In their first competitive encounter ahead of the new EPL season, Arsenal football club came out tops over their London rival Chelsea to lift the community shield.
The match ended 1-1 in full time, with Victor Moses drawing first blood and putting Chelsea ahead, however Arsenal leveled the scores to take the encounter to a penalty shoot-out.
The penalty shoot-out ended 4-1 with Arsenal triumphing over Chelsea.
The penalty shoot-out was taken using the newly introduced ABBA system and analysts are of the view that Chelsea’s choice of penalty takers were key to their losing the shoot-out.
In the ABBA system, the first team takes a penalty, which is then followed by two penalties taken by the opposing them and the order of two continues till a winner emerges.
For Chelsea, Gary Cahill a Defender took the first penalty, followed by two taken by Arsenal players, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal who converted their penalties. However, the Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois then stepped up to take Chelsea’s penalty which he kicked wide off the target. This was then further compounded when Chelsea new signing Alvaro Morata missed his own kick as well.