Chelsea rejoice after thrashing Arsenal
The Blues ran out winners in a fiesty contest at Stamford Bridge thanks to goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.
Chelsea now sit nine points clear of their London rivals in the Premier League, and are on top of the division going into the international break.
Former Gunners Cesc Fabregas was the star of the show, with the Spanish ace running the show from central midfield.
His delightful second-half lobbed through ball set Costa free to bag the hosts’ decisive second.
The first came when Hazard jinked his way into the area and drew a foul from Laurent Koscielny.
The Belgian ace stepped up and converted from the spot to give Chelsea a lead they never looked like surrendering.
Blues No.1 Thibaut Courtois was forced off in the opening period after injuring his head in a collision with Arsenal ace Alexis Sanchez.
The 22-year-old was seen bleeding from the ear and was rushed off to hospital for precautionary scans.
Courtois’ injury allowed former first-choice Petr Cech to enter the fray, and the Czech Republic star didn’t disappoint, although he was rarely troubled by a toothless Arsenal attack.
The win for Chelsea moves them five clear of the chasing pack.
Their first match after the international break is a trip to Crystal Palace, where they were defeated 1-0 last season.