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Chelsea v Arsenal recent head-to-head record

We have played Arsenal twice already this season with the last result being a 1-1 draw away in the league in November.

There was little to separate the sides throughout a hard-fought 90 minutes but this London derby came to life in the latter stages of the match with both goals coming in the final five minutes. Arsenal’s Beth Mead netted from close range in the 86th minute and we responded almost instantly when Harder’s cross flicked off Lotte Wubben-Moy and into the back of the net past the Gunners goalkeeper.

The in October we met in the group stage of the Continental League Cup where we came out as 4-1 victors.

It was a good start as Magdalena Eriksson headed home a corner with just six minutes on the clock. Although the Gunners cancelled out Eriksson’s finish almost instantly when Foord rifled a shot into the far corner from range, the Blues continued with the game plan and were 3-1 with just quarter of an hour gone.

Guro Reiten netted a quick-fire brace to extend our lead when she directed her effort into the far bottom corner to register her first goal this term. Her second goal came from a rebound and the Norwegian international managed to strike her first-time effort over Manuela Zinsberger in the Gunners goal. A landmark 50th goal came for Bethany England moments before the full-time whistle blew when she got on the end of Eriksson’s clearance to coolly steer past the keeper, topping off a commanding performance from the Blues.
 

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