Arsenal vs Chelsea LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel as James on target after Lukaku strikes on second debut – latest

ARSENAL are facing rivals Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium in a HUGE Premier League clash today.

The Blues will welcome back record signing Romelu Lukaku, who STARTS for Thomas Tuchel's side this afternoon.

  • Start time: 4.30pm BST
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
  • Arsenal XI: Leno; Cedric, Holding, Mari, Tierney; Lokonga, Xhaka (c); Saka, Smith Rowe, Pepe; Martinelli.
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta (c); Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, James; Havertz, Mount; Lukaku.

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  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    60. SUBSTITUTION!

    OFF: Saka

    ON: Aubameyang

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    59. JUST WIDE!

    The corner is floated towards the far post and Mari gets up well to nod the ball back towards the six-yard box.

    Holding gets his head on the ball but steers his effort JUST wide of the post!

    Massive, massive chance missed.

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    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    58. The ball doesn't come down quick enough for Martinelli to control, Christensen gets his head on the ball as a result.

    But he's conceded a corner.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    56. Alonso switches play to the opposite flank finding James.

    The right-back brings the ball down and plays it into the path of Lukaku, who then finds Mount in space with a first-time pass.

    The England international gets a shot off but drags his effort wide of the target.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    54. Azpilicueta delivers a deep cross towards the far post looking to find Lukaku.

    The forward gets a shot off, but his effort deflects off an Arsenal defender and goes up into the air.

    Holding takes charge and decides to nod the ball behind for a Chelsea corner.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    53. Arsenal are putting in a more spirited performance now, they're fighting for every first and second ball.

    Whether they can get a goal with it is another matter.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    51. Saka works the ball wide to Smith Rowe on the right-hand side.

    The Arsenal No10 whips a good ball towards the near post, but Rudiger gets his head on the ball first at the expense of a corner.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    49. Kovacic plays a fast ball into Lukaku, who is backing into Mari.

    The forward spins well and manages to get the ball onto his left foot.

    He gets a shot off, but his effort is blocked well and Arsenal clear the danger.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    47. Azpilicueta plays a good ball into the feet of Lukaku inside the penalty area.

    The forward holds off his marker and tries to dance into space, but this time Arsenal manage to stop him.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    45. Chelsea get the second half underway!

  • Joshua Mbu

    PEEEEEEEP!

    WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

  • Joshua Mbu

    THE TEAMS ARE BACK OUT

    Mikel Arteta has sent his side out nice and early for the second half….. with inspiring words still ringing in their ears, hopefully.

    Chelsea will get us back underway.

  • Joshua Mbu

    LUK AT THAT

    A lot of defenders are going to struggle up against Lukaku this season.

    James has himself a goal and an assist to cap off a wonderful first half display.

    Arsenal had a penalty shout at the end of the half as James and Saka tangled inside the Blues' penalty area.

    But VAR and the referee sided with the Chelsea right-back.

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    HT STATS: ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    Dominant from Chelsea.

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    HT: ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    Arsenal started bright and looked threatening inside the opening ten minutes.

    But Lukaku's influence on the game grew minute-by-minute.

    The forward's expert hold-up play allowed his team to get up the pitch, he then laid the ball back to Kovacic who quickly found James out wide on the right.

    The right-back broke into the penalty area and squared it back to Lukaku who had shrugged off Mari to tap home.

    The Blues started to cruise and increased their share of possession north of 60 per cent.

    And with ten minutes left in the half, James was picked out again on the overlap.

    The right-back exploited the space left by Tierney, broke into the penalty area and fired past Leno to make it two.

    James doubled Chelsea's leadCredit: GETTY IMAGES
    Cool as you likeCredit: GETTY IMAGES
  • Joshua Mbu

    PEEEEEEEEEP!

    THE HALF-TIME WHISTLE GOES AT THE EMIRATES!

    CHELSEA LEAD AT THE BREAK!

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    45. The fourth official hold his board up and there will be two additional minutes played at the Emirates.

    Arsenal have a late corner.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    44. YELLOW CARD!

    An Arsenal half chance results in Holding ferociously chasing down the loose ball.

    The centre back flies in off the ground and catches Chelsea left-back Alonso on the foot.

    Rudiger has some harsh words for the Englishman.

    The referee trots over and dishes out a yellow card.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    42. Arsenal are finishing the first half strong.

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    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    40. NO PENALTY!

    Pepe plays a cute pass through the legs of Azpilicueta to pick out Saka inside Chelsea's penalty area.

    James recovers well but the pair go to ground and the home crowd appeal for a penalty.

    But the referee doesn't give it.

    The VAR review shows Saka's leg clip James, causing both men to fall to the ground.

    Play on says the referee.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    38. CHANCE!

    Mount cuts outside Mari and then in to free up some space to cross on the left-hand side.

    The England International clips a cross towards the far post, Havertz gets a touch but his header goes wide of the far post.

    Chelsea look unstoppable.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    37. Wow.

    Chelsea have yet again increased their hold on the game, controlling 66 per cent of the ball.

    And they've got two brilliant goals to go alongside it, capping off a wonderful first half display.

    Arsenal look incredibly toothless up front.

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA

    35. Havertz takes two Arsenal players out of the game with a wonderful pass around the corner to the overlapping Alonso.

    The left-back plays a ball inside hoping to find Lukaku 35-yards from goal.

    But a sliding challenge puts the forward off.

    Mount picks up the loose ball and plays a pass wide to James, who's in acres of space on the right flank.

    The right-back breaks into the box and fires across Leno and into the top-left corner!

    Chelsea are toying with Arsenal!

  • Joshua Mbu

    GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLL!!!

    JAMES DOUBLES CHELSEA'S LEAD!!!

    TIDY FINISH FROM THE RIGHT-BACK!!!

  • Joshua Mbu

    ARSENAL 0-1 CHELSEA

    34. YELLOW CARD!

    Mari is booked for a foul on Lukaku. He's having an awful afternoon.

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