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Drogba rolls back years as Chelsea cruise

Drogba rolls back years as Chelsea cruise
Drogba set up Eden Hazard’s opener and scored the second himself before Loic Remy sealed the rout as Jose Mourinho’s side cruised to a victory that kept them six points ahead of second-placed Manchester City. Chelsea are now unbeaten in 21 matches in all competitions thanks to a vintage performance from Ivory Coast striker Drogba, who rolled back the years to prove the perfect stand-in for suspended leading scorer Diego Costa.

Mauricio Pochettino is the 15th Tottenham manager to make an unsuccessful attempt to get a win at Stamford Bridge since Gary Lineker gave Terry Venables’ side their last success there in February 1990. The dismal barren run stretches to 28 matches and has been going on for so long that Mourinho was still a PE teacher back home in Portugal when Spurs last won at the Bridge.

Alexis Sanchez’s late strike saw Arsenal edge Premier League top-four rivals Southampton 1-0 as Arsene Wenger’s side closed to within two points of the Champions League places. The Chilean forward netted his 14th goal of the season in the 89th minute by slotting home from Aaron Ramsey’s pull-back to puncture a bubble of growing frustration at the Emirates Stadium. The last-gasp victory moved Arsenal above Swansea City into sixth place, two points behind fourth-place Manchester Utd.
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