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Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea (EPL)

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Chelsea have lost a Premier League London derby by 5+ goals for the very first time.

Arsenal have won three London derbies in the Premier League this season by 5+ goals (5-0 v Crystal Palace, 6-0 v West Ham and 5-0 v Chelsea), the most such victories in a single campaign by a team in English league history.

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MOTM: Martin Odegaard.

Arsenal bought Leandro Trossard after missing out on Mykhailo Mudryk to Chelsea. Trossard scored his 10th league goal of the season…and it came against Chelsea.

Martin Ødegaard leads all players across Europe’s top seven leagues for:

  • Most open-play chances created (78)
  • Most successful passes into penalty area (102)
  • Most passes into penalty area (162)
  • Most successful through-balls (18)
  • Most through-balls (34)

Kai Havertz has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 10 Premier League appearances (7 goals, 4 assists).

Ben White and Kai Havertz after the game.

Benoît Badiashile (2) created more chances than any other Chelsea player in the first half vs. Arsenal. Chelsea’s other 10 players created three between them.

Kai Havertz has scored more Premier League goals for Arsenal against Chelsea (2) than he did for Chelsea against Arsenal (0).

Arsenal have played eight Premier League games against their ‘Big Six’ opponents this season and are still yet to taste defeat:

  • W 3-1 vs. Man Utd
  • D 2-2 vs. Spurs
  • W 1-0 vs. Man City
  • D 2-2 vs. Chelsea
  • D 1-1 vs. Liverpool
  • W 3-1 vs. Liverpool
  • D 0-0 vs. Man City
  • W 5-0 vs. Chelsea

Chelsea have lost more games against Arsenal in their last five meetings (4/5) than José Mourinho has in his entire managerial career (3/23).

Arsenal have scored 5+ goals in a Premier League game against Chelsea for the first time since October 2011 when they won 5-3 at Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz is the first player to score a brace against Chelsea in the Premier League having previously played for them in the competition.

Chelsea named a starting XI with an average age of under-24 for the seventh time in the Premier League this season, with only Leeds United in 1999-2000 having more in a single campaign (10).

Arsenal had 13 shots in the first half and 14 in the second half against Chelsea (27 in total) – indeed, these are now their two highest shot totals in a half of football against them on record in the Premier League (since 2003-04).

Arsenal have now scored 11 goals inside the opening 15 minutes in the Premier League this season, more than any other side.

Martin Ødegaard created eight chances from open play against Chelsea; the most by an Arsenal player in a Premier League game since Mesut Özil v Everton in October 2017 (8).

Arsenal recovered possession 15 times in the final third against Chelsea; their most in a Premier League match under Mikel Arteta.

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