Maurizio Sarri’s men raced into a two goal lead at half time, before being pulled back by the Gunners
Marcos Alonso secured all three points for Chelsea as they defeated an extremely open Arsenal side.
With 20 shots on target in the first half alone, both side threw caution to the wind as the London derby fizzed into life.
Goals from Pedro and Alvaro Morata put the home side into a comfortable lead at Stamford Bridge, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Alex Iwobi pulled the Gunners level.
But with less than ten minutes left on the clock, Alonso was allowed to stride into the Arsenal box to tap home Eden Hazard’s cross.
The game was played at break neck speed right from the off, with Jorginho playing in Alonzo with less then ten minutes on the clock.
The former Bolton Wanderers defender slid the ball across to fellow countryman Pedro to sweep home.
Arsenal should have pulled level moments later, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang skied his shot over the ball – much to the delight of opposition fans.
Almost instantly, Chelsea went up the other end and doubled the lead thanks to Alvaro Morata, who turned Shkodran Mustafi inside out before firing past former Blue Petr Cech.
Determined not to succumb to a rout, the Gunners pulled a goal back through the impressive Henrikh Mkhitaryan, before he turned provider for an unlikely equaliser
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The home side completely switched off as a simple ball was rolled into the box by the Armenia international and converted by Alex Iwobi.
Both sides were far more conservative in the second half, but the introduction of Eden Hazard changed the game completely – putting Arsenal on the back foot.
Alexandre Lacazette inexplicably gave the ball away in his own half, before allowing Hazard to skip past him and find the rampaging Alonso who coolly slotted past Cech.
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Source : TalkSport