Begovic, Cahill and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea beat Arsenal

Asmir Begovic and Gary Cahill take to Twitter after Chelsea beat nine-man Arsenal 2-0

Chelsea won their first game of the season at Stamford Bridge after a 2-0 victory over nine-man Arsenal on Saturday afternoon.

France centre-half Kurt Zouma broke the deadlock with a header in the second half before Eden Hazard’s strike was deflected past goalkeeper Petr Cech by Calum Chambers with a couple of minutes remaining.

Arsenal had two players sent off after Gabriel Paulista received a straight red for kick Diego Costa before captain Santi Cazorla received a second booking for a challenge on Cesc Fabregas.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the Chelsea stars and a handful of former professionals in-the-know.

Injured Chelsea forward Willian is soaking up the atmosphere and has a pretty decent view:

Come on Chelsea!!!

A photo posted by Willian Borges Da Silva (@willianborges88) on

Blues defender Gary Cahill is happy with a clean sheet as he posts a straight forward tweet:

Chelsea number two Asmir Begovic enjoyed his first taste of a London derby:

Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith can afford a wry smile at Diego Costa’s ‘heat map’:

Finally, Rio Ferdinand reckons this could be a big win for the Blues:

Paul Merson
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Michael Owen
‘Too strong here’: Michael Owen predicts the winner of Chelsea FC v Man City
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Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker sends message to Bruno Fernandes after Man United’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa
Paul Merson
Paul Merson predicts the winner of Chelsea FC v Man City
Michael Owen
Michael Owen explains his prediction for Man United v Aston Villa
Michael Owen
‘Too strong here’: Michael Owen predicts the winner of Chelsea FC v Man City
Jurgen Klopp
Paul Merson reveals his prediction for Brentford v Liverpool FC
Gary Lineker
Gary Lineker sends message to Bruno Fernandes after Man United’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa
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