Chelsea was rampant on Saturday as they pummeled 2010/11 Champions League hopefuls Aston Villa 7-1 in English Premier League action.
Man of the Match Frank Lampard scored four goals while Florent Malouda notched two and Salomon Kalou had one for the homestanding Blues.
John Carew had tied the score at 1-1 for Aston Villa late in the first half before Lampard’s 44th minute penalty kick opened up the floodgates.
Manchester United (23-6-3) leads the English Premier League table with 72 points. Chelsea (22-5-5) has 71 while Arsenal (21-6-5) is on 68. All three title contenders have six games left.
Chelsea meets Manchester United next weekend at Old Trafford.