The home supporters at Emirates Stadium seemed set for a deflating evening before Nacho Monreal’s shot found the bottom corner via the German defender’s chest four minutes from time.
Antonio Conte’s side had seen their advantage cut by Tottenham after the Blues’ loss at Manchester United – but this was an emphatic response to follow on from Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final win against their London rivals.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola claims his Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte is the best in the business and he has much to learn from him. Former Italy boss Conte is on course to deliver the Premier League title in his first season at Stamford Bridge.
Federico Macheda says Darren Fletcher “strangled” him after his memorable goal against Aston Villa in 2009. Macheda struck a dramatic stoppage-time winner against Villa in April 2009, a goal which turned out to be crucial in the Premier League title race.