Chelsea maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 win over Arsenal. The visitors went ahead twenty minutes into the game when Fernando Torres scored from close range. Gervinho then levelled for the home side, but Juan Mata scored the winner at the start of the second half.
The Special One has returned and requested the services of his young striker who could potentially become a Chelsea legend. Providing Chelsea don’t go out and spend £50 million a new a striker this transfer window then there is no reason why Romelu Lukaku cannot cement a place in Chelsea’s starting eleven and lead the line for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil next year.
After finishing last season on an unexpected high, can Chelsea reclaim their position as a dominate force in the Premier League? They have spent lavishly this summer and manager Roberto Di Matteo will have no excuses if he fails. Will he be able to break the club’s short-term manager curse?
A 90th minute goal from Juan Mata secured a nervy win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Branislav Ivanovic controversially put the home side ahead after scoring from an offside position. Diame equalised late in the second half and Wigan looked to be leaving with a point before Mata’s winning late strike.
Chelsea will face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 3-1 over two legs. The Blues will enter their sixth semi-final in nine years and will face the team that, controversially, knocked them at the same stage in 2009.
The Blues managed to secure three points after a piece magnificent skill by Didier Drogba. However Chelsea were far from their best and should have scored more. Stoke played 65 minutes of the match with 10 men after Ricardo Fuller was sent off for stamping on Branislav Ivanović.