How to follow Chelsea vs Arsenal in India
- Author: Angelo Rivera Jan 11, 2018,
Jan 11, 2018, 0:26
Wilshere, who was originally reduced to only Europa League appearances after returning to action this season, had managed to force his way breaking into Arsene Wenger's Premier League side in October and has featured in Arsenal's last seven league outings.
In the other semi-final played on Tuesday, Manchester City defeated Bristol City 2-1 at the Etihad.
They had 21 shots to just eight from Arsenal, yet the tie remains on a knife-edge heading into the second leg at the Emirates Stadium on January 24.
Arsenal are expected to start a very strong team as they were embarrassed by Nottingham Forest in FA Cup this past weekend which they lost 4-2.
It was the fourth meeting between both teams so far this season with Arsenal winning on penalties in the FA Community Shield while both clashes in the league ended in draws.
One of the key figures of the London derby over the years, Arsene Wenger will not be seen in the sidelines as the French tactician has received a touchline ban for his antics after the club's 1-1 draw against West Brom on December 31.
And despite the changes, Arsenal had the better of the opening 20 minutes with Jack Wilshere looking particularly lively in midfield.
Chelsea were piecing together their most convincing spell of pressure, but they couldn't find the finishing touch as Morata's powerful effort was well saved by Ospina.
So it proved as Willian was denied by Ospina and Fabregas clipped a post in the closing moments.