It was a very up an down game for Torres. He missed an absolute sitter early in the first half but then he left Clichy for dead with a burst of speed that I thought he had lost before crossing for Andre Schurrle to tap in to put Chelsea ahead.
City levelled four minutes into the second half when Sergio Agüero split Terry and Cahill before beating Petr Čech with a powerful shot. But Torres wrapped up the win for Chelsea after another bad goalkeeping error from Joe Hart presented him with the opportunity to score his first league goal of the season
The win extends Mourinho’s fantastic record in big games. Since he left Porto in 2002, Mourinho has now played 45 games against title rivals in England, Italy and Spain. His record in those games is a remarkable Played: 45. Won: 26. Drawn: 13. Lost: 6. Goals for: 69. Against: 33
Tottenham Hotspur are a point behind Chelsea and Liverpool after they beat Hull City 1-0 thanks to Roberto Soldado’s third penalty of the season.
In the Wear-Tyne derby, Sunderland beat Newcastle United 2-1 at the Stadium of Light for their first league win since 20 April.
With six minutes remaining, Fabio Borini received Jozy Altidore’s lay-off and fired a terrific swerving shot beyond Tim Krul. Mathieu Debuchy had equalised for Newcastle, cancelling out Steven Fletcher’s early header.