Oct 29, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
0-2
Chelsea
 
FT(HT: 0-1)
Azpilicueta (25'), Mata (66')
Mikel (29'), Essien (75')

Thomas Vermaelen bemoans Arsenal defending

Vermaelen bemoans Arsenal defending
© Getty Images
Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen blames his side's defending for their 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

Arsenal captain Thomas Vermaelen has bemoaned his side's defending following Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup.

Cesar Azpilicueta gave the visitors the lead at the Emirates Stadium after a mix-up between Carl Jenkinson and Jack Wilshere before Juan Mata struck to seal the Blues' progress through to the fifth round.

"It is a bit disappointing of course," Vermaelen told the club's official website. "I don't think they had a lot of chances to be honest, especially in the second half when we dominated the game.

"The first goal is always important, you always want to take the lead in such a big game. It's quite disappointing they got a 1-0 lead, it was a goal we could avoid - I think both goals [were avoidable]."

Arsenal are back in Premier League action on Saturday when they host title contenders Liverpool.

Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal celebrates after Olivier Giroud of Arsenal equalises making it 1-1 during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2013
Read Next:
Preview: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City54101621413
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd54101621413
3Chelsea531185310
4Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs52217348
6Huddersfield TownHuddersfield52215328
7Burnley52216518
8Liverpool52219908
9Southampton52214408
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Watford522179-28
12Arsenal521278-17
13Stoke CityStoke512256-15
14Swansea CitySwansea512225-35
15Leicester CityLeicester511379-24
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham5113410-64
18Everton5113210-84
19Bournemouth510439-63
20Crystal Palace500508-80
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand