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Watch David Luiz red card set Arsenal back in wild draw with Chelsea

Watch David Luiz red card set Arsenal back in wild draw with Chelsea

David Luiz set the tone Tuesday at Stamford Bridge, kicking off a wild draw between Chelsea and Arsenal with a red card that foreshadowed the absurdity to come. 

Chelsea supporters are used to Luiz's, uh, ambitious defending, thanks to the Brazilian's two stints in blue. Luiz now wears red, however, and the Arsenal defender saw red when he was sent off in the 26th minute of Tuesday's 2-2 draw in the London Derby. 

Shkodran Mustafi's misplayed pass to Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno ended up on the foot of Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham, forcing Leno out to challenge him. Abraham got around Leno, leaving Luiz to desperately defend and referee Stuart Atwell no choice but to send Luiz off.

Jorginho stepped up to the penalty spot after VAR confirmed Luiz's penalty, giving Chelsea a 1-0 lead thanks to his trademark finish. 

The red card was only the second of his 14-season career. His first, amazingly, came on the reverse side of Tuesday's fixture. 

In his absence, Luiz's teammates managed to equalize twice in the second half and earn a road draw. Eighteen-year-old Gabriel Martinelli did so first, running box-to-box before coolly slotting past outstretched Chelse keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Chelsea took advantage of Arsenal playing a man down six minutes from stoppage time, with an unmarked Cesar Azpilicueta re-directing N'Golo Kante's cross past Leno to give Chelsea a 2-1 lead. 

But Arsenal, improbably, would equalize once more. 

Gunners manager Mikel Arteta handed Héctor Bellerín his first start since December, and Bellerín rewarded his fellow Spaniard's faith. Bellerín's left-footed shot took a deflection before bouncing in to equalize. 

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Arsenal remained 10 points back of fourth-place Chelsea thanks to Tuesday's draw, but Arteta and Co. surely will take it after going down a man and a goal within the first half-hour. 

Arteta is still looking for his second Premier League win, but this isn't a bad consolation prize. 

Chelsea-Arsenal live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

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Chelsea-Arsenal live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

Tuesday's match at Stamford Bridge will help us answer the Premier League's most pressing question: Does anyone actually want to finish in fourth place? 

Chelsea currently hold England's last UEFA Champions League spot, leading Tuesday opponents -- and London rivals -- Arsenal by a whopping 10 points. Yet, the Blues' grip on fourth place is tenuous at best, as they have not won consecutive league games since November 9. Tuesday begins a four-match stretch in which Chelsea play Arsenal, third-place Leicester City, fifth-place Manchester United and eighth-place Tottenham Hotspur. It has the potential to be the Blues' season-defining stretch. 

Arsenal, meanwhile, are still struggling for form under new manager Mikel Arteta. They're unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches, but the Gunners drew Crystal Palace and Sheffield United in their last two. Qualifying for the Champions League could be too tall of a task, but Arsenal absolutely need to win away from home Tuesday if they're to have any hope of pulling it off. 

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Here's how to watch Tuesday's Chelsea-Arsenal match live online and on NBCSN.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 3:15 p.m. ET/12:15 p.m. ET
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports

Arsenal-Sheffield United live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

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Arsenal-Sheffield United live stream: Watch Premier League game online, on TV

Sheffield United enter Emirates Stadium on Saturday with a chance to finish off a season-sweep of Arsenal (6-10-6) for the first time in 73 years.

A win for the Blades (8-8-6) would also help them keep pace in the Premier League table as they sit in sixth place with 32 points.

The Gunners, 10th in the Premier League with 28 points, settled for a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace in their last match.

Here's how to watch Arsenal-Sheffield United live online and on TV.

When: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT
TV: NBCSN
Online: NBC Sports