Champions League Round-up: Arsenal and Chelsea both win to keep chances alive
Nov25

Champions League Round-up: Arsenal and Chelsea both win to keep chances alive

Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying from the Champions League group stages are still alive following a comfortable 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb at the Emirates. Mesut Ozil opened the scoring just before the half-hour mark with a diving header after a lovely passing move, and Alexis Sanchez doubled their lead just minutes later to give the hosts a two-goal lead at the break. The Chilean added a third in the second half, as the Gunners wrapped...

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Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Chelsea: Preview & Prediction
Nov24

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Chelsea: Preview & Prediction

Chelsea make the trip to Israel knowing a victory against Maccabi Tel Aviv could see them advance to the last-16. The Blues are currently second in Group G, three points behind leaders Porto who host third-placed Dynamo Kiev. And if the unbeaten Portuguese side can pick up three points against the Ukrainians then a point will see Jose Mourinho’s side through. After a morale boosting victory over Norwich on Saturday, it’s...

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Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal thrashed but Chelsea secure much-needed win
Nov05

Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal thrashed but Chelsea secure much-needed win

Arsenal suffered a club-record equalling defeat in Europe as they were thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Goals from Robert Lewandowski, David Alaba, Arjen Robben and a Thomas Muller brace has put the Gunners’ in a tough position to qualify. Arsene Wenger’s side, who had made it 4-1 with Olivier Giroud’s fifth goal in six games, are bottom of the group and six points behind second-placed Olympiacos,...

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Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal beat Bayern and Chelsea draw in Kiev
Oct21

Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal beat Bayern and Chelsea draw in Kiev

Arsenal defied the odds to claim a historic 2-0 win over Bayern Munich to keep their hopes of qualifying for the last-16 of the Champions League alive. Goals from substitute Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil sealed a much-needed three points for the Gunners on a thrilling night at the Emirates. On a run of 12 consecutive wins in all competitions, it looked inconceivable that Arsene Wenger’s side could topple the German champions. Manuel...

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Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal and Chelsea both beaten
Sep30

Round-up: Champions League – Arsenal and Chelsea both beaten

Arsenal became the victim of Olympiacos’ first ever win in England following a 3-2 loss at the Emirates Stadium. The Greeks took a first half lead when a corner to the edge of the box wasn’t picked up by the Gunners, and Felipe Pardo was on hand to strike the ball into the far hand corner. However, this lead lasted all of two minutes, as Theo Walcott continued his fine scoring form to equalise. With five minutes remaining before half...

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Preview & Prediction: Chelsea vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Sep16

Preview & Prediction: Chelsea vs Maccabi Tel Aviv

Chelsea will look to put their disappointing start to their Premier League campaign to one side when they welcome Maccabi Tel Aviv to Stamford Bridge in their opening Champions League Group D fixture. The Blues head into the match off of the back of a 3-1 defeat at Everton on Saturday; their third loss in the first five league matches. Jose Mourinho is under big pressure to turn his side’s fortunes around after picking up just four...

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