As Phil's excellent report describes, Chelsea had the better chances, but a combination of bad luck, poor finishing and a pudding of a pitch meant that we didn't capitalise on these and fell to two good strikes from an equally strong Arsenal reserve XI.
As ever with my Chelsea photography, I've picked a few highlights out for this posting. The link to all 50 photographs from last night's game can be found below:
Striker Borini's pace & power would cause problems all evening for the Arsenal defence. Unfortunately his finishing wasn't up to his usual high standards
Borini bringing the ball down before unleashing a powerful volley that smashed against the crossbar
Fabio curses his luck as the crossbar still vibrates
Gael Kakuta well markshalled by the Arsenal defence
Perhaps Borini's best chance - a clearer contact here would have rendered the arguments about whether this crossed the line irrelevant
Borini again, rounding the keeper before finding the woodwork for the second time of the night
Kakuta is tripped as he comes more into the later stages of the game
A full gallery of the nights photographs can be found here, or you can view a slide show if you prefer.