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Summary

  1. Chelsea need six points to win title
  2. Blues face Leicester on Wednesday
  3. Chelsea denied three penalty appeals

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Hazard gets your vote

    That's a wrap then. Chelsea edge closer, they've been edging since about September.

    Eden Hazard had a quiet game this afternoon but he won your vote to be the player of the year with 34.5% of the vote. Alexis Sanchez came second with 22% and Harry Kane 19.1%.

    The genuine PFA awards will be announced later on tonight.

    See you next week!

  2. 'I am grateful forever'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea's former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas: "I won't deny that it was special day for me. Last night I thought about many moments and I'm glad it ended this way.

    Fabregas

    "To be substituted at the end and feel the love of the Arsenal fans meant a lot to me. I'm grateful for the life they gave me. Some people will be disappointed in me for the reasons why I left but I am grateful forever."

    Should he have had a penalty?

    "He [Santi Cazorla] definitely touched me, I don't know if I could have stood up more but he touched me and that's why I fell. The referee told me he would look at it after and learn from it."

  3. Boring boring Arsenal?

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio 5 live

    BBC Radio 5 live's Rob Nothman asked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho about the chants of 'boring boring Chelsea' at the end of the game. This was the response:

    "I don't think it was boring Chelsea. I think it was boring something else. The fans want to win it and they took Giroud off. The fans wanted Walcott and Giroud on together. I don't think it was boring Chelsea, it was boring Arsenal."

  4. Bayern win the title

    German Bundesliga

    Bayern Munich clinched their third consecutive Bundesliga title courtesy of Wolfsburg's 1-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach.

    Pep Guardiola's side beat Hertha Berlin 1-0 on Saturday to put them within sight of the title.

    Wolfsburg had to beat Gladbach, who move up to third, to make Bayern wait another week for their 25th title, but lost to an injury-time Max Kruse goal.

    Treble-chasing Bayern are in the Champions League and German Cup semis.

    They will have little time to celebrate this success as they face rivals Borussia Dortmund in the last four of the domestic cup on Tuesday.

  5. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Was that John Terry's finest ever performance as Jose Mourinho said?

    He didn't win a single tackle but made 13 clearances. The most in the game.

  6. Post update

    Bournemouth are facing Bolton on Monday night and a win would all but guarantee the Cherries a place in the Premier League.

    Join us for commentary of that game. What an achievement that would be for Eddie Howe and his side...

  7. 'Maybe Arsenal are happy to be second'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tells Match of the Day: "We want to win. We tried to win. But the game was difficult, against a very good team and it was not possible to win. We had a game plan - in the first half we were very dangerous, in spite of Arsenal making lots of fouls to stop counter attacks.

    "Second half we were less dangerous. But the team was very solid. We know we need five points (it's actually six Jose) to be champions. It is not for us to gamble at the end of the game. Arsenal took off Olivier Giroud near the end and maybe Arsenal are happy to be second and happy with a point."

  8. 'It is impossible to lose it now'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: "We produced a performance that was requested. In the first half we played with the right intensity but we lacked the right decisions. In the second half our intensity dropped and it was too comfortable for Chelsea.

    Arsene Wenger

    "In the final few minutes we had dangerous situations and we have regrets about some chances. Both teams defended well and lacked something in the final third.

    "Look, they had an appeal for a penalty in the first half when the referee played advantage but I would have to look at them again."

    Is Cesc Fabregas the type to dive? "You don't have to be a certain type of player to try and win a penalty in a massive game.

    "I believe that we played with the handbrake on at times. We were conscious of being hit on the counter attack and it was important not to lose. We were still on a strong run.

    "Chelsea will be champions. We know that. It is impossible to lose it now."

  9. Oscar in hospital

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho also says that Oscar is in hospital having a scan after his collision with goalkeeper David Ospina.

  10. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Mesut Oezil

    I've seen a few people commenting on Mesut Ozil's performance again so it's worth pointing out that Ozil had the most touches (107) and created the most chances (four) in this game.

  11. 'Not enough energy or pace'

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Tune into BBC Radio 5 live now to listen to 606 and Ian Wright's thoughts on the day's action.

    Wrighty says: "Arsenal took too long going forward. There wasn't enough energy or pace. Arsenal needed to be able to break the lines with intricate play. Chelsea fans should be delighted though."

  12. Text us on 81111

    Matt, Skegness: Chelsea will be Champions but not very good ones I am afraid, better judged in the two PSG legs rather than in a weak league right now. Still, you can only beat what is in front of you and they have done that this season

    Rob, Belfast: Jose will always set up so not to lose against the top four teams. Will take a draw all day, means rivals cannot close gap and Chelsea will pick the points up elsewhere. Efficient!

    Edward, Bristol: I do wonder whether Jose's team talk against top sides is basically standing up and saying 'oh, the usual'

    Rob, Woodford Green: It's fashionable not to like Chelsea but if AC Milan did that, we'd all be praising their discipline. It's awkward that Chelsea had more shots on target. Arsenal not good enough.

  13. 'The best John Terry has ever played'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: "It is a point. We need five to be Champions and we are in the countdown. We need points so if we get three points in the next game, we need two, if we get one, we need four. If we lose we need five. The team is very confident and playing extremely well so we know it is in our hands.

    Jose MOurinho

    "We got what we got. I leave it to you to analyse but we performed very, very, very well. Against a team in second place with nothing to lose and everything to win. The game was under in control.

    "I told John Terry in the dressing room that he made fantastic performances with me but this was his best.

    "It was the best JT has ever played. It was absolutely amazing."

  14. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    I think it has, Per. I think it has.

    Arsenal recorded one shot on target in their two league fixtures combined against Chelsea this season.

  15. 'Maybe the title is gone'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker tells Sky Sports: "We gave everything, had a couple of chances and defended well. It was a good performance, but not enough to get the vital three points we needed to compete for first place.

    "We deserved the point, but could have done better in the final third. We lacked the final pass maybe. I had a chance but I rushed myself.

    Per Mertesacker

    "I thought the referee did a great job - he concentrated on his job.

    "Maybe the title is gone but you never know, we will stay there until the end."

  16. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Are Chelsea boring or just thoroughly professional? It may be an entertainment business to some but it's ultimately a results business and you can't argue with Jose Mourinho's results. He does not lose to other big teams.

  17. 'Chelsea have nullified the threat'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "I think Chelsea felt the only team that could feasibly catch them were Arsenal and Chelsea have nullified that threat here today.

    "There's a difference between parking the bus and keeping the ball. It wasn't just clearing the ball and defending from Chelsea, they kept the ball really well today."

  18. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal can still get to 82 points so six more points will secure the title for Chelsea.

  19. 'It's in our hands'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea captain John Terry: "It is a big step to where we want to go. Its not done mathematically but it's a big step. Listen, Arsenal are a very good side and they have world-class players but we nullified them.

    John Terry

    "Everyone expected us to come and sit like we did against Manchester United but we gave it a go in the first half. Second half we kept the ball more. The referee got all of the decisions right I thought.

    "We are almost there but we have a tough game against Leicester on Wednesday. It's in our hands."

  20. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea can now not win the league against Leicester on Wednesday but they could be champions next weekend when they face Crystal Palace.

  21. 'Arsenal should have done more'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "Chelsea will be delighted with their performance. Arsenal will feel they should have done more. If they had got the ball out wide to the full-backs more, they would have crossed along the deck and that's harder to deal with.

    "There are some serious celebrations going on among the Chelsea players. John Terry is throwing a clenched fist towards the fans. I think that shows you what they went out to get and they got it. Arsenal did not ask enough questions."

  22. #2good2bad

    Match of the Day 2

    Smuggler

    Seen any choice moments for this week's #2good2bad? (Apart from this second half, of course)

    Use the hashtag to tweet us the best and worst of what you've seen in the Premier League.

    You can see if your suggestion gets in on MOTD2, tonight at 22:30 on BBC One (23:25 in Scotland)

    Watch Match Of The Day 2 at 22:30 BST on BBC One and 23:25 BST on BBC One Scotland

  23. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    John Terry

    All over! The celebrations from John Terry show you that Chelsea are absolutely delighted with that.

    'Boring, boring Chelsea' sing the Emirates en masse...

  24. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Into the last minute of added time and Nacho Monreal goes in the book for another cynical check on Ramires. Almost game over.

  25. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    A playground foul from Santi Cazorla, stretching out a leg to trip up Eden Hazard as he tried to burst clear. Stick-on booking.

  26. CLOSE!

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Best chance of the half! Nacho Monreal gets around the back, his low cross is turned on by Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck can't adjust his feet quickly enough to steer it in from four yards out!

  27. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Plenty of jeers, but some applause, as Cesc Fabregas is replaced by Kurt Zouma. Fabregas claps the fans and plenty more of them then respond with applause of their own.

  28. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard skips away from Aaron Ramsey in midfield - we've not seen much of that today - and Ramsey tugs him back. Booking.

  29. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Didier Drogba almost puts Ramires in on goal in a rare Chelsea counter but his pass is a heavy one. Three minutes to go.

  30. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sam: You know, Chelsea can be professional AND boring at the same time. They're not mutually exclusive. And they are very boring...

    Sarah Morgan: Sure we'll see snails yawning at pace of this match on MOTD - and reduction in UK sleeping pill use afterwards!

    Seven Fields: I have now stopped watching this boring Chelsea team. I am now enjoying myself watching paint dry

    Wrongfooted: Those slating Chelsea have short memories, for the first half of the season they were the most attacking side by a country mile

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  31. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Into the last five minutes, John Terry shuts the door on Danny Welbeck and earns a free-kick in the process. A game closer to lifting the trophy for a fourth time?

  32. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas has taken his mask off. That's as exciting an update as I can bring you.

  33. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Thibaut Courtois needs some treatment after knocking his head as he claims a corner but the big keeper is alright. Arsenal make a change as Theo Walcott replaces Olivier Giroud.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alex Goosey: Chelsea really are boring to watch. It may be pragmatic but it's soulless and dull.

    Luis McClelland: Shows just how far Coquelin has come that so many people are worried now he's been subbed off

    UpTheChels: Being slated for being defensive, I don't get it? As long as we win the title, isn't that the whole point?

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  35. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Superb energy from Willian to force a mistake from Nacho Monreal. Jose Mourinho applauds the free-kick and then summons Eden Hazard over for a tactical chat. Into the last 10 minutes.

  36. 'I don't know which is more boring'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    Jose Mourinho

    "There are a lot of Arsenal fans singing 'boring boring Chelsea'. But go and get the ball off them, show some initiative. I don't know which is more boring to watch."

  37. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal have had one shot on target all game, Chelsea three.

  38. 'It's like a training match'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "As players you need to sometimes do things to lift the fans. I'm not exactly being lifted off my seat. It's like a training match, hopefully getting Danny Welbeck on will lift the crowd."

  39. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Laurent Koscielny turns into a winger own the left, beating Didier Drogba on the left, driving forwards and picking out Santi Cazorla. But Cazorla's shot is wild.

    Arsenal bring off Francis Coquelin for Danny Welbeck. Is that the move that wins this game for either side?

  40. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott are both warming up. Someone needs to liven us up.

    'Boring, boring Chelsea' is the chant from the home fans.

  41. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Branislav Ivanovic has stuck to his task of nullifying Alexis Sanchez this afternoon admirably and his third heavy tackle on the forward finally brings a yellow card.

  42. 'Technique not one of his qualities'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "That was a tricky chance, backing off, readjusting your feet and trying to hit a bobbling ball on the half-volley. Technique is not one of Per Mertesaker's top qualities as a centre-half either."

  43. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "This game is starting to bear all the hallmarks of a stalemate as Chelsea's defence repel the Arsenal attack and Jose Mourinho's side look to hit The Gunners on the break. It needs a spark of inspiration from somewhere - maybe Mourinho's £200m man Eden Hazard can provide it."

  44. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Thibaut Courtois

    Arsenal put the free-kick in the mixer, it's poorly dealt with by Thibaut Courtois as he pats it down into the area, chance for Per Mertesacker but he never looks comfortable and drags his shot well wide. Well, well wide.

  45. Text us on 81111

    Paul in Herts: It's simple really. Chelsea not boring, just fantastically professional.

    Rob in Hampshire: Chelsea are defending like a bullish Mayweather, Arsenal trying to find a way in like a feisty Pacman, might go all the way...

    Anon: ApSam, remind me, who sold Lukaku, 22, and bought Drogba, 37, this summer, while claiming he was building for the future?

  46. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Willian

    Mesut Ozil through the gears, into the area but John Terry is over to sweep up again. Flawless defending.

    Willian is then booked for kicking Laurent Koscielny in the face. Very high boot!

  47. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Steve Wilson has just launched into a remarkable metaphor to describe this game, involving a venomous snake and a 'cleft stick'. Worth watching MOTD2 for on its own.

    Arsenal finally slither into life in the second half and a good cross from the left needs John Terry to meet it and fire clear. At the other end Didier Drogba shoots tamely on goal.

  48. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "Chelsea are keeping the ball and making Arsenal chase. Although Chelsea do not look dangerous right now, if Arsenal come out, go hunting for the ball individually and get pulled out of position then they could get picked off late on. Arsenal have to be patient."

  49. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Drogba

    Who's turned more corners in the last 10 years, Arsenal, Liverpool or Lewis Hamilton? A close call I reckon.

    Didier Drogba has scored eight times in 11 Premier League appearances against Arsenal. He has only had three touches in 17 minutes so far.

  50. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stephen Lyttelton: Chelsea boring their way to the championship. Not exactly a spectacle

    APSam: People slating Mourinho for being defensive forget his top two strikers are injured and third one is 37.

    Bolaji Balogun: Regardless of the outcome Arsenal have finally turned the corner. We are not getting bullied in midfield.

  51. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jose Mourinho has never lost a game to Arsene Wenger of course, and that record is half an hour away from being extended. We may not get another shot on target at this rate. It's gone very quiet.

  52. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "Cesar Azpilicueta is a it of an unsung hero for Chelsea. What he does is not necessarily eye-catching or spectacular, but I can't remember a right winger getting the better of him this season. He signed as right-back but has established himself as first-choice left-back, seeing off the challenge of Felipe Luis this season."

  53. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Mesut Ozil loses the ball, Eden Hazard lines up the shot - is this the moment? Nope, as the Belgian leans back on impact and slams it way over the top.

  54. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    It has gone dull now. The first half was fairly frantic and end-to-end but Chelsea have put a sleeper hold on this one now. Keeping the ball neatly, not allowing any gaps in behind. Not making any mistakes. Not really pushing hard to score. Professional.

  55. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    More clumsy goalkeeping from David Ospina as this time he comes out and collides head first with Cesc Fabregas. Chelsea contend that he handballed the ball outside of the area in the process but he didn't.

    He needs a shake after a bit of treatment but he's OK.

  56. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Monreal

    A few howls of derision from the stands as Mesut Ozil loses the ball cheaply. Arsenal starting the second half sloppily as Nacho Monreal screws a cross straight out of play.

  57. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea open the second half with some extended possession. Keep it, keep it.

  58. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Oscar

    Back under way. We are hearing that Oscar has a slight concussion after that collision with David Ospina. He only played on for, what, 25 minutes?

  59. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    JdeSatge: Ospina cleaning out Oscar would even be a rugby foul! Stonewall penalty; timeout in the sin bin for Ospina

    Dee Evans: All decisions on the penalties spot on. Oscar's effort completed before Ospina crashed on him, Cesc dived, Cahill no intention.

    ApSam: Come on #bbcfootball. I am against the wussification of WWE. Moves like this keep wrestling fun!

    WWE's Extreme Rules PPV is tonight, Sam.

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  60. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Didier Drogba is on - in place of Oscar.

  61. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Didier Drogba going through an intensive warm-up at the break. Can he be the difference maker?

  62. The £200m man

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Asked if £100m would be enough for Chelsea to part with Eden Hazard, Jose Mourinho said this week: "Plus one of their [Real Madrid's] three best players.

    Eden Hazard

    "£100m each leg - he's very young."

    Every one has their price, and £200m plus Gareth Bale sounds a good deal...

  63. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dave, Los Angeles: Arsenal have no answer to Chelsea tactics. Brilliant Mourinho again; poor ref again. Bring on video refs!

    Will: Chelsea getting all 11 men behind ball. Diving and time wasting since about 30 mins in. Arsenal need to mix it up - Giroud near-post run is being cut out every time.

    Dan, Newcastle: Who keeps saying the Premier League is the most entertaining? Real Madrid vs Barca you won't see one team parking the bus and without a recognised striker

    Rob, Swindon: Thank goodness for halftime. Will be in cardiac arrest by the end of this match

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  64. Player of the year?

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard may well be named PFA player of the year later on tonight. But he's had a very quiet half there.

    No shots, chances created, key passes - in fact he hasn't recorded a single attacking statistic in 45 minutes.

    Mesut Ozil - by the way - had three key passes for Arsenal.

  65. Is this a foul?

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Oscar

    Can we help out Jose Mourinho and referee Michael Oliver here? They have differing views.

    Is this a foul by David Ospina on Oscar?...

  66. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "Arsenal have shaded the play, but Chelsea have had the best chance with Ramires. This is an Arsenal side that has been playing really well - Mourinho will says it's a good performance if he doesn't get beat."

  67. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea HT

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "Frantic stuff at The Emirates and contentious penalty claims ignored at both ends. Ramires missed the big chance of the half for Chelsea and Arsenal must beware of not getting suckered into the single mistake that Jose Mourinho's side are the masters of profiting from."

  68. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea HT

    Steve Wilson

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Ramsey

    "From front to back both sides have been excellent. It's been an excellent first half, lacking only a goal."

  69. HALF-TIME

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Half-time. I know people often say that a 0-0 is 'enthralling' or 'a fascinating tactical battle' when it's actually boring, but this has been a good game. Honestly.

  70. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sunil: Already looking forward for Mourinho post-match interview. Chelsea clearly better team. Should be 3 or 4 ahead by now.

    Hashim: That's handball by Cahill and a penalty for Arsenal. And Chelsea should have had two or three. Horrible refereeing thus far.

    Cletus: Why is Ramires such a sluggish player? He remains our weakest link

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  71. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Intricate, fiddly stuff from Arsenal on the edge of the box ends as Mesut Ozil turns away from a man and squeezes off a shot. It's lacking in power and an easy stop for Thibaut Courtois, but some of the passing was superb in that passage of play. Arsenal on the edge of their very best football.

  72. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Sanchez

    Alexis Sanchez has had 50 touches so far - 15 more than the busiest Chelsea player - who is Cesc Fabregas. Gunners past and present.

  73. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Alexis Sanchez now drags a shot wide after a fine cut back from the left. Top class game on our hands now.

  74. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    Willian

    "That was brilliant from Willian who burst into life. Before you know it he's in the opposition box. He slid it into Ramires, who should have done better. It's a warning to Arsenal - Willian went through them like a knife through butter."

  75. SITTER!

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    This is brewing into an excellent game now. Ramires should score but he can only toe-poke a tame effort at David Ospina after Willian's mesmeric run and pass down the left.

    What a pass, took four men clean out of the game. Brilliantly weighted, great vision. Superb. Not matched by the shot.

  76. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    On the ball hitting Gary Cahill's arm in the penalty area: "I don't think it was deliberate. He's slid in and his arms are flying around. It's bounced up off his arm and hit his leg, not a penalty for me."

  77. PENALTY APPEAL

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Arsenal now want a penalty! Hector Bellerin hooks the ball back across, Santi Cazorla gets a shot away and it deflects up onto Gary Cahill's arm. Cahill blocked the ball with his arm but it was at point-blank range. Cahill didn't have his arms out high - would have been harsh. But both sides now feel aggrieved.

    Arsenal craft another counter but Alexis Sanchez overcooks his ball across...

  78. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Shane: Why on earth is Oscar still on the pitch!? Clearly a head injury and the medical staff had to help him get up, he was all over the place! What will it take for them to realise how serious concussion is? He should be off as a precaution

    Mo: Jose Mourinho already noting down his comments about the match officials and only 25 minutes played

    James, Aldershot: Chelsea have dived twice and we're only 22 minutes in. This is why no-one likes them and they will be undeserved winners

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  79. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    Mourinho

    "The first half-hour has flown by here at Emirates Stadium - with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho probably feeling the current penalty rejection count stands at three. Arsenal had plenty of the ball early on but Chelsea have settled to their task and are getting men forward into dangerous positions despite the lack of a recognised striker."

  80. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Only one shot on target in the game so far, Oscar's chip which was cleared off the line. Arsenal seeing enough of the ball without hurting Chelsea - ask Manchester United about that.

  81. 'What's the shape?'

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Chelsea

    We wondered how Chelsea would line up today and so far it's basically four at the back, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas in midfield and then four men freestyling.

  82. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport presenter on Twitter

    "Another penalty. Jose will be checking the minutes before his post-match press conference."

  83. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho's opinions on referees and the perceived lack of penalties his side get may be about to get another airing.

  84. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "Santi Cazorla hangs a leg out but he pulls it back at the last minute. There is a dive by Cesc Fabregas and it's a booking. There is a small amount of contact, but Fabregas made a lot out of it."

  85. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Fabregas

    Cesc Fabregas booked for diving!

    That will make the Arsenal fans' day! Cesc Fabregas spins into the box, he goes down about a yard away from referee Michael Oliver - and he is booked for a dive! Santi Cazorla was the man making the challenge. Looked like a knee on knee contact to me...

  86. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Oscar is back with us after a rinse with the magic sponge. Cesc Fabregas has a shot well charged down, Chelsea enjoying a spell of decent pressure.

  87. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "I think it's a penalty when Ospina absolutely wipes out Oscar. If it were outside the box it would be a free-kick. It's a penalty, 100%. Mourinho is asking the fourth official that question now. I'm sat here confused as to why it is not a penalty"

  88. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Emirates

    Mourinho

    "Lively, physical start and referee Michael Oliver is happy to let plenty go. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho already showing some signs of discontent, calling Cesar Azpilicueta to the technical area for a lengthy chat demanding adjustments then some frantic waving to demand his defence do not get pinned too far back."

  89. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Fabregas

    Isa Zina: I'm an Arsenal fan but I would never boo Fabregas, he was our captain and wanted to return, it's not his fault Wenger said no!

    Andrew Soar: I really wish we didn't boo Cesc. He never let us down and only left for his hometown club

    Liam Kennedy: Arsenal fans booing Fabregas when they didn't want him back. Short memory

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  90. PENALTY APPEAL

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas gets his head up and lofts a brilliant, quarterback pass over the top. Oscar is in on goal, he chips it over the onrushing David Ospina, and the keeper absolutely cleans him out.

    Should that be a penalty?! Nothing is given and Hector Bellerin is able to head Oscar's shot off the line. Oscar needs some treatment, he got wiped out there. Jose Mourinho can laugh about it...

  91. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    When Arsenal get it right they remain box office viewing. A thrilling pattern of one-touch stuff sees them move the ball swiftly and sharply from left-back to the edge of the area but Branislav Ivanovic defends it really well, mugging Mesut Ozil and clearing his lines

  92. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "There's no sign of Chelsea parking the bus here today. They're passing it around nicely."

    Not sure if Jermaine read the comment from Phil a few moments ago..

  93. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Great skill from Olivier Giroud as he holds the ball up alone, spins a defender and chips it over the head of John Terry but Terry reacts well to head it clear. Arsenal on top - that pattern won't change and it won't bother Jose Mourinho.

  94. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Sanchez

    There are lots of things, and people, I'd like to ban in football Phil but for some reason I just don't have that sort of power. Alexis Sanchez with extraordinary pace almost catches out Thibaut Courtois but the Belgian just about gets a clearance away.

  95. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Phil: Dear BBC, please ban the plastic armchair fans from using the phrase "park the bus". These so called fans are clueless on tactics and strategy and just like gung ho kick and rush

    James: Jose Mourinho will be trying to keep his record over Arsene Wenger intact. He will not want to give Arsenal any encouragement for next season.

    Chris Newman: Well here it is - the battle between England's two quietest sets of fans...

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  96. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Branislav Ivanovic has a lengthy chat with referee Michael Oliver and is lucky not to be booked after clattering Alexis Sanchez. Arsenal not able to settle into their rhythm.

  97. PENALTY APPEAL

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Oscar

    If this game stays 0-0 Chelsea will end the day 10 points clear of Manchester City. They will not be able to win the league against Leicester on Wednesday though.

    Oscar takes a tumble right on the edge of the box but that's not a penalty says ref Michael Oliver. A 'coming together'.

  98. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "Oscar is in the middle up top. With Hazard left and Ramires has picked up the right side position. It's Matic and Fabregas in the middle of midfield - if you hear boos it means Fabregas is dictating this game."

  99. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Fabregas

    The Arsenal fans have quickly got bored of jeering Cesc Fabregas. Alexis Sanchez has been lively in the red and white so far, winning a free-kick from Branislav Ivanovic but that came to nothing.

  100. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    The mention of Chelsea's 17-year-old prospect Dominic Solanke has got a few of you talking.

    Scott Carnegie: I am slightly disappointed that Solanke is not in this Squad, was really hoping he could make it.

    Nene Odonkor: Solanke is good but inexperienced for such a high tension match like this

    Tom Neale: Dominic Solanke will be playing in the FA Youth Cup tomorrow, even at his age I think 2 games in 2 days is too much.

    Well, that's that then...

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  101. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Cesc Fabregas gets a few jeers on his first touch in the Chelsea midfield but it was a fairly subdued booing. Eden Hazard out on the left so far, they may keep it fluid.

  102. Post update

    Who's your player of the year?

    PFA
    Image caption: Six Chelsea players and Alexis Sanchez are in the PFA team of the year

    Six players are nominated for tonight's PFA Player of the Year award, but only one can lift the trophy.

    We don't get to decide the official winner but YOU can pick who you think deserves the accolade.

    You can vote on the right-hand side of this page, or using the vote tab on your mobile or tablet.

    The vote closes at 19:00 BST and we'll give you the result soon after.

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  103. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Oscar is the man in the middle in the very early stages for Chelsea. A 'false nine'.

  104. KICK-OFF

    Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea

    Willian to Oscar - and we are under way.

  105. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Silence

    An impeccable minute of silence to mark the 30th anniversary of the Bradford fire.

  106. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Dominic Solanke may be the future but I reckon Eden Hazard - slightly out of position - remains a better option today. Come on.

  107. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    "Lots of talk about why Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has decided not to blood gifted young striker Dominic Solanke - who was pulled out of an under-21 game on Thursday - but it is fair to say the evidence suggests "The Special One" knows what is required for games such as this and invariably gets his calls spot on."

  108. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Jose Mourinho takes his seat very early at the Emirates, he looks like he can't wait for it to be over to be honest. Teams in the tunnel, John Terry looks focussed. Can Chelsea do it and move to within a win of the title?

  109. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Did you honestly think Dominic Solanke would start at Arsenal? Really?

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    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    James: Once again Mourinho fails to make good on his promise to blood youngsters into the team. What more does Dominic Solanke need to do to get an opportunity?

    David Zimmerman: The speed of Hazard, Willian and Ramires will be too much for Mertesacker to handle.

    Kiriam16: I love the Ramsey/Bellerin partnership, solid defensively and brilliant going forward

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  111. 'Give him the respect he deserves'

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas should get "the respect he deserves" today.

    Fabregas, 27, joined Arsenal when he was 16 but left to return to his boyhood club Barcelona in 2011.

    Cesc Fabregas
    Image caption: Fabregas wore the number 57 shirt (Fifty-Seven) when he became the Gunners' youngest-ever scorer in 2003

    Wenger has previously said he does not regret not re-signing the midfielder.

    "The regret I have is that he wanted to leave here," said Wenger, who turned down a buy-back option for Fabregas last summer.

    "This club and myself had a very positive influence on Cesc's life, so I would be a bit uncomfortable to have to justify today why he is not here.

    "I believe I would rather it was the other way around."

  112. 'Stop Hazard on the counter'

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger tells Sky Sports that defender Per Mertesacker almost did not make the game: "It looked unlikely, but he had two good sessions on Friday and Saturday.

    "We want to continue our run and share a positive moment with our fans. We want a strong finish going into the FA Cup final.

    "Against Chelsea, ideally you don't what to lose the ball or give set-pieces away - it will happen so we have to organise quickly and stop Eden Hazard from going well on the counter attack."

  113. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    The Gunners are looking for a 10th consecutive league victory at the Emirates. They haven't dropped points at home since losing 2-1 to Manchester United on 22 November.

  114. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    How do we expect Chelsea to play this afternoon?

    Eden Hazard

    They were happy - delighted in fact - to sit back at home to Manchester United last weekend and pick them off with one clinical breakaway. More of the same?

    Will Arsene Wenger get annoyed with the MOTD cameras like Louis van Gaal did last week?

  115. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Jose Mourinho also said, in a roundabout way, that he is not playing Didier Drogba today as he needs him to face Leicester on Wednesday as Loic Remy and Diego Costa will both be out.

  116. Who's up front Jose?

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho: "The plan is to win the game. Our situation is more than good, it is very very good but we will try to win the game.

    Jose Mourinho

    "I don't tell you if one player plays as a forward."

  117. Post update

    "They are cross at Arsenal that he went to Chelsea but I don't blame Fabregas."

    MOTD2 Extra

    Times football writer Alyson Rudd on Cesc Fabregas' return to Arsenal this afternoon: "Fabregas was completely beloved when he was there. When the fans realised what a player he was they adored him and they adored him.

    "He was the perfect player for that club but never disguised that Barcelona was his club. It didn't quite work for him there.

    "There was a clause that could have brought him back to Arsenal but life had moved on. Arsene Wenger had signed other players and why would he spend £35m on a player he didn't need?

    "They are cross at Arsenal that he went to Chelsea but I don't blame Fabregas.

    "Chelsea have used his talents properly. He has been key to unlocking the toughest defences and has grown into a better player by being at Chelsea."

  118. Let's talk about Cesc

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Cesc Fabregas is back at the Emirates today. What sort of reception will he get?

    Cesc Fabregas

    Fabregas has a league-high 16 Premier League assists this season. Only Thierry Henry (20 in 2002-03), Frank Lampard (18 in 2004-05) and Fabregas himself (17 in 2007-08) have ever registered more in a single Premier League campaign.

    What a season...

  119. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    BBC Sport chief football writer Phil McNulty at the Emirates

    "So what is it to be? Will Chelsea be just three points away from the title with a win at Arsenal today or will Arsenal Wenger finally be able to use victory over Jose Mourinho at the 13th attempt as evidence of his side's progress this season?

    "Chelsea's move towards the title is often damned with faint praise but they have been on course for the Premier League almost since the first ball was kicked this season. Arsenal, however, will want to delay the celebrations and show how far they have come since they were thrashed 6-0 at Stamford Bridge in Wenger's 1,000th game in charge just over a year ago."

  120. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "We're so obsessed with talking about Eden Hazard at Chelsea. But bringing Nemanja Matic was a masterstroke from Jose Mourinho - he's not just a destroyer, he also makes little runs which create things."

  121. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Eden Hazard will get a free role to do as he wishes this afternoon - I expect anyway. The one minor, almost invisible criticism of his game could be that he doesn't score enough goals.

    Eden Hazard

    If he wants to go to the next level, Ronaldo/Messi level, that's what he needs. Is this the role to do that?

  122. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Ed Avern: Wow, no recognised striker in Chelsea's line-up. I know Hazard is a great attacking mid, but surely this screams "park the bus"!

    Paul: Why is Wenger persisting in playing Ramsey on the right wing? His best position is through the middle. Arsenal are losing all the width on the right when Ramsey is out there.

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  123. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Harry Kane tweet

    Harry Kane reacts to being named in the PFA's team of the year. The Tottenham striker is in with a shout of taking the player of the year and young player of the year double at tonight's award ceremony.

  124. Team News

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger makes four changes to the side that beat Reading to reach the FA Cup final as he looks to end his 12-match winless streak against Chelsea's Jose Mourinho.

    David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and top scorer Olivier Giroud all start for the third-placed Gunners, who have won their last eight Premier League games.

    Jose Mourinho opts for two changes from last weekend's 1-0 win over Manchester United and in the absence of the injured Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy has not named a recognised striker.

    Arsenal mascot with fans

    Willian and Ramires come in to what could be a pretty packed midfield as Chelsea look to take a step further towards wrapping up the title.

    Arsenal XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ramsey, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Debuchy, Gibbs, Wilshere, Walcott, Flamini, Welbeck

    Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Oscar, Willian, Hazard. Subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Drogba.

  125. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Chelsea often get the 'boring' tag allocated to them, but the Blues have scored in their last 19 league games - the only team to stop them scoring in any competition this season is Sunderland.

    Even more impressively, Chelsea have scored first in all 20 of their games in all competitions in 2015. That is outstanding. Championship-winning form.

  126. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Chelsea: Boring or brilliant?

    "I find it a bit tiresome when people say Chelsea are a bit boring. I think the way the play is a fantastic thing to be able to do. The number one thing in Jose Mourinho's mind, above everything else, is to win. People will say negative things - but look at that defensive unit and ask yourself if have you ever seen such a unit in recent times."

  127. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Chelsea could go all Bayern Munich today with no striker and lots of mobile 'forwards'.

    Or they could just play a 4-6-0 and see if Arsenal can beat them. Time will tell.

  128. Who's up front?

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    "I'm sure Jose Mourinho would to have Diego Costa or Loic Remy up front. But he has a lot of dynamic midfielders who can play in each other's positions. None of Chelsea's front four today are going to win a long ball, so they will have to play through Arsenal with a lot of movement."

  129. TOTY

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    They've been dominant and it is no surprise that six Chelsea players are in the Professional Footballers' Association Premier League Team of the Year.

    Team of the year

    Defenders Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry and Gary Cahill are joined by midfielders Nemanja Matic and Eden Hazard plus striker Diego Costa.

    Southampton full-back Ryan Bertrand and Spurs striker Harry Kane are also in a team voted for by top-flight players.

    Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal also figure.

  130. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    We've already written this season off. It's all about next year...

  131. "Arsenal must stop being bullied by Chelsea"

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Jermaine Jenas, BBC Radio 5 live

    Former England midfielder

    "I don't see Chelsea being caught. What's important is Arsenal put down a marker for next season. If they have got got any aspirations of pushing for the title next season then they have got to stop the rot of being bullied by Chelsea."

  132. "Chelsea have been the best team but I fancy Arsenal to win'

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    John Hartson

    Former Arsenal striker BBC Radio 5 live

    "I think the title is wrapped up. Arsene Wenger has never beaten Jose Mourinho and that is something that has to end sooner rather than later. Yes, Chelsea had a little wobble a couple of months ago but they have bounced back. Over the season they have been the best team.

    "That said I actually fancy Arsenal to win. If you had offered Arsene another FA Cup final at start of the season and second in league above the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool, he might well have taken that."

  133. BreakingBREAKING TEAM NEWS

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Arsenal make four changes from the side which beat Reading in the FA Cup. Olivier Giroud is up front and David Ospina back in goal.

    Chelsea have no recognised striker in their side as Didier Drogba drops out. Willian comes in.

  134. Post update

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Chelsea have been cruising towards the title for months as their nearest 'challengers' fall away, but a win this afternoon at Arsenal would finally put one hand on the trophy.

    However, should the Gunners finally beat Chelsea under Mourinho, then maybe - just maybe - the title race will drag on.

    Is anyone convinced?

  135. 13th time lucky?

    Arsenal v Chelsea (16:00 BST)

    Do you remember the first time?

    John Terry

    John Terry scored on the first meeting between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, the game ending in a 2-2 draw at Highbury.

    That was 11 years ago. JT is still doing it at the highest level, and Mourinho is still frustrating Wenger.

    In 12 meetings, the Frenchman has never won a game. A remarkable record.

    Will Jose be smiling again this evening? Or can Wenger finally get one over on him?