Arsenal received a boost in their fiesty challenge for a top four finish as Wednesday’s mighty clash between Chelsea and Tottenham saw both sides drop points in an enjoyable 2-2 draw.
Chelsea began the night on the front foot and forced a corner from which Oscar helped Cahill’s header into the net after just ten minutes.
The home side seemed to mean business today and could always have put their north London opponents to bed with a second goal, but out of nothing Spurs were level.
Arsenal’s nearest neighbours broke into a counter-attack spear-headed by former Gunner Adebayor who waited, waited and picked his spot in the top corner of the net. Tottenham’s no. 25 had netted a scorcher from about 25 yards out.
And if the response from Villas-Boas’ men to going behind was nothing short of sensational, then that of Benitez’s men following Adebayor’s equalizer was worthy of praise too.
The visitors were a caught in a swift move by Chelsea and Ramires capitalized by curling a low shot across Lloris from the edge of the area to hand the home side another lead.
It all looked to have crumbled for Arsenal as far their hopes of third place finish were concerned as Chelsea inched closer to a victory which would have not just tightened their grip on that third spot but effectively sealed a top four place or them.
But with just ten minutes to go, Adebayor laid off the ball so well for Sigurdsson who coolly finished past Cech as it all ended in a pulsating 2-2 draw.
Chelsea now sit at third with 69 points, followed by Arsenal with 67 while Tottenham have 66.