Arsenal stormed to the top of the Barclays Premier League as they came from behind to beat Bolton 4-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
Owen Coyle's men - beaten 2-0 by the Gunners on Sunday - took a shock lead after seven minutes through Gary Cahill and Matthew Taylor then doubled the advantage from the penalty spot.
However, Arsene Wenger's young side showed the character of champions to rally before half-time through Tomas Rosicky's strike.
And after Cesc Fabregas netted a controversial equaliser in the 52nd minute, goals from Thomas Vermaelen and Andrey Arshavin ensured the Gunners moved above Chelsea on goal difference.
Liverpool 2-0 Tottenham
Dirk Kuyt's double strike injected new life into Liverpool's stuttering Barclays Premier League campaign as it secured a 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
The Holland international fired home in the sixth minute from the edge of the area and then converted a twice-taken penalty in second-half injury time.
Victory lifted the Reds to within one point of fourth-placed Spurs and eased the pressure on manager Rafael Benitez after early exits from the Champions League and FA Cup.
TOP OF THE TABLE IN ENGLAND
Team Pl GD PTS 1 Arsenal 22 +34 48 2 Chelsea 21 +34 48 3 Man Utd 22 +30 47 4 Tottenham 22 +18 38 5 Man City 21 +12 38 6 Liverpool 22 +14 37 7 Aston Villa 21 +11 36 8 Birmingham 21 +2 33