Chelsea destroyed Arsenal 6-0 in the latest London derby between the clubs.
Chelsea completely destroyed London rivals in this lunchtime’s early kick-off to solidify their position at the top of the Premier League.
The Blues ran out comfortable 6-0 winners in what was predicted to be a very tight game before kick-off, thanks to goals from Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard, a brace from Oscar and a first goal for Mohamed Salah.
Jose Mourinho’s men were helped by a complete blunder on the part of Andre Marriner who sent off Kieran Gibbs following a handball from Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain which left fans from both sides bemused.
Here are our player ratings for the game.
Petr Cech – 6
A decent game for the Czech goalkeeper. Didn’t have much to do for large parts but was solid when called on. Good early save from an Olivier Giroud chance.
Branislav Ivanovic – 6
Patrolled the right hand side well and was solid in both defence and attack. Delivery could perhaps have been a little better but no one is complaining.
Gary Cahill – 6
Another very good game from the Chelsea centre back. Made one bad error which didn’t cost the Blues but otherwise played well.
John Terry – 6
He’ll be tested far more thoroughly in other games. Good experience and ensured that his side stayed switched on despite their runaway lead.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
Looks as though he’s been playing at left-back for his whole career. Was difficult for Arsenal to get the better of in all aspects.
Andre Schurrle – 7
A great game and a superb goal. Mirrored Eden Hazard well, playing effectively out wide and moving in centrally to get involved in the creative, build up play.
Nemanja Matic – 6
Didn’t really have a lot to do and looked a little lost when Chelsea pressed forward. He’s a defensive player and today he did his job well.
David Luiz – 6
More typical, charismatic play from Chelsea’s Brazilian. Seemed to love rubbing Arsenal’s noses in it and snapped around the midfield constantly.
Oscar – 8
Chelsea’s main man today. Arsenal just couldn’t handle him. Great composure to bag his brace and he looked like making things happen every time he got on the ball.
Eden Hazard – 8
Doesn’t seem to have a bad game at the moment, a constant threat throughout. He showed great composure from the penalty spot.
Samuel Eto’o – 4
Only give such a low rating because he was only on the field for ten minutes. However, he produced a superb finish during that time.
Fernando Torres – 6
He’ll be disappointed not to have got on the score sheet but he worked hard throughout the game.
Mohamed Salah – 5
He’ll be delighted to have got his first goal in Chelsea colours and linked up with the midfield and the attack well.
John Obi Mikel – 5
Brought on late to sure up the midfield. Did exactly what was asked of him in place of Luiz, solidifying next to Matic.