Chelsea got back on winning ways by beating Tottenham 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.
Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy secured the win but it was Tottenham that started best at the Bridge.
Spurred on by Harry Kane, the visitors created to big chances within the first 15 minutes of the game.
Kane came close just seven minutes into the game with a header from inside the box. The striker met a cross from Tottenham’s right side, but his header hit the crossbar and not the back of the net.
That was a warning sign for the Blues, and when Gary Cahill lost possession of the ball just five minutes later, Kane was on it again.
With a left-footed strike he came close to opening the scoring, but his shot went wide of Thibaut Courtois’ goal.
A rusty opening 18 minutes by Chelsea was soon to be forgotten when Eden Hazard got the ball in attack. A quick one-two movement with Didier Drogba saw the Belgian inside the area and he went for goal at Hugo Lloris’ near post.
The French goalkeeper got a hand on the ball but couldn’t prevent it finding its way into the back of the net for 1-0.
Minutes later a poor goal kick from Lloris was picked up by Hazard inside Tottenham’s half. A quick pass to Oscar in the centre of the park put Tottenham on the back foot, and the Brazilian found Drogba in space behind the Spurs defence.
The striker made no mistakes and put Chelsea up by two goals to nil with a swift finish.
Spurs dominated the possession with an overall 60-40 percentage but failed to create any great chances in the second half, so when Loic Remy came on in the 67th minute it was all about how many more for Chelsea.
On the break after a brilliant pass from Cesar Azpilicueta, Remy found himself one-on-one with Jan Vertonghen inside the area.
The substitute striker had only been on for five minutes and did a brilliant turn that made Vertonghen slip, and Remy fired home for 3-0, which became the last real action of the game as another three points were added to our tally.
Overall it was the accuracy and of Chelsea’s finishing that saw off Tottenham. We’re still six points clear at the top, unbeaten this season, and now we roll on to Newcastle on Saturday.