David Luiz was AWOL as Villa took advantage of Chelsea's non-existent central defense to first slip in Steve Ireland, then Stilyan Petrov, and finally Darren Bent. The last two came within minutes of each other towards the end of the match. Stamford Bridge erupted in boos. This after Chelsea got off to a perfect start with Didier Drogba's 150th goal through a penalty kick.
After the loss, Andre Villas-Boas practically wrote off Chelsea's title hopes. A prospect which endangers his job security as Roman Abramovich breathes down his neck. An impoverished Premier League performance will leave him under enormous pressure to do well in the Champions League.
Is this the end of Drogba's Chelsea career? Will this be his last match in the Premiership? One only has to look at his gaudy stats as an Arsenal killer to realize he was a wrecking ball in his prime. Already there is chatter that he might be the perfect fit for the Galaxy with Beckham rumoured to be leaving for PSG.