Chelsea FC's run of red cards leaves coach Antonio Conte bemused

Conte must be ready to ditch one of last season's champions

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a 0-0 draw in their Premier League match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a tense encounter that eventually finished with just 21 men on the pitch.

The 0-0 draw also means the Gunners are still looking for a first away goal this season, as the three point lead we have over Arsenal is maintained.

"I think we needed that, after Liverpool", Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey said.

Quite how Arsenal failed to score with four minutes of the half remaining is an understatement First Aaron Ramsey raced straight through the Chelsea rearguard but saw his shot, rebound off Courtois left post.

Tempers frayed near the end with Chelsea's David Luiz shown a red card for a wild tackle on Sead Kolasinac - their third red card of the season from only five league games.

"It was excessive force, yes".

"We have great respect for officials, but it is unusual to finish a third game in a row against Arsenal with 10 men", Conte said.

Conte said he would address the need to maintain discipline again with his players. "I was a player and it can happen, this type of period and you are not so lucky to receive these red cards".

"I think, I repeat, in this situation when a player is fouled in a continuing way - he continued to push him".

"After the first half Pedro was a bit injured because he had a kick on his ankle and then I change it, tried to have more balance in the midfield", Conte said after the match.

Arsenal had the better of the chances at Stamford Bridge, and Conte paid tribute to both sides for what he described as an "open" game, with both sides going for the win.

"Sometimes you forget Arsenal is one of the top six teams in England [they are] a strong team, a really good team".

Following today's result, the reigning Champions now have 10 points after five games, the same total we had at this stage previous year.

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