On this day in 2014, Chelsea ruined Arsene Wenger’s 1000th game as Arsenal boss by destroying his team 6-0 at Stamford Bridge.
It’s one of the most memorable wins of the decade for any Blues fans, and the glee as we put goal after goal past our old rivals lives long in the memory.
We couldn’t stop grinning for about 24 hours after this one. What a nice memory to revisit right now.
Here’s our power ranking of all 6 goals that sunny March day.
You can see the full highlights of the game in the Youtube clip here:
6. Oscar (5-0)
A goal in the blink of an eye. Arsenal have the ball, Oscar steals it, takes two touches and shoots past a soft Szczesny save to score.
5. Eden Hazard (3-0)
An Eden Hazard penalty (down the middle, cool as ever) but more memorable for the moment that caused it – the mistaken identity handball with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
4. Andre Schurrle (2-0)
Nemanja Matic steals it, breaks forward and plays in Schurrle, who neatly finishes across the keeper. Arsenal’s defence starts to crumble.
3. Oscar (4-0)
Fernando Torres didn’t score in this game but he did cause serious problems. He ran in behind here to pick up on another horrendous error from the Gunners, then squared to Oscar for the easiest finish of the afternoon. It was 4-0 before half-time.
2. Samuel Eto’o (1-0)
Another incisive goal after 5 minutes that showed what this game was going to be all about. Schurrle wins it well, plays a 1-2 then slides it to Eto’o, who bends a lovely finish in at the far post. An absolutely slick goal from a ruthless Jose Mourinho team.
- Mohamed Salah (6-0)
Matic plays a quick ball over the top and Mo Salah makes his most memorable contribution to Chelsea, running in behind to get the 6th and make the scoreline truly insulting. With 20 minutes to go, the Bridge went especially crazy as the prospect of 7 or 8 was suddenly apparent.