English Premier League: Chelsea shoot themselves in the foot in catchup week

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Wednesday featured eight teams playing in four catchup matches. What transpired from those four matches – Chelsea are as big of choke artists as Arsenal and Huddersfield have just saved themselves from drowning.

After making a statement by showing the world they here to fight for a Champions League spot – they failed to a team of less quality in their own backyard. The other London club can’t even make sure the car drive to the airport is a casual and rewarding one, while driving Wenger off for good.

The third of three London clubs playing on the night made good on their home appearance and took all the points available, to put them back in third place in the Premier League standings. On the other end of the table, positions look decided and who goes down must enjoy their last games as Premier League clubs come the weekend.

Leicester City 3-1 Arsenal

A red card the reason for a four-goal thriller? January addition, Mavropanos received his marching orders after the stroke of 15 minutes. This, almost immediately after the Foxes went ahead. The game was fairly contested between the two clubs, with both keeper showing their stopping powers and prevented the game from seeing a larger scoreline.

Arsenal’s red card, penalty conceded, and late cherry on the cake by attacker, Mahrez – summed up the help at the back for stopper, Petr Cech on the night. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s third goal in his last two appearances was a way back into the game for the Gunners. But silly errors were costing to the Wenger farewell.

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