Benitez In! Chelsea smack eight (8!) past Aston Villa

Chelsea 8 – Aston Villa 0 (Premier League, December 23, 2012) (Alternative highlightsextended highlights & MOTD highlights.) Fernando Torres got Chelsea off to a flying start scoring an excellent third minute header. Chelsea doubled their lead on the half hour through a tremendous Ronaldo-esque free-kick from David Luiz. The match looked over as a contest when Branislav Ivanovic headed in a third in the 33rd. The Pensioners moved 4-up in the 58th minute when Frank Lampard, on 500th Premier League start. leathered a beauty from 25-yards. Ramires made it 5-0 from a Lucas Piazon assist. And the goal rout continued with Oscar slamming home a penalty for the sixth and Eden Hazard scored the seventh. In the dying minutes, Lucas Piazon saw a penalty saved by Brad Guzan but Ramires did score the eighth for an amazing scoreline.

GIF: Fernando Torres scores a brilliant header

GIF: David Luiz’s quality free-kick

GIF: Frank Lampard scores a beauty on his 500th EPL start

GIF: Ramires makes it 5-0 Chelsea v Aston Villa.

GIF: Eden Hazard cracker v Aston Villa.

Rafa Benitez interview post Chelsea 8 – Aston Villa 0.

Frank Lampard & David Luiz interview post Chelsea 8 – Aston Villa 0.

Sky Sports analysis of Chelsea 8 – Aston Villa 0.

Graphic: The Lampard & Terry effect.

Paul Lambert interview post 8-0 defeat at Chelsea.