Chelsea Fail To Capatalise While Arsenal Take Full Advantage
With Blackpool v Man United being called off due to the dreadful weather we have been getting for the past week or so, this gave Arsenal and Chelsea a perfect opportunity to make ground on the Red Devils.
Arsenal didn't miss the opportunity, but Chelsea, who haven't been themselves as of late, didn't.
Chelsea scored just before half time through a Drogba penalty after Tim Howard brought down Nicolas Anelka in side the eighteen yard box. He was lucky Distin was behind him or else it could have been a sending off for the American goalkeeper.
It was looking like they had all three points in the bag until a lapse of concentration, as the on form Leighton Baines ran past three Chelsea defenders as they could only watch the Everton left back float the ball in to the area. Cahill nodded back towards goal to set up Beckford the chance to get his second goal of the season, which he took.
I'm sure this more than made up for his last minute sitter against Sunderland to deny the Toffees the chance to bring back all three points to Merseyside.
A Nasri double was enough to secure all three points for Arsenal. We have seen in the past week or two that the Gunners look vulnerable to concede after having a comfortable lead. Fulham clawed their way back to get to 1-1 through a Diomansy Kamara goal.
It seemed to be the same old Arsenal, not capitalising on chances and end up paying the price. Arsenal had Nasri to thank for the victory after he secured the win with a 75th minute goal. The Frenchman has been player of the season for Arsenal so far and proved his excellence with two fabulous goals today.
In other matches today, Man City got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Bolton, while Blackburn had a comfortable victory over Wolves beating them 3-0 and Tottenham couldn't keep their winning streak going as they only managed a 1-1 against Birmingham at St.Andrews.
Arsenal are now one point ahead of United, but what is going on with Chelsea. Is it something behind the scenes?