The year was 2014, the month March, the day the 22nd. Absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or our next game tomorrow. It was Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game in charge of Arsenal, and it just so happened to come against his arch-nemesis José Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.
What happened next, was one of the most memorable, most hilarious, most glorious 90 minutes of Premier League football we’ve seen this decade. Samuel Eto’o scored, then André Schürrle scored a near identical goal. Then Kieran Gibbs was sent off for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s handball by Andre Marriner, pre-VAR. Eden Hazard converted the penalty in classic Eden Hazard style, and the clock hadn’t even struck 20 minutes. Oscar would add a brace and even Mohamed Salah would get in on the act, in one of his rare (though largely inconsequential) appearances under Mourinho.
Chelsea would unfortunately falter in our title challenge that season, but would of course go on to win it the following season.
The 6-0 win was used a few months later in this great BT Sport commercial as well.