Chelsea ‘came to kill’ Arsenal – Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hailed his team for their blistering start to the derby at Stamford Bridge, where they crushed 10-man Arsenal 6-0.

The Blues were 2-0 up after only seven minutes, and once Eden Hazard made it three with a 17th-minute penalty after Kieran Gibbs had been sent off there was no way back for the Gunners.

Mourinho said: “It was an amazing 10 minutes and in 10 minutes you can win a game and show everybody that today you won’t give a chance to any opponent.

“I am so happy with our approach. We came to kill and in 10 minutes we destroyed. After that it was easy.

Oscar scored two of
Oscar scored two of Chelsea’s goals

“My analysis of the game is about that 10 minutes. We were very, very good and pressed very high because we knew they wanted the ball and to build from the back and be comfortable with the ball.

“We recovered the ball and attacked spaces very, very fast. In that 10 minutes we were amazing.”

Hazard netted from the spot after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had dived to push away a goal-bound shot with his hand.

Bizarrely, referee Andre Marriner showed the red card to a stunned Gibbs, seemingly having got the two Gunners players mixed up.

Despite Gibbs’ incandescence and Oxlade-Chamberlain telling Marriner that he had committed the offence, the decision stood.

But Mourinho insisted that the incident occurred when Chelsea were already heading for an emphatic victory.

He said: “It was big ammunition for people like me who think there should be a little screen for the fourth official.

“The important thing is that it was a penalty and it was one red card.

“After that it would have been nice for the referee and the players if a screen could say it was Chamberlain and not Gibbs.”

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