Chelsea, the European Champions League champions, won a morale victory 2-1 over their arch-rival Arsenal in the friendly match that took place between them today, “Sunday”, as part of their preparations for the new season in the English Premier League.
German star Kai Havertz, who scored the Champions League crown last season against Manchester City in the final of the continental competition, opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 26th minute, and the Swiss Granit Xhaka equalized for Arsenal in the 69th minute, except for the team nicknamed “The Gunners” who did not congratulate With this goal a lot, after Tammy Abraham scored the second goal for Chelsea, who decided the “London derby” in his favor in the end.
It is noteworthy that the two teams will meet again in the English Premier League on August 21 in the second phase of the tournament.
Chelsea opens the new English Premier League season against its guest Crystal Palace on August 14, three days after playing the European Super Cup match against Villarreal, the Spanish champions of the European League, in the northern Irish capital Belfast.
On the other hand, Arsenal, seeking to regain the English Premier League title, which has been absent since the 2003/2004 season, begins its career in the prestigious competition, in front of its host Brentford, the newcomer to the tournament.