Chelsea 5-0 Sunderland

Nov 2, 2008

Nicolas Anelka hit a hat-trick as Chelsea demolished Sunderland and moved above Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.

Alex began the rout, tapping in when Marton Fulop allowed Joe Cole’s shot to squirm free, and it was quickly 2-0 when Anelka met Frank Lampard’s cross.

Florent Malouda unselfishly set up Anelka to add a third goal and Lampard headed in Cole’s cross to make it four.

Anelka fired home from Malouda’s cross to complete the scoring inside an hour.

Stamford Bridge may no longer be seen as an unbreachable fortress after Liverpool’s victory there last weekend but, for Chelsea, this was the perfect riposte to seeing their 86-match unbeaten run ended in their last outing on home soil.

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