It was Chelsea's 11th home victory in succession and their 16th win in 18 league games, stretching their lead over third-place Arsenal to a huge 12 points with 14 games of the season remaining.
And he argued that the Arsenal sides that won the Premier League in 1998, 2002 and 2004 were physically and mentally stronger.
Jamie Redknapp is tipping Chelsea to beat Arsenal in Saturday's Premier League clash and take another step towards winning the title. "For this reason, I think I have a bit of experience to manage this situation and try to keep our antennas very high".
Hazard's goal was, by his own admission, "beautiful".
It's back to the drawing board for his side but perhaps when the season comes to an end in May, a new artist should be painting the Arsenal pictures in order to spark something different.
"They have to for the confidence, for Arsene Wenger to have a real and direct discussion with his players", added Desailly, who was speaking at a TAG Heuer Premier League Pressure Test. In fairness, the whole Arsenal team was poor, but the 27-year-old was noticeably bad.
"With the mentality we have here, we would be upset to finish in the same position as last season", said Tottenham's Eric Dier, whose team lost out to Leicester in the title battle last term. This tallies with how Arsenal look during these games: like a group of players who've failed to persuade themselves, and haven't been persuaded by anybody else, that beating Watford is going to be hard work. 'We all know his talent and his strength.
And James Morrison scored the only goal of the game early in the first half to earn West Bromwich Albion a 1-0 win over Stoke City at the Hawthorns. "He's a really good man also, a good boy". He played with great attention and concentration.
Liverpool will be hoping that February favours them better than the previous month as they were unable to win a league game in January and are yet to win a league game this year.
The 2015 champions' command at the top of the table was strengthened further with fourth-placed Liverpool falling 13 points adrift after their wretched 2017 continued with a shock 2-0 defeat at resurgent Hull City. Pep Guardiola has a full squad to pick from other than long-term absentee Ilkay Gundogan. It's just a matter of seeing out the rest of the fixtures.