Three Things We Learned From Chelsea vs Arsenal: No Love Lost Between Wenger And Mourinho

Goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were enough for Chelsea to see off Arsenal and remain as the only unbeaten side in the Premier League. Both sides were lucky to have their central defenders still on the pitch after they both committed offences which could have resulted in them seeing red. But Chelsea emerged victorious for the sixth time in the League this season and go into the international break, five points clear of their nearest title contenders, Manchester City who are second with 14 points.

Here are the major talking points from the game.

No love lost between Wenger and Mourinho

Before the game, when both managers were speaking about the crucial clash at Stamford Bridge, you wouldn’t have been mistaken to have thought that the rivalry between the two of them had died down. To say that the pair have had a strained relationship would be an understatement as the two of them have never really seen eye-to-eye ever since Mourinho came to England in 2004. But things looked as though they were cooling down.

But in the first half, things got heated again when Arsène Wenger seemed to push Mourinho back after being infuriated by a tackle on Alexis Sanchez. Although it was the referee that the Frenchman was furious at, he decided to take it out on the man who had branded him “a specialist in failure”. After the game, the Arsenal manager refused to apologise for his actions and said he had nothing “to regret”. At the end of the day, irrespective of his actions, the fact that he is yet to beat Mourinho in 12 games is something that will linger on long in the Frenchman’s memory even if the first-half spat is forgotten.

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