Like against Barcelona, luck was on Chelsea's side as Robin van Persie and Laurent Koscielny hit the woodwork.
One major positive for Di Matteo is the fact the amount of changes he made did not lead to a detrimental result. It's an indication of how well the players have responded to his tactics.
Here are five things you must know from Chelsea's goalless draw against Arsenal.
Arsenal supporters all around the world were rejoicing when they saw José Bosingwa's name on the team sheet.
He is consistently caught out of position (even though he doesn't attack), and his crossing is subpar.
Unless Salomon Kalou takes a drastic pay cut, there is no logical reason to keep him at the club.
He didn't offer Fernando Torres enough incisive passes and didn't trouble Bacary Sagna at all.
There were several incidents where Daniel Sturridge overplayed and lost possession, when he should have passed the ball to Fernando Torres.
Guess how many times Sturridge lost possession? Nine times, and remember he only completed 67 percent of his passes.
I believe Sturridge is sabotaging Torres.
Watching Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea is like watching Chelsea under José Mourinho.
Defensive, disciplined and pragmatic.
Given Roman Abramovich's preference for attacking football, it's hard to envision Di Matteo managing Chelsea next season.
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This season, Fernando Torres has become a better tackler than shooter and dribbler.
Every facet of his game has improved except his shooting and dribbling.
The deterioration in those two areas explain his inability to live up to his £50 million transfer fee.
Please read Tactical Analysis of Chelsea 1-0 Barça.
Statistics courtesy of WhoScored.com.