Chelsea's January signing David Luiz had become a cult figure at the club when he scored the equalizer against Manchester United three weeks back. When he scored the opener against United's cross-town rivals Manchester City with 12 minute left on Sunday, he ensured his contention for any Chelsea popularitry contest.
Chelsea, despite their strong first half performance, could not muster a goal and the teams went into the break goalless. City were content to sit back and try and hit Chelsea on the counter and the second half saw Chelsea hold possession without getting through on goal. With 12 minutes to go, Chelsea won a free-kick wide left, when Luiz was felled. Drogba whipped in the set piece and Luiz escaped Barry and nodded it sideways and into goal to spark wild celebrations from the home side.
The goal saw City open up and attack. However, it only served to create more space for Chelsea and Ramires made sure of the win with fine solo effort and finish to ensure a Brazilian night at Stamford Bridge.
The win saw Chelsea overtake Manchester City into third position in the league, despite having played a game less. Chelsea are nine points behind United, and have in game in hand. They also have to make the trip to Old Trafford. Chelsea fans can be forgiven for daring to hope yet again what they had forgotten - the Premiership title.