Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says Sunday's victory has ended Arsenal's hopes of winning the Premiership this season.

Drogba declared: "Arsenal are not there now, they lost the game, maybe it is going to be difficult for their confidence, I don't know, but I just try to look at my team and I think we did a good job.

"It is always difficult to play against Arsenal but we were compact and strong, we deserved it."

Bacary Sagna had put Arsenal in front but Chelsea stormed back with Drogba's double keeping them well in the hunt for the Barclays Premier crown just five points behind Manchester United.

"It was an important win because it gives us the strength and the belief that we can still be champions," explained Drogba.