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Arsenal deny early momentum, hold on for 0-0 draw against Chelsea — tactical analysis

Chelsea with the ball Arsenal didn’t press as high during open play in this game as in the previous meeting, choosing to begin their pressure and attempts to recover the ball in midfield. Still, Chelsea would often find space for Azpilicueta or Drinkwater on the right and on either side of Welbeck, with Moses high to keep Maitland-Niles back, Xhaka sitting narrow, and Holding not always able to close down the space to cover Drinkwater. When Drinkwater thus received the ball between lines and in...

Read 2 months ago, We Ain't Got No History, Chelsea, Arsenal


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