As the reality of Sunday’s loss at Goodison Park dawns on Arsenal fraternity, one rival club is still celebrating and hailing praises at their former player thanks to the good works he did to destroy Arsenal’s top 4 finish ambitions.
Chelsea was given a helping hand in the race for the top four after Arsenal dropped points away at Everton – their sixth defeat of the season away from the Emirates to open the door to the Blues and Manchester United behind them.
Just three points separate Tottenham in third and United in sixth, with six games of the Premier League season to play.
Everton deserved their victory over a poor Gunners side at Goodison Park, with Phil Jagielka’s goal marking the difference between the two sides in the end, although the Toffees might have enjoyed a more comfortable afternoon, but for some profligate finishing.
Helping them to secure the three points, by keeping a clean sheet, was defender Kurt Zouma – on loan from Chelsea.
Zouma joined Everton from the Blues on a season-long loan in the summer and has played all but five of the Toffees’ 33 Premier League games this season.
Everton has kept three clean sheets in their last four games, tightening their defence under Marco Silva, including the shut out against the Gunners on Sunday, which helped his parent club in the race for the top four.
Here are some of the reactions made by Chelsea fans on twitter: