Chelsea lead Arsenal through Diego Costa’s goal scored in the 22 minute. A first half with not many opportunities to shout about.
Chelsea have capitalised on Per Mertersacker’s sending off for bringing down Costa in a goal scoring opportunity which left Wenger angry.
Giroud being replaced by Gabriel leaves Arsenal with no strike force on the pitch and will be an advantage for Chelsea in the second half.
ARSENAL: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker ( Gabriel 19′) , Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Walcott, Giroud
Subs: Ospina, Gabriel, Gibbs, Chambers, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez
MANAGER: Arsene Wenger
CHELSEA: Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Mikel, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Oscar, Diego Costa
Subs: Begovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Hazard, Remy
MANAGER: Guus Hiddink
Scorer: Diego Costa 23′
Yellow Cards: Oscar 11′, Koscielny 45′
Red Cards: Mertesacker 18′
REFEREE: Mark Clattenburg
VENUE: Emirates Stadium