Chelsea were angry, says Schurrle

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has revealed the team’s anger from defeat by Aston Villa led to their emphatic win over Arsenal on Saturday, the Guardian has reported.

The Blues hit the Gunners for six in Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge, with Schurrle scoring the second goal of the game after only seven minutes.

Chelsea went into the fixture on the back of a Premier League defeat against Villa in which they had two players – Oscar and Ramires – sent off.

Schurrle revealed that the left-over irritation from the game at Villa Park was the catalyst for the powerful performance and subsequent win over Arsenal.

“We were angry after what happened at Aston Villa the previous week with the two red cards,” Schurrle said. “That was motivation for us to be stronger.”

Chelsea are five points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table and seven ahead of Arsenal. A week earlier Chelsea were dispatched 1-0 by the Villans, going down to a Fabian Delph goal with less than 10 minutes to play.

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