In the jungle, the mighty Turf Moor, the lion sleeps tonight...
Well, we were sleeping. And then we gave away a corner goal -- on a rather sumptuous Scott Arfield striker it has to be said -- and the sleeping lion woke up and decided to tear all things to Clarety bits.
Ignited by new boys Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, Chelsea are up 3-1 at the half and continue looking for more. Costa opened the scoring with a poacher's effort (a striker in the right place at the right time? HEAVENS TO BETSY!), before Fabregas orchestrated one of the most beautiful goals you'll ever see. Champion of the World Andre Schurrle made no mistake. The third was a bit more old school, Branislav Ivanovic thumping home a header off of a Fabregas corner.
And so, despite the Chelsea defense not looking their most solid (I'm looking at you especially, JT), the Blues are cruising in our first Premier League match of the season. Top of the table, even, for the nothing that's worth just yet!
(And it could've been, perhaps should've been even more if the referee makes the correct call on the Diego Costa "diving" incident, which was at best a no-call and probably a penalty most of the time.)
Doesn't matter. Let's get a few more.