Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka set new landmark as Arsenal hammer Chelsea

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Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka set a new mark for Arsenal as they registered a comfortable victory against Thomas Tuchel Chelsea on Wednesday night.

Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka set new landmark as Arsenal hammer Chelsea

Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka after scoring for Arsenal vs Chelsea

Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta led his team to a 4-2 victory over Chelsea during their Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.

The first two goals came as a result of errors; Nketiah pounced onto Christensen’s stray pass to score before being tripped out for Werner’s equalizer.

Smith Rowe put them back in front, but Azpilicueta retaliated with a tap-in. Arsenal dominating the second half, with Nketiah restoring the lead after taking advantage of Azpilicueta’s sloppy backpass, before Saka sealed the win with a penalty kick in stoppage time.

For the first time in Premier League history, two U21 players have scored 10 or more goals in the same season for Arsenal:
◉ Bukayo Saka
◉ Emile Smith Rowe

Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka have each scored 10 goals in the Premier League this season, marking only the third time in Premier League history that two players under the age of 21 have done so for the same team in the same season (Bridges & Kewell for Leeds in 99-00, Rooney & Ronaldo for Man Utd in 06-07).

This season, just six U21 players have scored 10 or more league goals in Europe’s top five divisions:
◎ Erling Haaland (18)
◎ Vinícius Júnior (14)
◉ Bukayo Saka
◉ Emile Smith Rowe (10)
◎ Jonathan Burkardt (10)
◎ Arnaud Kalimuendo-Muinga (10)
Emile Smith Rowe’s game by numbers vs. Chelsea:
◉ 100% take-ons completed
◉ 100% tackles made
◉ 100% long balls completed
Bukayo Saka’s game by numbers vs. Chelsea:
100% tackles made
52 touches
13 passes in the final third
9 possessions won (=most)
8 duels won
4 interceptions (=most)
3 fouls won (most)
3 aerial duels won
2 crosses
1 take-on completed
1 goal

After that win, Arsenal is still in fifth place, but they are now equal on points with Tottenham.

They’re presently only a goal differential behind their opponents. Next up for them is a home match against Manchester United.

Chelsea’s home losing streak continues, and Tuchel will be looking for a turnaround against West Ham this weekend.

Thomas Tuchel has already lost as many Premier League home games as José Mourinho did in his two stints as Chelsea manager:
▪️ Mourinho: 106 games, 5 defeats
▪️ Tuchel: 25 games, 5 defeats

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