Chelsea's surprisingly comfortable 3-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium over the weekend left Monday morning's media heaping praise on Carlo Ancelotti's victorious side and pouring scorn on Arsene Wenger's young pretenders.
Two-goal hero Didier Drogba takes most of the plaudits for the Blues and The Times' Matt Hughes claims that the peerless Ivory Coast international is such a threat that Arsenal's defence took leave of their senses.
"The impact of Drogba's professionalism on Arsenal has been devastating. His thirteenth and fourteenth goals of the season effectively ended their title challenge because they trail Chelsea by 11 points, and in previous meetings between the clubs he has terminated careers.
Philippe Senderos has never really recovered from the hounding he received from Drogba in the Community Shield four years ago, which he repeated in the 2007 League Cup final, and rarely makes the Arsenal bench these days. The ordeal experienced by William Gallas and Thomas Vermaelen yesterday will have been familiar to the Switzerland defender."
In The Sun Steven Howard uses his column to say 'I told you so' as he explains why he thinks Wenger's flops are all out of excuses.
"It does not get much worse than this for Arsenal...
I said on Friday morning this was the same old Arsenal - flakey, inconsistent, lightweight up front without Robin van Persie and, as ever, an accident waiting to happen at the back against Didier Drogba. And so it proved.
Yes, the Gunners had vast amounts of possession and were typically neat in their build-up. But once they got anywhere near the Chelsea area, their confidence evaporated. The ball was either lost in possession or lumped aimlessly into the box."