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December 23, 2013 3:00 PM EST
Emirates Stadium — London
Referee:‬ M. Dean‎
Attendance:‬ 60039‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

Goal rates the players after a rainy night in London that saw neither team achieve maximum potential - or maximum points.

By Greg Stobart at Emirates Stadium

  • Wojciech Szczesny
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    2.50

    Wojciech Szczesny

    Some solid handling on the rare occasions he was needed.

  • Bacary Sagna
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    2.50

    Bacary Sagna

    Decent defensive display and bombed up and down the right touchline, producing one particularly dangerous cross in the first half. Late header cleared off the line.

  • Per Mertesacker
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    3.00

    Per Mertesacker

    The German was commanding at the back and made some crucial interceptions to stop Torres.

  • Thomas Vermaelen
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    2.50

    Thomas Vermaelen

    A couple of shaky moments, including one misplaced back pass, but generally solid up against Torres.

  • Kieran Gibbs
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    2.50

    Kieran Gibbs

    Strong defensively but could have offered more of an attacking option to stretch Chelsea.

  • Tomas Rosicky
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    2.50

    Tomas Rosicky

    Some tidy passing and picked the ball up in dangerous areas without ever unlocking the Chelsea defense.

  • Mikel Arteta
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    2.50

    Mikel Arteta

    Some tidy passing at the base of Arsenal's midfield but was quickly put under pressure and unable to quickly start attacking moves.

  • Mesut Özil
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    2.00

    Mesut Özil

    The summer signing drifted in and out of the game. Some nice touches without ever really threatening Chelsea. Clashed with Ivanovic in the second half.

  • Aaron Ramsey
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    1.50

    Aaron Ramsey

    Very poor game by the Welshman's high standards this season. Sloppy passing and no real sights on goal.

  • Olivier Giroud
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    2.00

    Olivier Giroud

    The focal point of the Arsenal attack but missed a couple of excellent chance in the second half after getting away from Chelsea defenders. General movement not sharp enough.

  • Theo Walcott
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    2.50

    Theo Walcott

    Played on the right but barely got an opportunity to use his electric pace. Well handled by Apzilicueta and looked a little off the pace.

Substitutions

  • Petr Cech
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    2.50

    Petr Cech

    Very little to do but communicated well with the back four.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
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    2.50

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Involved in some needless handbags with Ozil in the second half but on the whole very strong performance from the right back.

  • Gary Cahill
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    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    Good reading of the game and won some important headers.

  • John Terry
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    2.50

    John Terry

    The Chelsea captain led by example at the back with some crucial interceptions and strong headers.

  • César Azpilicueta
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    2.50

    César Azpilicueta

    The Spaniard enjoyed his battle with Walcott. Got stuck in to challenges and denied the England winger space in behind.

  • Ramires
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    2.50

    Ramires

    A busy, box-to-box display from the Brazilian midfielder. One header over the bar in the first half but drove the team forward after the break.

  • Frank Lampard
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    2.50

    Frank Lampard

    Relatively quiet performance but typically impressive timing to join attacks. Came closest to breaking the deadlock with a first-half volley that smashed against the crossbar.

  • John Obi Mikel
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    2.00

    John Obi Mikel

    The Nigerian should have been sent off for a bad studs-up challenge on Arteta in the first-half. On the whole, however, he was a very effective screen for the back four.

  • Eden Hazard
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    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Some very classy moments from the Belgian on the counter attack, especially a wonderful scooped pass for Lampard in the first half.

  • Willian
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    2.00

    Willian

    Probably lucky not to give away a penalty with a clumsy tackle in the first half. Also shot weakly straight at Szczesny before being replaced by Oscar in the 77th minute.

  • Fernando Torres
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    2.00

    Fernando Torres

    Fairly lively leading the line without really troubling the Arsenal defense. Couldn't get away from Mertesacker and Co. before being replaced by Luiz late.

Substitutions

  • David Luiz
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    David Luiz

    Late replacement for Torres.

  • Oscar
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    2.50

    Oscar

    Some decent touches after coming on for Willian 13 minutes from time.

  • Andre Schürrle
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    2.50

    Andre Schürrle

    Came on for Hazard in the 73rd minute but made no real impact.

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