Chelsea Hold on Against Spirited Arsenal Fight-Back to Triumph 2-1 in EPL

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Chelsea Hold on Against Spirited Arsenal Fight-Back to Triumph 2-1 in EPL
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Chelsea held off a spirited second-half fight-back from Arsenal to triumph 2-1 at Stamford Bridge as Rafa Benitez enjoyed the rare pleasure of a home Premier League victory. The Blues were dominant in the opening 45 minutes and were two goals to the good at the break courtesy of Juan Mata's early opener and a Frank Lampard penalty soon after.

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