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Schurrle: Villa shock inspired Chelsea to Arsenal thumping

Chelsea's thumping of Arsenal was inspired by last week's defeat at Aston Villa, says Andre Schurrle.

Schurrle explained how the pain of that setback had seared itself into the Blues' collective mind-set.

The Germany striker, whose goal two minutes after Samuel Eto'o's opener set Saturday's Stamford Bridge romp in motion, said: "Maybe what happened at Villa made us more determined, ­frustrated and angry.

"We were really angry after the match because it was one we should not have lost. We had a bad game, one we could've won.

"After the two red cards I saw the team was very angry. Maybe that was a motivation for us to be stronger over the last games.

"That would be good. We wanted to show the fans we can play another type of football.

"If you look at the standings, it's a fact that if City win every match they are champions. We have to win every match. So we have to keep focused and keep winning and then we will see where we stand."

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