Henry Winter for The Telegraph:
It was only two goals in the end but it could easily have been a scoreline from the 19th century, with a top-hat full of goals for Chelsea. Mourinho’s men were impressive but West Ham allowed them to be. John Terry’s second goal in successive games highlighted again his hunger to score, as well as prevent goals, and Diego Costa’s 13th in 15 Premier League games demonstrated the range of the pain Chelsea can inflict on opponents.
They have balance, muscle, deftness, pace, steel and strength in depth. They can play a possession game, circulating the ball for long periods, probing for the right opening, using their technique and movement, or simply break swiftly. They exude class from back to front. As well as being an agile shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois searches for prospective outlets even before coming to claim crosses and corners, looking to launch swift counters.
Chelsea were imperious. West Ham never looked like they had a chance. These are the types of games that makes you think Chelsea are surely the only Premier League winners possible this season.