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Thank you and good night!

2021-05-12T21:57:38Z

A crazy night of football as Arsenal found a way to stun Chelsea while Serie A gave us a few goal explosions. Back again tomorrow with a good one between Manchester United and Liverpool!

James: The loss doesn't affect us

2021-05-12T21:53:34Z

Chelsea still have some big games to play, most notably an FA Cup final and a Champions League final against Manchester City, and Reece James says the Blues will move quickly to forget tonight's result.​

He told Sky Sports: "We lost. We made a mistake which led to their goal and didn't take our chances. We only have ourselves to blame for the loss. On another day maybe the game goes differently.

"They're a good team and hard to break down. We had chances to score and put the game to bed.

"The games come thick and fast and the players come in and out. Everyone is at different fitness levels. We all put 100% in and we're going to get tired sometimes.

"It doesn't affect us in any way. We're still fighting to win very game. The loss doesn't affect us tonight. It's disappointing to lose but we can't take negativity into tomorrow's session."

Too many changes for Chelsea?

2021-05-12T21:49:10Z

After making seven changes to his starting XI, Tuchel admitted he has some regrets.

"Totally our fault, nobody else's. We lost, it's totally our responsibilty. We had huge chances. We made an own goal more or less - total gift," Tuchel said.  Overall we were not sharp enough. We couldn't put out the same intensity and energy as usual.

"It was maybe too many changes from the last match and I take full responsibility for that. Maybe it's the last wake-up call for all of us. I felt it a little bit coming in training and I'm a bit unlucky that it's proven today on the pitch. I regret... we could have, we could have, we could have but we didn't.

"We had three days. We're on a good run, good mood. The choices were not so good from my side for the line-up. This is on me. We were unlucky. We can lose in football. We did everything today to lose.

"I'm not happy with my line-up. There were too many changes and I shouldn't have done it like this. It was something in particular but I don't want to tell you."

More history for Ronaldo

2021-05-12T21:44:46Z

Arteta: It was a gift

2021-05-12T21:40:00Z

"I'm very pleased, we haven't won here in 10 years so it's very good to get the result," the Arsenal boss told BBC Match of the Day.

"It's a gift because we were pressing through with the right attitude and organisation so you force mistakes.

"We had good organisation, moments when you come here against Thomas Tuchel you will suffer, it's not realistic to come here and think you will play them off the park. The attitude of the boys and the team was extraordinary.

"I am very happy - it's good we won one football game so I'm happy."

Tuchel 'not happy' with Chelsea performance

2021-05-12T21:33:33Z

"The first half was OK, it was enough to lead 3-0 but we were 1-0 down because we forgot to score at the other end and then scored an own goal practically, I don't know how Arsenal would've scored if we didn't give it to them ourselves," Tuchel told BBC.

"We were not sharp enough, not the same energy as usual. We are responsible, I am responsible, we are all in this together so it was not enough to win the game.

"Bit angry that we had so many changes, that's on me, not so happy in the end with the line-up, but I didn't know what would happen, I didn't feel us today like I normally do and we can't expect to win games if we're not 100% in games. We didn't have a shot for almost the whole second half, then we had a big one, maybe we deserved this today, we learn something.

"I'm not happy with what I saw, I have my responsibility because I picked the line-up, but the performance was the performance."

Smith-Rowe: It was a lucky finish!

2021-05-12T21:25:49Z

"That happens sometimes, I'm happy it went in but it was a slightly lucky finish," the goalscorer told Sky Sports. "It means so much to score for this fantastic club, I just want to keep pushing on.

"I'm so tired but I feel like we played well, we looked tired at times but we got the three points and showed our character, we defended really well in patches and after this tough season, it was a good performance from us today.

"We're working really hard in training and showed this season how good we can be, but we need to keep pushing forward."

A rare defeat for Chelsea and a more rare double for Arsenal

2021-05-12T21:21:46Z

This was only Chelsea's third defeat in 26 matches under Thomas Tuchel, while Arsenal completed the league double over Chelsea for the first time since 2003-04. 

Arsenal's first win at Chelsea in a decade!

2021-05-12T21:13:12Z

FT: Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T21:11:27Z

It's all over as Arsenal hold on to the 1-0 win. A grind of a performance from the Gunners, who pounce on a Chelsea mistake and hold firm for the win. A little bit of luck, a slight bus park but, most importantly, three points for the Gunners.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T21:10:43Z

After a slight scramble, Gabriel heads it back off Jorginho and out for a goal kick. That should just about do it...

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T21:10:14Z

Pulisic's shot blocked away and Chelsea will have one last corner.

PSG reach the Coupe de France final

2021-05-12T21:07:56Z

It went all the way to penalties, but PSG have won! Following a 2-2 draw, PSG held on to a 6-5 win in the shootout to move closer to their second trophy of the season.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T21:04:10Z

Off the bar! So close for Chelsea, who see the ball hit the crossbar twice in just a matter of seconds. Zouma's header is tipped onto the bar by Leno before Giroud nearly gets a goal before Arsenal clear it away. The Gunners' luck continues into stoppage time...

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T21:00:14Z

Chance for Chelsea! Hudson-Odoi gets into space out wide and fires it to the back post towards Pulisic. It's just past the American star, who can only tap it fairly weakly towards Leno. 

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:57:31Z

Bellerin races to cut out a Chelsea cross and seemingly injures himself in the process. Chambers now looks set to come on for Bellerin, who lasts less than a half before suffering what appears to be a leg injury of some sort.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:55:34Z

Just 10 minutes left for Chelsea to find a goal, and they haven't had a shot on target since the 28th minute.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:51:35Z

More changes coming for both teams. Ziyech on for Azpilicueta while Lacazette is set to join the fray in place of Aubameyang. 

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:50:18Z

Long-range blast from Tierney is deflected right into the arms of Kepa. 

Serie A roundup

2021-05-12T20:42:38Z

All final in Italy as Juve take down Sassuolo 3-1, Inter defeat Roma 3-1, Milan crush Torino 7-0, Napoli win 5-1 over Udineseand Atalanta earn a 2-0 win over Benevento.

With today's results, Juventus remain one point behind fourth-place Napoli with two games to play. 

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Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:37:48Z

A sub for either side as Bellerin comes on for Saka and Giroud takes the place of Havertz.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:33:05Z

Goal Chelsea... or not!

Pulisic finds the back of the net but it's called back for offside. So close to the breakthrough Chelsea desperately need.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:30:58Z

This game is all Chelsea all the time, but Arsenal are holding firm. Have been parked deep in their own territory throughout but Chelsea have done little to truly threaten.

Touchdown AC Milan!

2021-05-12T20:24:54Z

Milan have now fired SEVEN past Torino, with Ante Rebic scored a 12-minute hat-trick between the 67th and 79th minutes. 

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:21:54Z

Penalty claim for Chelsea as Havertz is tripped up by Gabriel but the referee sees little in it. 

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:18:57Z

We're back underway at Stamford Bridge with Hudson-Odoi coming on for Gilmour for Chelsea. 

Meanwhile in France...

2021-05-12T20:14:45Z

Goals galore in the Coupe de France final as well as Kylian Mbappe has just scored his second goal of the day to give PSG the 2-1 lead. 

The situation in Serie A

2021-05-12T20:13:42Z

It's all kicking off in Italy as several big games head into the final 20 minutes. As things stand, Atalanta are up 2-0 over Benevento, Juventus have a 3-1 lead over Sassuolo, Milan are cruising and up 4-0 over Torino and Inter have a 2-1 lead over Roma.
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Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T20:02:36Z

Halftime, and Arsenal will head to the dressing room with a 1-0 lead thanks to the goal from Smith Rowe. 

A decent half for the Gunners, who spent a fairly large chunk of it defending in a low block. Chelsea with a few chances, most notably Havertz's disastrous miss over the bar.

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T19:53:05Z

So close for Chelsea. Chilwell gets the best of Saka and crosses it to the middle, but its pushed away by Leno. Mount's follow-up is cleared out for a corner. 

Costly errors for Chelsea

2021-05-12T19:49:28Z

Jorginho's gaffe was Chelsea's eighth error leading to opposition goals in the Premier League this season. Only Liverpool have more with nine.

Montpellier 1-1 PSG

2021-05-12T19:45:58Z

The first half of the Coupe de France semi-final is over, and Kylian Mbappe has scored for PSG while Gaetan Laborde has found the back of the net for Montepellier. 

Ronaldo scores his 100th goal for Juventus

2021-05-12T19:39:55Z

Juve make it 2-0 over Sassuolo, and it's that man Ronaldo again The goal is his 100th since making the move to Italy.

What were Chelsea doing?!

2021-05-12T19:34:09Z

Chelsea 0 - 1 Arsenal

2021-05-12T19:28:03Z

A defensive disaster and Arsenal take the lead!

An absolutely horrendous givaway from Jorginho, who nearly puts the ball in his own net! Kepa parries the ball out to Aubameyang, who slips it to Smith Rowe who has the whole net to shoot at to make it 1-0.

Chelsea 0 - 0 Arsenal

2021-05-12T19:27:18Z

What a chance for Chelsea, as Havertz breaks through following a giveaway from Mari. The German puts his shot up and over Leno, though, leaving Mari as the most thankful person at Stamford Bridge. 

Chelsea 0 - 0 Arsenal

2021-05-12T19:22:43Z

First half-chance of the game as Pulisic finds Mount in the box. Shot from Mount results in a simple save for Leno, but an early look for the hosts. 

Sassuolo 0 - 1 Juventus

2021-05-12T19:18:30Z

Goal for Juventus, and the race for a Champions League spot is back on! Rabiot with the low-driven finish from outside the box to give Juve the early lead. 

Chelsea 0 - 0 Arsneal

2021-05-12T19:16:40Z

Kickoff and we're underway!

Milan sides cruising

2021-05-12T19:10:31Z

A stunner from Theo Hernandez to give AC Milan the 1-0 lead over Torino. Meanwhile, their crosstown rivals Inter are cruising, up 2-0 against Roma in the 21st minute behind goals from Marcelo Brozovic and Mathais Vecino. 

Penalty save for Buffon!

2021-05-12T19:07:00Z

Just one day after announcing his Juventus departure, Gianluigi Buffon has saved Domenico Berardi's penalty in the 16th minute!
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Seven changes in the Chelsea XI

2021-05-12T19:02:43Z

Thomas Tuchel has made seven changes to the Chelsea XI, most notably resting N'Golo Kante in midfield and starting Kepa Arrizabalaga in goal.

"You scare me now! Seven from the City game? Didn't feel like we had so many changes," he told Sky Sports.

"Some of them were out for one match so still have two matches in a week. We have a strong line up today. Full trust to them."

Arteta speaks pregame: What Tuchel has done is remarkable!

2021-05-12T18:53:15Z

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to Sky Sports: "We have been struggling in the last few months in terms of results and performance. We know what we have to do.

"Frank [Lampard] did a lot of good things and positive things, Thomas [Tuchel] has inherited a good team that he has improved. Two finals, a lot of credit to him because what he has done is remarkable."

Some memorable milestones for two Chelsea stars

2021-05-12T18:51:53Z

Chelsea and Arsenal teams are in!

2021-05-12T18:25:18Z

Some reading ahead of tonight's game

2021-05-12T18:20:57Z

Before Arsenal face Chelsea, our Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts looked ahead to the club's summer plans and what sort of overhaul should be expected for Mikel Arteta's squad.

Read the full story on Goal!

Teams are also in for Inter-Roma

2021-05-12T18:16:23Z

Teams are also in for the Serie A champions-elect Inter as they take on Roma.

Inter XI: Radu; Skriniar, Ranocchia, D'Ambrosio; Darmian, Barella, Brozovic, Vecino, Perisic; Lukaku, Sanchez.

Toma XI: Fuzato; Karsdorp, Mancini, Kumbulla, Santon; Darboe, Cristante; Pedro, Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Dzeko

Juventus XI is in!

2021-05-12T18:08:45Z

Here's Juventus' team to take on Sassuolo: Buffon; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Chiesa, Arthur, Rabiot, Kulusevski; Dybala, Ronaldo

 As things stand, Juve are three points behind fourth-place AC Milan.

Hello folks, and welcome to today's matchday blog!

2021-05-12T18:03:50Z

Another busy day of football on the cards today as Chelsea are set to host Arsenal in the day's marquee match.

But that clash between London giants is far from the only big match on the schedule. In Italy, Juventus will fight for a Champions League spot against Sassuolo while Inter and AC Milan face Roma and Torino, respectively.

Elsewhere, PSG are in the Coupe de France semis against Montepellier while Atletico Madrid can move closer to La Liga's title with a win over Real Sociedad.