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:
Blues defender Gary Cahill is happy with a clean sheet as he posts a straight forward tweet:
Good win! 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/4XP2rXPqdN
— Gary Cahill (@GaryJCahill) September 19, 2015
Chelsea number two Asmir Begovic enjoyed his first taste of a London derby:
Fantastic victory today!! Amazing performance and great atmosphere at the Bridge!! Onto the next one. #cfc
— Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) September 19, 2015
Former Arsenal striker Alan Smith can afford a wry smile at Diego Costa’s ‘heat map’:
You've got to laugh. I think https://t.co/YvSrLQOFkm
— Alan Smith (@9smudge) September 19, 2015
Finally, Rio Ferdinand reckons this could be a big win for the Blues:
Chelsea better team even before the red cards.They will go on a run now & push on up the league table. Gabriel – naive. Costa – antagonist
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 19, 2015