Chelsea's Hotter than Santa in the Wrong Chimney

Published on 26-Dec-2016 by akinkunmi009

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Chelsea's Hotter than Santa in the Wrong Chimney

They're making their own merry at Stamford Bridge.

In fact, Chelsea's rolling through the Premiership like Proud Mary on the Mississippi.

The latest episode found the Blues dealing a 3-0 beatdown to hapless Bournemouth.

It's virtually halfway through the season, and the pursuers are already starting to see the task ahead as daunting.

Premiership standings

Their quest for a 12th straight victory would be without the magnificent Diego Costa and the flexible N'Golo Kanté.

Turns out their talents weren't needed to bomb the Cherries.

Pedro was dazzling all day, finding space behind defenders that resulted in two goals, one of which put him in the scorebook.

That came 24 minutes into the action:

Lightning often doesn't strike that quickly.

Full marks to Bournemouth for staying close to the leaders as long as they did. However, that came to a quick end after the intermission.

Eden Hazard was too deft for the Cherries' backs, which put him at the spot in the 49th minute:

Dude's money from there:

The Blues outshot Bournemouth, 14-7, and had the edge in on-targets, 4-3.

Unfortunately for the visitors, they only hit the twine once, and that was into the wrong net:

That kinda day.

Not so for the victors.

They're now within striking distance of Manchester United's Premiership record of 14 consecutive league victories.

Chelsea's next two matches are over the New Year's weekend:

  • Home to Stoke City on New Year's Eve, and
  • In North London against Tottenham Hotspur on Wed 4 Jan.