In a game which was supposed to mark a momentous occasion for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger in his 1000th game in charge, he has watched his side concede three goals in the opening 17 minutes – and be reduced to 10 men.
The early kick-off at Stamford Bridge was always likely to play a crucial part in the title race. Has it killed off the Gunners’ chances of Premier League glory?
Mourinho’s men’s clinical finishing in the early stages would suggest so.
1. Samuel Eto’o
2. Andre Schurrle
3. Eden Hazard (Pen)
There was controversy surrounding Chelsea’s third goal after they were awarded a penalty-kick for a deliberate hand-ball by Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlian. However, the referee dismissed defender Kieran Gibbs in a case of mistaken identity.