Mourinho is long gone, but Chelsea’s curse over Arsene Wenger and the Gunners is still alive and well in the capital.
From inside the first half, when we saw Per Mertesacker comically sent off for an appalling piece of judgement, Arsenal looked like they were fighting a losing battle as Diego Costa terrorised the title challengers throughout the first half and then defended solidly well into the second half.
Here we have some of the best tweets that have summed up this typically controversial London derby..
Mertesacker has been brilliant all season, Koscielny has actually made more mistakes this year. Please don't be fooled by one mistake here.
— The Twelfth Man (@_The12thMan) January 24, 2016
The last ditch Arsenal fans trying to defend the Big German.
As ever, Ozil disappointed everyone with a big game no-show.
Walcott, Ozil, Ramsey, Flamini & Mertesacker should all be ashamed of themselves for todays performance.
— Wale Show (@Wale_Show) January 24, 2016
Arsenal, as they seem to be every year, have been questioned for their ‘bottle’ when it comes to the tougher games.
Arsenal are the china shop. Anyone they play when there's pressure is the bull. For all talent, offer none of the intimidation of champions.
— Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) January 24, 2016
The hatred for Costa continued to go through the roof after he got Mertesacker sent off and netted the goal to put the Blues ahead.
— Kally Bisla (@kallybisla) January 24, 2016
Spurs fans also faced their battle of which team they dislike the least between Chelsea and Arsenal.
I hate Diego Costa 363 days of the year. Those other two days when he plays Arsenal he's a legend.
— Jake. (@YedIin) January 24, 2016
Oddly, some Arsenal fans seemed more bothered about Mourinho NOT winning than Wenger winning.
I'm just glad Mourinho got fired so he can't pick up this W over Wenger
— K Dot (@KdotAfc) January 24, 2016
And some high-profile Chelsea fans just can’t stop thinking of the Special One..
The ghost of Mourinho stalks the #Emirates
— Mark Austin (@markaustinitv) January 24, 2016
As Ozil disappeared, how it must have hurt to see Cesc out-perform the German!
Fabregas has completely outshone Ozil today.
— Farhan (@effcee11) January 24, 2016
The referee always gets a rough ride in this fixture and Clattenburg managed to nearly upset everyone today..
Matic gets booked for EXACTLY the same tackle that Fabregas didn't get a penalty for. Clattenburg you're a joker
— Dan (@DWBee79) January 24, 2016
For all the improvement by Chelsea, it wasn’t much of a different performance from the Blues..
A Mourinho Masterclass by Guus Hiddink?
— Alex Clapham (@alexclapham) January 24, 2016