Middlesbrough 0-5 Chelsea Highlights
Chelsea completely outclassed Middlesbrough to extend their lead at top of the Premier League table.
Salomon Kalou began the rout, stroking in after Juliano Belletti’s shot had been blocked and Belletti made it 2-0 with a stunning 30-yard shot.
Kalou got his second when his low strike deflected off David Wheater before Frank Lampard’s diving header rounded off a superb Chelsea breakaway.
Florent Malouda tapped in the fifth after Nicolas Anelka had hit the post.
Chelsea’s intent was clear from the start – move the ball quickly, play with fluency and control and retain possession.
They achieved their aims to the extent that Boro barely had a kick from the outset.
And while Boro failed to put pressure on the ball, Kalou, Malouda and full-backs Jose Bosingwa and Wayne Bridge in particular exploited the space.