When Chelsea and Arsenal have gone head-to-head in times gone by, both sides have scored some absolute crackers. Notably Eden Hazard’s mazy run against the Gunners last year, which will still be fresh in the memory of some of the visiting players this Sunday.
Chelsea may well have reminded us of what is arguably the best goal ever scored in this fixture. In October 2010, Brazilian centre-back Alex stood over a free-kick some distance from goal. The power he generated when the ball left his boot was frightening, it was destined to nestle in the top corner – and it did.
Alex was renown now only for his combative defensive style, but also his thunderous shooting technique. This goal was perhaps the most memorable timef he showcased his free-kick ability, alongside the goal he scored against Liverpool in the Champions League.
The goal was uploaded to Chelsea’s Instagram page ahead of this weekend’s game, perhaps to strike fear into the hearts of our rivals. Maybe we could see Alex’s compatriot and defensive counterpart David Luiz recreating this strike on Sunday afternoon? It would be quite something.