Arsenal lose again: Mata & Lampard on target in nervy Chelsea win

Chelsea 2 – Arsenal 1 (Premier League, January 20, 2013) (Alternative highlightsMore highlightsHigh quality highlights, MOTD highlights) Azpilicueta threaded a tidy pass into Juan Mata who blasted the Blues ahead after 5 minutes. Arsenal match worsened on the quarter hour as Szczesny fouled Ramires in the box, and Frank Lampard dispatched the spot kick. Arsenal got back in the match in the 58th when Theo Walcott was freed through the middle and the speedster finished with aplomb.

Post match interviews: Juan Mata & Ramires.

Arsene Wenger press conference post Chelsea defeat.

GIF: Juan Mata scores after 5 minutes v Arsenal.

GIF: Francis Coquelin never got a foul for Ramires’ challenge in the Chelsea goal build up.

GIF: The ref’s angle on the Coquelin-Ramires challenge.

GIF: Szczesny foul on Ramires, was it a penalty?

GIF: Another angle of Wojciech Szczesny’s foul (?) on Ramires.

GIF: Frank Lampard put the Blues 2-up from the spot.

GIF: Bacary Sagna falls on the deck after a foul v Chelsea.

GIF: Theo Walcott gives Arsenal hope v Chelsea.

GIF: Fernando Torres’ headless chicken run v Arsenal.

GIF: Fernando Torres sums up his performance in one sigh.

GIF: Thomas Vermaelen’s brilliant goalline save v Demba Ba.

Picture: Two elderly Chelsea female fans hold up a pro-Benitez banner.

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