In a game overshadowed by Andre Marriner’s first-half madness, it’s easy to forget that Chelsea actually moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League when the final whistle ended Arsenal’s misery. With just the seven matches left to play, it looks as if the Blues have it all in their hands, with the teams behind playing catch-up – even though Man City have games in hand. There is a long way to go and football is anything but predictable, but here are three reasons we at FFC towers are tipping Chelsea for glory.
Andre Schurrle is by no means a regular at the Bridge, but when called upon he does a sterling job. The German made it seven goals in 10 starts with his effort today, proving that Chelsea have goals in abundance throughout their ranks.
Schurrle’s start will do his confidence no harm whatsoever, one assist and one goal for the German. #CFCLive
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) March 22, 2014
Dont you just love the chelsea squad depth…they said with willian n rami off we stood no chance..this is chelsea they never said #CFC
— THE ALPHA MALE (@birdmanbanda) March 22, 2014
Schürlle involved in either scoring or helping out in 3 of the #CFC goals. Should be a starter, I feel. But glad of the depth!
— Scott MacLean (@maclean_scott) March 22, 2014
On a day where Arsene Wenger was the main talking point, Jose Mourinho still stole the show. The Portuguese coach may not be everyone’s favourite character, but boy can he do a job!
Interesting that Mourinho is panicking on the touchline at 5-0 up… making changes.
— Le Grove (@LeGrove) March 22, 2014
Haven’t seen Mourinho celebrate like that all season. Obviously really worried about us and our goal-difference.
— Tim Johnston (@timjohnston_89) March 22, 2014
We have Mourinho, we have Mourinho, we have Mourinho, we have Mourinho! ;))
— Su_#InJoseWeTrust (@Real_Su_Castro) March 22, 2014
Going into the game Chelsea could have ended the day with just a one point, but their determination shone through. It was also another impressive result to add to victories against the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.
Beat spurs, liverpool in the first leg, city in both legs, united at the bridge. Hammering arsenal now. WE GOTTA WIN THE LEAGUE! #CFC
— Khanna (@YoBabey) March 22, 2014
London rivals they said.