Chelsea were victors Saturday at Stamford Bridge with 2-0 defeat handed to nine-man Arsenal and the events of the game are now generating intense reactions and debate from supporters of the two London rivals.
Nollywood stars; Osita Iheme and Gbenga Adeyinka spoke to Completesportsnigeria.com' Izuchukwu Okosi after the grudge match.
Chelsea fan Osita Iheme, popularly called Pawpaw for his character in the comedy thriller, Aki Na Ukwa, in which he played a troublesome child alongside Nollywood twin, Chinedu Ikedieze (Aki), says the Blues deserved their victory though admits Diego Costa was a first offender in the scuffle between him and Gabriel Paulista.
"The match was an interesting one, the much I saw because of the production I'm involved in. However, I'm happy Chelsea won.
"Diego Costa was instrumental, he won the match for us. I was told he was later substituted. He is an aggressive character, but Gabriel Pailista also overreacted," Pawpaw observes.
Stand-up comedian and Master of Ceremony per excellence, Gbenga Adeyinka, blames referee Mike Dean for Arsenal defeat.
Adeyinka, fondly called 'The First' said: "Referee Mike Dean killed the game for Arsenal. He got most of his calls wrong really.
"There was no reason for the red card to Gabriel Paulista. I knew a win will be manufactured for Chelsea. Are you telling me Costa did not deserve a red card for bullying down Laurent Koscielny.
"Once the red card to Santi Cazorla came, I knew the game was gone. Arsenal's substitutions didn't matter in the end. Dean ruined the game for us," Adeyinka rues.
Arsenal have 10 points while Chelsea have 7 points after their Saturday game, with the Premier League standing certain to change after the weekend games.
WHO'S RIGHT: PAWPAW OR ADEYINKA?
Dear reader, what is your take on the Chelsea versus Arsenal match? What's your say on the verdicts of Osita Iheme (Pawpaw) and Gbenga 'The First' Adeyinka on the match?
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