It's somewhat embarrassing to admit that I was a little skeptical of the Nemanja Matic purchase. Not skeptical enough to think it was a bad idea or anything, but I didn't think he'd make this much of an impact this quickly. Never has being wrong been more fun.
Although Matic has had a couple of games where he hasn't been an awe-inspiring force in midfield, he's been a commanding presence there far more often than not, and that culminated in his performance in the hilarious 6-0 beatdown of Arsenal on Saturday. Granted, a lot of that was because the Gunners fielded a paper-thin midfield against the twin wrecking balls of Matic and David Luiz, but you can only beat what's been put in front of you, and Matic beat it to a pulp.
Six minutes of individual highlights? Yes please.
- Which Arsenal player wants to defect to Chelsea after the 6-0 mauling?
- Per Mertesacker quotes suggest suicidal arrogance from Arsenal at Chelsea
- Diego Costa: The supremely talented Chelsea transfer target that makes Luis Suarez look warm and cuddly
- The Daily Hilario: A weekend to remember
- On a historic night of a billion stars, Man of the Match Andre Schurrle shines brightest