The Blues went ahead inside two minutes thanks to their skipper before the Spanish playmaker wrapped up the three points late to keep second-placed Manchester City at bay.
Monday, December 22, 2014
After a dismal showing in Brazil, where they picked up just one point, the Three Lions have won all six of their games since and top their Euro 2016 qualification group.
The 21-year-old defender is set to move to West Ham United in the new year.
The Belgian, who has impressed at Stamford Bridge again this season, is reveling in the competitive and unpredictable nature of the English game.
The Reds again struggled in front of goal despite dominating against Arsenal while Manchester City maintained its fine form with a clinical display of finishing.
The midfielder would like to be reunited with his former teammate at Stamford Bridge but adds that Messi "deserves" to retire at Camp Nou.
The Gunners were again poor in their 2-2 draw at Liverpool on Sunday and will be lucky to qualify for next season's Champions League.
The Chelsea manager, who has seen a number of his players face criticism for simulation in recent weeks, feels retrospective punishment would fail.
The Premier League champion has won eight straight matches across all competitions and the Chilean puts his team's results down to a lot of hard work on the training pitch.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
The Inter boss is already looking to the January transfer window after admitting there is still "a little fear" within his squad following its draw with Lazio.
The forward has been in the United States working toward a return and is nearing full fitness, according to his manager.
The defender's 97th-minute header rescued a point for the Reds against Arsenal, but their manager must still prove his worth in the weeks to come.
Martin Skrtel's header deep into stoppage time rescued a point for Liverpool, and the former Monaco coach believes the scars of last season's visit to Anfield inhibited his team.
The Gunners made the most of their only two shots on target all game but the hosts, who dominated proceedings for the majority, equalized in the 97th minute with a powerful header.
The winger struck in the last minute to seal all three points in the Tyne-Wear derby and, having downed the Magpies previously, is reveling in his record
A bandaged Martin Skrtel's late header salvaged a point for the Merseysiders, who dominated large periods of the match, but had found themselves behind to Olivier Giroud's strike.
The league leader is wary of a tough trip to Stoke on Monday after losing at the Britannia last season.
The striker scored his second goal for his new club on his second start, and his teammate hopes the Colombian will kick on after overcoming niggling injury concerns.
Both sides saw chances go begging during a frustrating clash at St James' Park, with Steven Taylor suffering a facial injury after colliding with the post in the second half.
A late strike from Adam Johnson gave Sunderland yet another win at St James' Park over arch-rival Newcastle United.