1. Arsenal vs Chelsea
LONDON: Two late goals under four minutes gave Chelsea 2-1 victory at Emirates Stadium on Sunday, Mikel Arteta almost got close to his first victory at home.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early goal at 13th-minute of play gave Arsenal a lead on Ozil’s corner but substitute Chelsea forward Jorginho wins a free-kick Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).
Jorginho earns Chelsea an equalizer goal at 83th-minutes from a close-range shot at the penalty box leads to 1-1 on review by VAR.
Arsenal dominates the first half but the game had a different turn on Jorginho’s (Chelsea) presence in the second half.
“I give credit to the boys, credit to Jorginho. In the first 30 minutes they dominated the ball… then Jorginho comes on and its a whole different ball game. His coming lifted us as a team.”Said By Tammy Abraham
86th-minute Arsenal made a substitution, replaces Reiss Nelson with Nicolas Pépé (Cote D’Ivoire Forward).
Abraham (Chelsea) wins a free-kick in the Chelsea defensive area Foul by Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal).
“We were so awful for 30 minutes, slow, lethargic, nervous . The second half was nothing to do tactics, it was all to do with spirits and desire.”.Said By Frank Lampard (Chelsea Manager)
87th-minute Tammy Abraham led a counter-attack from Chelsea defensive line before finishing with the assistance of Willian’s cross scored the winning goal leading to Chelsea manager Frank Lampard securing victory at Emirates Stadium, London.
Sunday victory keeps Chelsea fourth on 35 points while Arsenal drops to 12th position.
Referee: Graham Scott. Assistants: Neil Davies, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Tim Robinson. VAR: Mike Dean. Assistant VAR: Constantine Hatzidakis
Arsenal vs Man United (H) 1 Jan
Chelsea vs Brighton (A) 1 Jan
2. Liverpool vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
Sadio Mane controversial goal at Anfield secure Liverpool 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers set the club 13 points at the top of the League.
Mane (Liverpool) scored three minutes before halftime break was ruled out by referee Anthony Taylor’s for handball by Adam Lallana in the build-up but VAR reviewed countered referee decision and the goal awarded.
The victory at Anfield made Liverpool the third team to go unbeaten in 50 home games.
“It was a tough test and rightly so. We play for big stakes, and try to be successful and be as good as possible,”said Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp
Pedro Neto’s goal moment later hoping to regain Wolves’ spirit in the game was overturned by VAR review following the offside decision against Jonny Otto.
Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was booked on protesting with fourth official Mike Dean.
“We feel massively hard done by, I can’t get my head around it. It is ridiculous.”Said Wolves captain Connor Coady
Wolves loss to Man City on Friday, they had chances to secure at least a point in Anfield when Diogo Jota’s strike was saved by Alisson. Wolves fall five points behind Chelsea in the fight for a top-four.
Wolves sit at seventh with 30 points.
Referee: Anthony Taylor. Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn. Fourth official: Mike Dean. VAR: Simon Hooper. Assistant VAR: Andy Garratt
Liverpool vs Sheff United (H) 2 Jan
Wolves vs Watford (A) 1 Jan