Jose Mourinho’s men humiliated their opponents Swansea at the Liberty Stadium to go five points clear over Manchester city at the top of the table with city yet to play and underlined their Premier League title credentials with a thumping score line.
Diego Costa scored a pair for the Blues, as did Oscar and Andre Schurrle added a fifth as Chelsea opened up a five-point lead on Manchester City, which hosts Arsenal on Sunday.
Oscar started the game brightly as early as the first minute latching on to a loose pass from Gylfi Sigurdsson and pounded the ball across goal with Fabianski having little chance.
Chelsea almost found Goal No. 2 in minute 13, when Fabianski couldn’t hold a well-hit strike. Willian blasted the rebound over the bar, however, to the relief of the home crowd. Eden Hazard was the next to almost find the score sheet, but his dribbling wizardry ended with Fabianski pushing away his left-footed shot.
Costa buried a goal to make it 2-0 to the visitors. Cesc Fabregas slipped the ball between a pair of Swansea defenders, and Costa had far too much time to pick a place to score from close to the spot.
The floodgates poured forth in the 34th minute, when Federico Fernandez back-pass was intercepted by Costa who ran clear on goal to slot his second of the afternoon. Less than a minute later, Costa to laid off an inch perfect pass for Oscar, who made no mistake to make it four..
It should’ve been 5-0 when Costa created a clean break before halftime, but Willian cranked his empty net attempt off the crossbar.
The second half didn’t find much offense, but substitute Schurrle tapped from close range after Branislav Ivanovic trade mark run within minutes of coming on to give the visitors a fifth.