Di Matteo's right call
Chelsea boss Roberto di Matteo felt his decision to play John Terry was vindicated after he handled a hostile reception at Arsenal.
Former England skipper Terry was earlier this week found guilty of using racist language towards Anton Ferdinand by a Football Association hearing, but is awaiting the full written judgment of the independent panel, before deciding whether to appeal a verdict which saw him banned for four matches and fined £220,000. Fernando Torres fired Chelsea ahead following some poor marking by Laurent Koscielny and Juan Mata's free-kick squirmed in to secure three points for the European champions after Gervinho had equalised on the stroke of half-time. Di Matteo said: "Of course I had to think about what the right team for the game was, and eventually I made the selection. "I speak to my players all the time, and obviously had a conversation (about it) with John as well. It was the right side from my choice to pick him. "John showed his leadership qualities and what a good defender he is for the team."