Leaders Chelsea Gun Down Arsenal

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Premier League leaders Chelsea blazed past Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Blues made known their intent by taking the lead in the 13th minute through Marcos Alonso's header. The goal not only unsettled the Gunners' it took Hector Bellerin away as the Spaniard got injured trying to clear the header. Gabriel Paulista was thrown on to replace the injured right back.

In the second half, Arsenal had the chance to level but Gabriel wasted it after which Eden Hazard beat Petr Cech to net the Blues' second of the afternoon. Arsenal threw on Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck in a bid to get back in the game but instead further fell behind as Cesc Fabregas grabbed the third to put the game to bed.

Arsene Wenger's men did grab a consolation through Giroud in stoppage time but the damage had already been done.

The team has failed to pick a point in its last two games, losing 1-2 to Watford. The side has had further bad news to deal with after midfielder Aaron Ramsey picked a knock to keep him out for three weeks. The side is also affected by midfielder Granit Xhaka's absence due to suspension and manager Wenger's touchline ban.

Chelsea are now 12 points ahead in the race for the title.

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