When Arsenal beat Chelsea 3-0 back in September, not in our wildest dreams would we have imaged that we would be opening up a 12-point lead (if only temporarily) at the top of the table by beating the same Gunners by almost the same scoreline in early February. Yet here we are doing just that. Isn’t football wonderful?
Gary Cahill certainly thinks so.
"It was fantastic. In football you get the opportunity to put things right. I remember the feeling after we got off the field at Arsenal and we were determined to put things right. We did just that.”
Since that loss, Chelsea have now won 16 of 18 games in the league and eleven straight at the Bridge. Fortress Stamford Bridge back in full effect.
"We're confident playing at home. We knew a win would be vitally important for us against a massive team. We practice this formation, we practice our tactics. The manager is very thorough with that. We take that on board and try to deliver. We created a lot and could have had more goals but the second goal was a special goal from a special player. The next goal was important after half-time and for me that killed the game."
-Gary Cahill; source: Sky via Goal
And what a goal that was. Goal of the season candidate, if not shoo-in winner.
Words don’t do it justice.
“I try this in all games but it is not like this in every game. I know I need to score more goals, so I am happy.”
-Eden Hazard; source: Sky via Goal
Much happiness to go around today.