Nov 22nd 2014, 17:05, by Paul Doyle at Stamford Bridge
Matches like this show why fears are rising that the Premier League title race could become one long Chelsea lap of honour. The latest outing for José Mourinho's team was never a contest, just a parade of awesome Chelsea power – and style – from start to finish. They have now won 10 and drawn two of their 12 Premier League matches so far this season, racking up points at a rate that means that by the time the other so-called title challengers find consistency, it may be too late.
West Bromwich Albion presented themselves for kick-off on time but that was pretty much all they got right, with the honourable exception of Ben Foster, whose saves stopped the scoreline from testifying to the true extent of the home team's superiority. Chelsea corralled the visitors into their own end of the pitch from the opening seconds and did not relent until their opponents abandoned all hope of eking out a point. That was pretty early on, as it turned out.