Chelsea routs Arsenal, keeps Premier League lead

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) – Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle scored early while Oscar netted two goals as Chelsea spoiled Arsene Wenger’s career milestone with an easy 6-0 win over Arsenal Saturday at Stamford Bridge.

Wenger reached a career milestone with his 1,000th match as Arsenal skipper but he has yet to taste a win over Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah also scored for Chelsea, which gained a four-point edge over Liverpool and a six-point advantage over Manchester City in the standings with the victory.

“We started in an incredible way. In seven minutes, the score is 2-0 and the game is over. We started very strong. We really wanted to try to make Arsenal feel not comfortable, with the way they like to play,” said Mourinho.

The loss dropped Arsenal seven points behind Chelsea and its performance continued a worrying trend this season in road matches against title rivals.

Wenger’s side suffered 6-3 and 5-1 defeats at the hands of Manchester City and Liverpool and appeared likely to complete a ninth successive season without a silverware.

After the game, Wenger took responsibility for the loss, saying “there’s too much need to talk about the mistakes we made.”

“Of course it’s one of the worst days in my career. The match is over after 20 minutes and it’s a long game after that. You don’t prepare all week to experience that kind of experience,” Wenger said.

Later in the day, Liverpool and Manchester City kept up with Chelsea as they defeated separate rivals.

Luis Suarez scored a hat-trick as Liverpool maintained its title push by beating struggling Cardiff City 6-3 while Yaya Toure netted a hat-trick to carry Manchester City to a 5-0 win over Fulham.

Everton moved up to fifth place in the standings via a 3-2 victory over Swansea while

Manchester United blanked West Ham United, 2-0.

In other matches, Hull City defeated West Bromwich, 2-0; Norwich City downed Sunderland, 2-0; and Newcastle United defeated Crystal Palace, 1-0.

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