Date:Monday March 24 2014
Okay, hands up, who will admit to watching the thrashing of Arsenal several times?
I for one have and do you know what, it gets sweeter every time I watch it!
After the loss at Villa Park, to Aston Villa, it was essential that Chelsea got back to winning ways and to do it in such style was just the medicine the doctor ordered.
In all honesty the game was up for Arsenal once Eden Hazard slotted home the penalty kick, in the seventeenth minute, it really didn`t matter who Andre Marriner decided to send off, Arsenal were down and out.
Following the rout, our German international, Andre Schurrle, had a few words for the media, starting with that 1-0 reverse at Villa Park the previous Saturday, commenting,
"Maybe what happened at Villa made us more determined, frustrated and angry."
"We were really angry after the match because it was one we should not have lost. We had a bad game, one we could`ve won."
"After the two red cards I saw the team was very angry. Maybe that was a motivation for us to be stronger over the last games."
One would certainly hope so, but Andre then gave a clue as to Jose`s successful game-plan that well and truly ruined Arsene Wenger`s celebrations for his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal, with Schurrle adding,
"We knew their full-backs are very offensive and go forward a lot."
"And when they lose the ball you have the chance to take advantage of the transition and we did it. That was our plan."
"We knew there would be a lot of space and I wanted to use that."
"I got good balls before the first goal from Oscar and then from Nemanja."
"It`s very important the balls are coming when the space is there and I make the run. It was perfect."
It sure was, two swift break shads us leading 2-0 before Arsene and his gang had even gotten settled in their seats.
As for the final result, Schurrle remarked,
"I`ve played in derbies before - but never a 6-0."
"So to do that in a big London derby, in the title race, was a great feeling."
"There are seven games left and a lot can happen. We have to keep focused and winning."
"It`s Palace next week, another London derby that we have to win. That`s what we are thinking about."
"But it`s a fact that if City win every match, they are champions."
Indeed it is but with Manchester City having two tough games this week, the first against their neighbours Manchester United and the second against Arsenal, is there some light at the end of the tunnel, even more so with City still (like Chelsea) to visit Anfield?
You just never know!
Date:Monday March 24 2014
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