No. Name
  18 Wayne Bridge
  26 John Terry
  6 Marcel Desailly  80' 84'
  19 Scott Parker
  72' 10  Joe Cole
  11 Damien Duff
  4 Claude Makelele  65'
  22 Eidur Gudjohnsen  53'
  86' 15  Mario Melchiot
  72' 21  Hernán Crespo
  29 Robert Huth
  14 Geremi
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 53
    • Eidur Gudjohnsen Goal
  • 59
    • Robert Pires Goal
  • 65
    • Claude Makelele Yellow Card
  • 72
    • On: Joe Cole | Off: Scott Parker
  • 72
    • On: Hernán Crespo | Off: Adrian Mutu
  • 72
    • On: Gilberto Silva | Off: Dennis Bergkamp
  • 78
    • On: José Antonio Reyes | Off: Freddie Ljungberg
  • 80
    • Marcel Desailly Yellow Card
  • 84
    • Marcel Desailly Red Card
  • 86
    • On: Mario Melchiot | Off: Eidur Gudjohnsen
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' It's not all over yet, but Chelsea now have to score at Highbury and hope they can overcome their hoodoo against Arsene Wenger's glory hunting Gunners
90' Desailly will regret his stupid first booking - which eventually led to a red after the challenge on Vieira - which in the end has ruled him out of the return leg
90' There wasn't a great deal of goal mouth action, and Arsenal would certainly have taken this scoreline before kick-off
90' The 1-1 scoreline was a fair reflection, but Chelsea will regret letting Arsenal grab a leveller when they were well on top
90' There goes the final whistle
90' Bridge crosses for Crespo, but his flicked effort is easy for Lehmann
90' Edu blocks off Joe Cole and gives away the free-kick
90' Three minutes to be added on
90' Henry's cross to Gilberto is intercepted and headed clear by Terry
89' Chelsea have struggled to really create throughout, but they will have to at Highbury in the return
88' Chelsea will be desperate to hold on to this with their ten men - they can't afford to go to Highbury with a defeat, and two away goals to make up
87' Corner to Chelsea. Duff takes again from the right, this time going short to Makelele - his cross is headed clear
86' Chelsea make a change, sacrificing Eidur Gudjohnsen for Mario Melchiot
85' Pires feeds Henry, his shot on the turn is easy for Ambrosio down low
84' Desailly brings down Vieira as he looks to burst through - the Frenchman has just been booked and he's off! Two yellows for Desailly and how must now regret knocking the ball out of Lehmann's hand
83' Gudjohnsen bursts forward, but takes it too far rather then look to release - Toure stays strong to make yet another fine challenge
82' Lehmann tries to throw it long - Desailly cheekily puts a hand on the ball to force the error and gets a yellow card for his troubles
81' Chelsea win two corners in quick succession - and finally the ball lands in the arms of Lehmann
80' Duff's cross flicks off the head of Toure for Gudjohnsen at the back stick, his shot is blocked by Pires for the corner
79' Duff takes it but this time it's Vieira who heads away - again Chelsea fail to find one of their own men
78' Crespo sees his shot deflected behind for a corner, Chelsea need some quality now
77' Another change for Arsenal now, Jose Antonio Reyes comes on for Freddie Ljungberg
76' Chelsea are trying hard for a second, but seem to lack that cutting edge to really open up the Arsenal rearguard
75' Duff takes the corner himself, only for Campbell to head clear with ease
74' Lauren is caught out by Lampard, who swicthes it to Duff. The Irishman tries to get to the byline but has to settle for the corner off Toure
73' Joe Cole tries to find Gudjohnsen in the box, Ashley Cole makes the interception
72' Arsenal alos make a switch, Gilberto Silva is on for Dennis Bergkamp
71' A double change for Chelsea and Scott Parker and Adrian Mutu are replaced with Joe Cole and Hernan Crespo
70' Arsenal passing it around in the deep now, this result would suit them
69' Duff and Mutu link up well, it's Mutu who takes the shot only to see it blocked by Toure
68' Arsenal now have control, the goal knocking the stuffing out of the home side. They need to find more urgency to their game now
67' Pires feeds in Cole, Desailly charges down the attempted cross
66' Henry goes for the audacious shot but it's always rising and is way over
65' Makelele is shown the yellow card for a deliberate handball as Edu looked to play it through - looked a harsh decision. Free-kick 35 yards out
64' Pires brings down Gallas on the right-flank, but the ball played in by Parker is again straight at the goalkeeper
63' Pires plays in the inswinger, Ambrosio's punch is clear but as Henry's lobbed shot is played in Campbell is given offside
62' Duff fells Lauren, free-kick for the visitors
61' After all that hard work Chelsea find themselves in trouble - but will they react better than they did at Highbury in the Premiership?
60' Cole's chipped pass is fantastic, Pires' is run is superb and the header is sublime. No chance for Ambrosio and from being under pressure Arsenal now have an away goal
59' GOAL!!!!
59' Cole takes possession on the left, looks up and floats it in for Pires...
59' Chelsea are dominant now, looking for a second to really put them in the driving seat in this tie
58' Mutu holds it up well and squares it to Lampard - his powerful drive it beaten away by Lehmann only as far as Duff - but the German stopper stays big to save again
57' Duff's corner only finds gloves of Lehmann
56' Parker feeds in Gudjohnsen in the box on the right, two blue shirts are waiting unmarked in the box if Gudjohnsen can pick them out - but Toure gets back to put it behind
55' Edu tries a hurried shot, which is fired well over the bar
54' Lehmann's clearance was well blocked by Gudjohnsen, and the Icelandic striker showed great composure to slide it home from a tight angle with the goal empty. Advantage Cheslea!
53' GOAL!!!!!
53' Lampard plays a hopeful ball up front to Gudjohnsen, but it's too strong. Lehmann comes out to clear his lines with Gudjohnsen closing down - but Lehmann's clearance hits the striker...
53' Arsenal come forward now. Henry collects on the left and tries a trademark curling shot into the opposite corner - Ambrosio reads it well to claim
53' Duff takes the corner, and Lehmann collects at the second attempt
52' Arsenal look to break but Makelele does brilliantly to rob Pires. He feed Lampard for the shot, which is defelected off Campbell behind for a corner
51' Lauren trips Duff, free-kick to Chelsea right by the corner flag on the left. Mutu flots it in, Campbell heads clear
50' Gudjohnsen looks for the ghosting run of Parker into the box but it's Henry, off all people, who tracks the run and makes the interception
49' Edu plays in Cole on the left - only for the flag to go up for offside
48' Henry gets some space on the left, Terry reads his cross and clears
47' Henry has been very quiet so far in this match, barely worth a mention - Arsenal will be hoping for more from their star man
46' Arsenal kick-off the second period with Henry and Bergkamp
45' It was a very tight first 45, with very little in the way of goalscoring opportunities. Sol Campbell's header is the closest either side has come - but there has been very little else
45' Lampard and Pires have words as the teams go off - clearly something happened between the two
45' And that's half time
45' Edu catches Edu late, free-kick
45' One minute to be added on
44' Pires chips it to the back stick, only for Desailly gets his head to it first to clear
43' Desailly brings down Ljungberg, free-kick
42' Parker brings it froward now, and bends it in for Mutu - who flicks it over the bar with his forehead
41' Chelsea push forward, Bridge superbly harries Ljungberg inside his own area to force the hurried clearance
40' Chelsea happy to pass the ball around the back now
39' Parker is skips in down the right only for the flag to go up for a throw-in - the whole of the ball certainly had not crossed the line
38' Mutu wins a corner off Campbell. Mutu takes but fails to clearer the first man - Pires
37' This time the corner is taken short - only for Desailly to then be penalised for a push
36' Parker wins the corner off Cole. Duff with take from the right side, and Vieira can clear only as far as Parker. He feeds in Gallas and can pick out Gudjohnsen at the back stick - who's shot is deflected behind
35' A woeful cross-field ball from Toure gifts the ball back to Chelsea in the Arsenal half
34' Free-kick to Chelsea. Bridge plays it into the box from deep only for Campbell to rise and head clear with ease
33' Edu finds Bergkamp coming into the box on the left, the Dutchman shoots and Ambrosio has to claim at the second attempt as it swerves through the air
32' It's been a very competitive encounter, although there's been little to write home about in either penalty area. It's a very tight affair
31' Mutu gets away from Toure on the left, but he has three red shirts around him and only one option in the box. He tries to play it across but only finds Lehmann
30' Mutu win the ball of Ljungberg - but it's a tackle from behind and the referee blows up
29' Lauren tries to find Henry down the right, but his pass takes a defelection of Terry's ankle to take it away from the Frenchman
28' Parker tries to play it out wide to Gallas, but he holds onto it too long and had to rush it - and the put it out for a goal-kick
27' Chelsea improving now, can they go on and enjoying a spell of pressure now?
26' Suddenly Parker is played in, he opts against the first time shot and Lehmann managed to get down and claim the cut-back
25' The impressive Bride latches onto a one-two with Mutu to get into the box - but his touch lets him down and Campbell hacks clear
24' Mutu gets onto a loose ball in the box ahead of Campbell - he wants the corner but strangely is penalised for a foul on the England defender
23' Bridge tries to find Duff down the line, Lauren gets in first
22' Pires looks for Ljungber on the edge of the box - it's fired at him giving the Swede little chance of bringing under control
21' Lampard tries to find Mutu at the back stick, Lehmann sees the danger early and comes out to collect
20' Arsenal have enjoyed more of the possession and if either side have shaded it they have - only just though
19' Duff strides foward and looks to get clear - only for Toure to get back with a superb sliding tackle
18' The ganme's sloppy at the moment, neither team able to get into their stride and take control
17' Gudjohnsen trips Toure, and that'll be a free-kick
16' Toure shows great strength to hold off Mutu and win the throw-in
15' Cole gets away down the left but is tracked well by Parker, Coel has to rush his cross and puts it straight out of play
14' The tackles are start to fly in now as the teams get the measure of each other. This could get tasty.
13' Vieira is caught by Makelele in centre-field. Free-kick
12' Free-kick to Arsenal, Ljungberg swings it in from the right, Campbell rises to win the header but puts it wide. He rose highest at the back stick and should have at least hit the target
11' Mutu takes, curling it in low towards to goalkeeper. Not enough blue shirts make a move to latch onto the ball and Lehmann is able to collect
10' Bridge is felled by Lauren trying to latch on to Mutu's give and go. It's a free-kick right on the angle of the box
9' Pires gets clear of the defence but Ambrosio is equal to it - the flag is up anyway so it wouldn't have counted
8' Lauren picks on Bergkamp on the edge of the box, Bergkamp tries to find the corner but it lacks power and Ambrosio can take down low to his left
7' It's an even start, neither side taking the game by the scruff of the neck
6' Bridge looks for Duff over the top, Lauren does well to watch the Irishman's run and make the tackle
5' Ljungberg wins the corner off Bridge. Pires takes from the right and it's Bridge to flick it away
4' Duff floats it in, but he fails to get enough loft and it's headed to safety by Edu
3' Parker is tripped by Pires and it's a free-kick on the right - a chance to get it into the box
2' Arsenal start well, Lauren looks for Ljungberg down the line but Bridge is across to make the interception
1' It will be Chelsea to kick-off at Stamford Bridge, with Duff and Mutu
- Arsenal have their usual formidable look about them as manager Arsene Wenger stated his intentions with an attacking line-up. That means Freddie Ljungberg returns in place of Gilberto Silva as the only change to the team which beat Bolton at the weekend.
- Chelsea make three changes to the team which beat Fulham on Saturday. Hernan Crespo fails to recover from the calf injury he suffered in training on Monday so Adrian Mutu returns. Claude Makelele and Scott Parker bolster the midfield at the expense of Geremi and Jesper Gronkjaer.
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