The London clubs both suffered this weekend at the hands of their goalkeeping errors. However, Arsenal managed to use two goals to recover completely from their mistake; whilst Chelsea’s two goals only allowed them to level.
An own goal by Cech in the 18th minute of the game gave Southampton an early lead against Arsenal. The Gunners had used their ammo against themselves!
Luckily, they didn’t leave things as they were. Koscielny netted the equaliser just over 10 minutes later and Cazorla went on to secure a win for the Reds by converting a penalty in extra time. They mastered their fate perfectly.
Chelsea similarly scored two goals simply to make up for what they’d lost. Like in Arsenal’s match, the first goal was netted in the 18th minute. Diego Costa gave the Blues the lead and sadly he also watched it disappear.
After a rough tackle by Courtois, Sigurdsson converted a penalty to equalise for Swansea. Then, just three minutes later, Fer gave the Swans the lead they wanted. The Blues most certainly did not see that coming.
It was a good thing that Diego Costa was able to find the strength to net another goal in the 81st minute. Although this didn’t gain Chelsea maximum points, it meant that they avoided defeat once again!
Arsenal is 6th on the PL table and Chelsea is 2nd. As each game goes by the league table changes, and they can only hope that it’s for the better.