Chelsea edge ahead of Arsenal to set Premier League derby record

Mar 6, 2017 22:24:00

The Blues saw off West Ham 2-1 at London Stadium to record a 118th success against capital rivals since 1992 – one more victory than the Gunners

Chelsea have been in imperious form this season and set a new Premier League record in a 2-1 victory over West Ham.

The Blues were forced to endure a nervy finish at the London Stadium, but goals from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa saw them over the line.

Chelsea restore cushion at West Ham

Antonio Conte’s side are now 10 points clear of the chasing pack once again at the top of the table, with there only 11 games remaining.

Chelsea have won 21 of their 27 fixtures this season, with few sides able to contain them.

They have been an immovable object for much of the campaign, with local rivals finding that out the hard way.

118 – Chelsea have enjoyed 118 Premier League London derby wins, more than any other side (one more than Arsenal). Capital.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 6, 2017

To have taken that record off Arsenal puts another feather into the respective caps of those at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues now the dominant force in the capital.

They will get one more opportunity to add to their impressive derby tally before the season is out, with Crystal Palace due to take in a visit to west London on April 1.

The title could be all but Chelsea’s by then, with Conte’s men edging ever closer to recapturing the English top-flight crown.

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