Chelsea responded quickly to Manchester United taking over top place in the league after they beat Portsmouth 5-0 yesterday. Only 8 minutes had gone by when Drogba, scorer of Chelsea’s goal in their midweek draw with Hull, latched on to John Terry’s flick-on from a corner to poke home at the back post.
Fifteen minutes later Drogba added his second goal of the season, and 17th Premier League goal of the season, when Chelsea ripped Arsenal apart on a counter-attack. Neither Clichy or Vermaelen could stop the Ivorian who rifled the ball home from inside the penalty box.
Arsenal huffed and puffed after that, but Chelsea were well in control and won his one easily.
In the other Sunday game, Birmingham beat West Midlands rivals Wolves 2-1 as substitute Kevin Phillips scored two goals in the last ten minutes to earn City the points. The win moved Birmingham up to eight in the table while Wolves remain second bottom.