms.
Diaby – 5
Caught napping on the ball with a clear cut chance on goal in the 79th minute.
Did good holding the ball up for the minutes he came on.
MOTM : This is a tough one as it could go to anyone, but Fabregas with one goal and assist just nicks it.
Honourable Mentions : Kozzer, JD
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