Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday may be looked back on as one of the pivotal moments in the race for the Premier League title come May.
Going into the clash, the Gunners were the Blues’ joint-closes rivals at the top of the table, but the gap between the two London sides now stands at whopping twelve points, which, although mathematically very possible to overturn, is a near impossible buffer to knock down.
Further to this, though, the comprehensive manner in which Antonio Conte’s men swept aside Arsene Wenger’s troops may be the straw that breaks the camel’s back in terms of the Emirates Stadium side keeping pace at the summit, with so many recent blows having left the fans asking serious questions and the players bereft of confidence.
Anyway, that’s enough about Arsenal, let’s instead look at the team who really enjoyed their afternoon. Naturally, such a good result means that a fair few stars on the winning side played well, so we put this question to Chelsea fans earlier today: Who was your Man of the Match? And the results are now in…
Wonder-goal scorer Eden Hazard grabbed the headlines, but voters in our poll were more impressed with N’Golo Kante. The Frenchman was once again at his energetic best, fighting fires all over the pitch and keeping the likes of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez very quiet.