Chelsea’s display in their 2-0 victory over Arsenal has won a lot of admiration from the Spanish media.
Chelsea were the recipients of lavish praise from the Spanish media last night as Jose Mourinho’s side downed Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues were dominant throughout, using a mixture of both power and skill to overcome their London rivals and march relentlessly on at the top of the table.
Belgian international Eden Hazard got the ball rolling by converting a first half spot kick, moments after being felled in the area following one of his dazzling runs.
It was a piece of magic Premier League fans have accustomed to over the years, and it now appears to have won its place in the hearts of the Spanish public as the media show their appreciation.
“As the duel descended into a game of chess, Hazard turned the tables with one of his classic master plays.” Spanish newspaper AS write.
“He came in off the wing, took the ball in the middle of the park and went on like a downward skier, dribbling past opponents like cones until Koscielny tripped him. Penalty and checkmate from the Belgian, who so exquisitely like in the build up to the penalty, fooled the goalkeeper by firing into the corner.”
The 23-year-old, like La Liga greats Messi and Ronaldo, has the ability to decide games on his own yet Mourinho’s side are much more than just talented individuals.
The self-proclaimed Special One has found the perfect balance between attack and defence this season and his team are starting to resemble something similar to the old Arsenal invincible.
Another Spanish media outlet El Confidencial were also left highly impressed with the Stamford Bridge outfit as they lavished praise on the overall balance of the team.
“Nemanja Matic is like a huge octopus, who has immense physical ability and the quality to get the ball rolling and Cesc Fabregas is the perfect blend of temperance and malice to break opponents.”
“But Oscar, who in principle is intended to apply magic, twist and creativity in the middle, no doubt is the first to sacrifice his expertise for the good of the team - to defend, steal balls, block shots ... whatever it takes.”
“If you also account for a solid defence and a devastating striker, opponents have little chance in preventing them.”