Did anyone expect anything other than a laugher today? If they did. they must be disappointed, as Chelsea were up three goals with Arsenal down to ten just 15 minutes into Saturday's contest. If there was any doubt before kickoff who the top club in London was, there's absolutely no doubt anymore.
After a first half which ended with Chelsea leading by four goals, Arsene Wenger made the decision to go into damage limitation mode to start the second half. Chelsea seemed to be fine with the idea of simply keeping it on cruise control, even if they weren't done scoring yet. In the end, Wenger's 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal will be remembered for the largest single-game scoring output in Mourinho's Chelsea career. Somehow, that seems fitting.
- It's hard to criticize the lineup selection today, as the suspensions of Ramires and Willian made this a fairly obvious choice. Unless you prefer Fernando Torres to Samuel Eto'o, this team pretty much picked itself.
- It might be time to rethink the idea that Arsenal are definitely going to win the FA Cup this season. When they play like they did today, they aren't good enough to beat an under 12 side.
- I'm pretty sure that the halftime talk must have consisted of nothing but Billy McCulloch making LolArsenal jokes. After their first half performance, the break probably wasn't long enough to fit them all in.
- The Premier League title race is now effectively down to three clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester City, and Liverpool. Better luck next year, Arsene.
- Congratulations to Mohamed Salah, who opened his Chelsea account with the club's sixth goal today.
- While it was nice to get Mikel some time on the pitch, I would have enjoyed seeing Tomas Kalas getting a lengthy run with such a lopsided score. Oh well.