Chelsea took a gigantic leap towards a fifth Premier League title on Saturday with a huge win over their London and divisional rivals Arsenal.
The Blues may not have improved upon their nine-point margin at the table’s summit but beating the Gunners saw off yet another contender for the crown, having kept Liverpool to a stalemate at Anfield the Tuesday previous.
It was yet another convincing display from Antonio Conte’s side, who opened the scoring after just 13 minutes via a Marcos Alonso header and maintained their dominance throughout – until substitute Olivier Giroud bagged a late consolation goal in stoppage time.
In between, there was the small matter of Eden Hazard’s wonder-goal, driving from the halfway line and leaving a multitude of Arsenal defenders scrambling on their backsides before comfortably finishing past Petr Cech, and Cesc Fabregas scoring against the club he once captained just moments after coming on from the bench.
So a fantastic result for Chelsea in what’s shaping up to be a fantastic season – but who deserves the Man of the Match award? We’ll let you decide!