Manchester City showed no mercy.
An onslaught of early goals - four in the opening 25 minutes - set the tone at the Etihad on Sunday, as the reigning Premier League champions regained top spot in the table courtesy of a 6-0 annihilation of Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola's side, rampant from the opening minute, sits level on 65 points with Liverpool but holds first place based on a superior goal difference. The Reds, however, have one match in hand on the title holder.
The humiliating loss for Chelsea, meanwhile, continues a worrying trend of struggles away from home in 2019. The Blues have lost their last three Premier League away matches - against City, Bournemouth, and Arsenal, respectively - by a combined score of 12-0.
Maurizio Sarri's men dropped down to sixth with the toothless defeat, behind the Gunners by virtue of their suddenly inferior goal difference.