Chelsea vs. Arsenal: 6 Things We Learned from Blues' Victory

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Chelsea vs. Arsenal: 6 Things We Learned from Blues' Victory
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The match was built as an even London affair, but in reality, there was only ever going to be one winner from this derby between Arsenal and Chelsea.

Courtesy of early goals from Juan Mata and Frank Lampard, the Blues never looked like were in jeopardy of losing this match, despite some second-half resistance from the Gunners—which included a superb finish from winger-turned-striker Theo Walcott.

The Gunners simply had no answers to the midfield strength of the West London club, and they could not generate the potency in attack required to win this one.

Interim manager Rafa Benitez might not quite have the support of the Chelsea fans yet, but with results like this one, he'll certainly go a long way toward success.

If only we could say the same thing about his North London counterpart.

Here's six things we learned from the Blues' important win this week.

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