Wasteful Morata Costs Chelsea Three Points At The Emirates As Courtois, Hazard Prove Worth To Chelsea

 'I would have committed suicide' - Wenger makes controversial claim after draw
The Blues stopper was pivotal to ensure his side weren't beaten in the London derby at the Emirates having produced several world class saves
On a night of high drama at the Emirates, Chelsea duo Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard illustrated just why Real Madrid are so desperate to sign them. Unfortunately, Alvaro Morata showed why los Blancos were willing to let him leave last summer.
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea Arsenal
In a wonderful spectacle that finished 2-2 but could easily have gone either way, Courtois and Hazard were decisive. Indeed, when a goalkeeper concedes twice and is still a contender for man of the match, then you know he's had a great game.
Hazard left his mark on the game, winning and converting the penalty that cancelled out Jack Wilshere's emphatic opener but Courtois outshone his compatriot with an all-star display similar to the one Manchester United counterpart David de Gea produced at the same venue a month ago.
The most remarkable moment of an absorbing contest came 16 minutes in when Courtois denied Alexis Sanchez what looked a certain goal by getting his fingertips to a shot that saw the ball bounce off the inside of both posts, and then back into his arms.

He would go on to make two further fine saves from Alexandre Lacazatte in a ridiculously open encounter packed with action – there were 33 chances in total.
Thibaut Courtois Chelsea Arsenal

Courtois was ultimately beaten twice, by Wilshere and Hector Bellerin, but there was nothing he could do about either strike and if it hadn't been for Belgium's No.1, Chelsea would have lost the game.
Sadly, if it hadn't been for Morata, the Blues would have won it, with the £60 million signing from Real guilty of squandering a number of great opportunities before saving the worst for last by shooting straight at Petr Cech when put clean through in the dying seconds.
At times, Hazard looked visibly frustrated with his partner in the Blues attack and it was easy to understand why. The 26-year-old was once again Chelsea's only reliable outlet in attack.
Hazard's penalty was his first goal in seven games but it meant that he has now been involved in 100 league goals (62 goals, 37 assists) since arriving at Stamford Bridge in 2012.
The key now for Chelsea's short to medium-term success is keeping a hold of both Hazard and Courtois, who have both been targeted by Real.
The Blues, though, are quietly confident that the pair will renew their contracts in 2018, though Courtois wants to wait until the end of the season before opening talks over a new deal.
Alvaro Morata Calum Chambers Chelsea Arsenal 03012018
Eden Hazard Chelsea
Courtois currently earns half of what De Gea does at Old Trafford and Chelsea are very keen to tie him down to a bumper new extension. The sooner that happens, the better, as far as Chelsea fans are concerned, given their first-choice shot-stopper will be out of contract in 18 months.
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Hazard has two-and-a-half years left on his Chelsea deal but his father has said he is cautious about renewing it with Real Madrid interested. Of course, the Blues want to see their most marketable and exciting player stay at Stamford bridge.
They face Barcelona in the Champions League and have a real fight on their hands to finish in the Premier League's top four, as this tit-for-tat clash with sixth-placed Arsenal underlined.
However, the biggest fight they have on their hands is persuading the brilliant Belgium duo to remain in west London for another season.

'I would have committed suicide' - Wenger makes controversial claim after Chelsea draw

The manager made the remark after sharing the points with Antonio Conte's men in an extremely exciting finale to proceedings at the Emirates
Arsenal's Arsene Wenger controversially claimed that he would have killed himself had Davide Zappacosta's late shot sealed three points for Chelsea on Wednesday.
A sparkling second half of football at the Emirates Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw between the London rivals.
The visitors hit back after Jack Wilshere's first Premier League strike in over two years with goals via Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso, before Hector Bellerin restored parity late on.
There was one more twist in the tale, however, when Zappacosta crashed a long-range shot against the bar.
"I would have committed suicide," Wenger told reporters after the final whistle when asked what he would have done if that effort went in.
"It was a great football game, we have shown great mental resources, I knew the last 20 minutes would be tough."
The draw leaves Arsenal rooted in sixth place in the Premier League, outside the Champions League standings.
But while Wenger is annoyed to see his side down the table, he believes that the Gunners' play merits better fortunes.
"It’s very frustrating. We have to look at ourselves as well," he added.
"Our performances have been top quality but we have not had the results we could have had. We have not been gifted luck."
The manager singled out goalscorer Wilshere for praise after opening the scoring with a fine finish.
"He’s at the level now that not many people expected him to be. He has not played for England since 2016, that means everyone gave up on him," he said.

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