Hardly skipping a beat despite a 3-0 half-time lead, Chelsea poured further misery onto the visitors, quickly turning dominance into a rout before sitting back a bit during the final 20-25 minutes. Certainly could've added a few more goals, but "just" five will have to do!
With Manchester City surprisingly dropping points earlier today, Chelsea are temporarily top of the league. Liverpool and Arsenal play tomorrow.
- Five wins in a row. Five clean sheets in a row. Sixteen goals during that run. Chelsea are now the top scorers in the Premier League with 26, and have the second-best defense with just 9 conceded.
- Final shot count: 20-1.
- Diego Costa scores his 9th, once again moving to the top of the goalscoring charts, one ahead of Aguero.
- Eden Hazard now has 7 goals on the season, 5 in his last 4. Even Marcos Alonso joined in on the fun!
- Chelsea top and guaranteed at least third by the end of the weekend.
- (Alas, now it's international break time...)