The double is Chelsea's to lose
Antonio Conte's team selection may have revealed his chief objective - dropping Diego Costa and Eden Hazard ahead of the Premier League run-in - but make no mistake: the Double is there for Chelsea's taking.
Not only did victory scupper any hope of Tottenham draining their confidence, but it also ensured their rivals will start life at Wembley next season with a hoodoo still hanging over them. Given the potential knock-on effect, Chelsea may have ended Spurs' title bid in 2016-17 AND 2017-18.
Mousa Dembele did not deserve to lose
It's rare for a central midfielder to ship four goals and still come out with their stock severely raised. But that's exactly what happened with Mousa Dembele.
The Belgian midfielder was everywhere, barging blue shirts around and sparking a wave of relentless attacks. Mauricio Pochettino made it clear that he could have made him one of the best players in the world had they met sooner; on this evidence, he's going to come quite close anyway. David Luiz was announced as man of the match on the tannoy, but there was only one standout player on the match - and it was not the Brazilian.
Hugo Lloris lucky to avoid an early bath
If Hugo Lloris produces a world-class save at Selhurst Park on Wednesday, he'll have Martin Atkinson to thank. The Frenchman, perhaps the goalkeeper most acquainted with the white lines separating his penalty area with the remainder of the pitch, took a trip just beyond his 18 yards and clearly palmed the ball back into his box during the first half. Mr Atkinson was unmoved.
Had his whistle gone, a red card would have surely followed given the Chelsea shirt in close proximity. Sure, Spurs lost anyway but - crucially - they still have their No.1 available for all of the Premier League run-in. And it's not over just yet...
Willian demonstrates Chelsea's abundance of talent
The fact that Willian produced a spectacular performance, including two goals, against Tottenham is no surprise. The fact that he does not play nearly as much football as he should is more of a surprise considering his class.
With Antonio Conte shocking just about everyone with his starting XI, resting both Diego Costa and Eden Hazard, only served to demonstrate just how deep his squad is. Willian was able to thrive in the star duo's absence and Chelsea hardly missed a beat despite the Italian being afforded the luxury of keeping two of his best players on the bench for most of the match. Willian should be playing a lot more than he does, but that only hits home what a fine squad Conte has at his disposal.
Read the full article on eurosport.co.uk: 5 Truths: The double is Chelsea's to lose, Lloris is a very lucky man