Chelsea 3-1 Arsenal: Blues blast past sorry Gunners to move 12 pts clear at the top
An Eden Hazard-inspired Chelsea extended their lead at the Premier League summit with a dominant 3-1 win over title rivals Arsenal.
Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea a 13th-minute lead, heading home the rebound when Diego Costa’s header looped up off the crossbar. Hazard made his mazy way from his own half to the edge of the Arsenal six-yard box to score the kind of goal that can come to define title triumphs.
At Stamford Bridge, as substitute Cesc Fabregas collected Petr Cech’s woeful clearance and lobbed into an unguarded net, Arsenal were nowhere to be seen.
By the time Olivier Giroud headed a stoppage-time consolation from Nacho Monreal’s centre, the fact Liverpool can shave Chelsea’s advantage to 10 points by beating Hull City later on Saturday felt of greater significance.
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