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PL: Chelsea v Arsenal | Tuesday, January 21 | KO: 20:15 GMT | BT Sport

Discussion in 'Match Day Archive' started by American_Gooner, Jan 19, 2020.

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Match Prediction

Poll closed Jan 21, 2020.
  1. Arsenal Win

    31.6%
  2. Draw

    33.3%
  3. Chelsea

    35.1%
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  1. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Every fan thinks the Ref is biased against them lmao.
     
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  2. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Anytime I see black Chelsea fans I have to question their character. They're like Samuel L Jackson in Django.
     
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  3. Tourbillion

    Tourbillion Angry & Miserable

    Haha. Actually referring to the fat white guy who looks like he's gonna cry. Hope he did.
     
  4. goonergaz

    goonergaz Active Member

    Only we have the stats to back it up as fact!
     
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  5. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Yep
     
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  6. goonergaz

    goonergaz Active Member

    Talking of VAR...why was this not reviewed (slap in face at 1:54)

     
  7. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Contrarian

    Yeah I know you were talking bout the overweight gammon just had to put my own two pence in.
     
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  8. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate, sorry I'm not the best with all the suspensions & how long they miss for what, which comps included etc.
     
  9. Symbia

    Symbia Active Member

  10. Dutch D

    Dutch D Well-Known Member

    I honestly thought you couldn't get a red anymore for a penalty foul unless the foul itself is worth a red. Could someone clarify?

    Amazing spirit to get a point with 10 man though.
     
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  11. Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility

    Ozil'sCloakOfInvisibility Not a Closet Spurs Fan

    Honestly Chelsea are f*cking ****e. If the club hadn't say on their arses for so long with Emery we would have overtaken that lot
     
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  12. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    BT Sport picked that up. Something was said about Abtaham basically not interfering with play.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2020
  13. goonergaz

    goonergaz Active Member

    Just standing in front of the keeper
     
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  14. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member

    I know. It must be for standing there whilst injured. A new rule maybe?
     
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  15. Manberg

    Manberg Predator

    Both Holding and Mustafi were at fault for Chelsea's 2nd, just ballwatching and not doing anything to stop Azpilicueta coming in at the near post. Arteta won't be pleased.
    In the first half I saw Torreira aggressively holding Azplicueta back on corners. Clearly there's man marking tactical instructions being given. Thank **** we ditched Wenger's zonal system.
     
  16. Penn_

    Penn_ Established Member

    Kante’s slip is the sort of luck that we’re been missing. If we’d had that or even competent refs in the past three games we’d be 5th, and a point behind 4th.
     
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  17. goonergaz

    goonergaz Active Member

    No doubt implemented just before KO.
     
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  18. zhaggy

    zhaggy Well-Known Member

    Only if the foul is deemed accidental you can get a way with the penalty only. If it´s intentional you get a red and the penalty.
    At least that´s how i think it is.
     
  19. Hleb's Sirush

    Hleb's Sirush Well-Known Member

    I think you can only get a red if it is a dangerously violent tackle or if the player made no genuine attempt to win the ball but instead just took out the opponent. In this case they interpreted Luiz' actions as blatantly taking out Abraham without really trying to win the ball. (Obviously loads of bollocks)
     
  20. Camus

    Camus Well-Known Member



    Go to 1:10. That tackle was judged to be a "genuine" attempt at the ball and so the defender only got a yellow card. I know it's not a PL ref but it's still an elite ref that was selected to even ref the final. Surely standards are consistent across all IFAB refs.

    What is Luiz ment to do in that situation? Just let Abraham have a free shot at an empty net without making even an attempt to stop him? Madness. I could understand if it was a cynical swipe ala Guendouzi later on on Mount but Luiz clearly tries to play the ball for me.
     
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