Opposite destiny for the Chelsea, on a walk of health in Southampton (0-6), and the Gunners, surprised by Brighton (1-2), this Saturday in the league.
Three days after their debacle in C1, the Blues bounced back on Saturday by winning at Southampton (6-0), while Arsenal, who recorded against Brighton (2-1) the second setback of rank, did not take advantage of the defeat of Manchester United, beaten at Everton (1-0), on the 32nd day of the championship of England.
After two heavy under-performance at Stamford Bridge against Brentford (1-4) and especially against Real Madrid (1-3) in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Wednesday, the Blues have consolidated their third place.
Thomas Tuchel’s team was able to count on the doubles of Timo Werner, who had been silent in the league for six months, and Mason Mount, also a passer on Marcos Alonso’s goal at the very beginning of the match.
You have to go back to August 2010 to see Chelsea win away by six goals apart. It was at Wigan, under Carlo Ancelotti, current Real Madrid coach.
Good operation for Tottenham
Antonio Conte’s players took advantage of their victory at Aston Villa (4-0), combined with the surprising defeats of their main rivals in the race for the Champions League, to settle alone in fourth place with three points ahead of Arsenal.
The latter, however, have a game to play but are handicapped by an unfavorable goal difference. The North Londoners stung their opponent at the very beginning of each half: first on strike in the axis of the penalty area of Heung-min Son (3rd, 1-0), then on a shot in a closed-angle by Dejan Kulusevski (50th, 2-0).
The South Korean then boosted the score (66th, 71st) after the first period, where the spurs suffered enormously and conceded no less than eight-goal chances. Ramsey, McGinn, Ings, Watkins, Coutinho, and Cash were disgusted by a great Hugo Lloris.
The new cold snap at Arsenal
The Gunners conceded another surprising defeat against Brighton (1-2), just five days after being off-topic on the ground of Crystal Palace (3-0). Two unfortunate defeats, since they allow Tottenham to move into the fourth position even before their late afternoon match on the ground of Aston Villa (18:30).
Led in the 28th after a goal by Leandro Trossard, the Gunners reacted too weakly to be able to reverse the trend. They thought they were equalizing just before the break, but the video assists canceled out a Martinelli goal for offside after four minutes of verification.
While the visitors had scored the broken goal (Enock Mwepu, 0-2, 66th), the Gunners were only dangerous at the very end of the match, with a goal from Martin Odegaard (1-2, 89th), then a series of unsuccessful attempts (Saka, Nketiah, Gabriel).