England recorded their biggest win in 26 years with goals from Defoe, Rooney, Chamberlain, Lampard, Young and Sturridge.
Chelsea legend John Hollins feels it was a master stroke by the former coach to bring Lampard from West Ham United.
Two West Ham fans have been arrested after coins were thrown toward Frank Lampard as he celebrated with substitute John Terry after scoring Chelsea's opening goal in a 2-0 win.
Eden Hazard has the attributes to become one of the world's best footballers, according to team mate Frank Lampard.
Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard scored either side of the break to take the Blues above Tottenham.
Earlier, media reports quoted Gourlay as saying talks were "ongoing" over a new deal between the midfielder and the club.
Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez scored as Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 at home.
Terry has endured a difficult season, missing two months with a knee injury, and then struggling to regain match fitness.
Chelsea beat Brenford 4-0 thanks to goals from Mata, Oscar, Lampard and Terry. City won by the same score against Leeds.
Frank Lampard is just four goals short to equal Bobby Tambling's all-time Chelsea record of 202 goals.
The win halted the Blues' four-game winless run, including a draw and loss in the league
Lampard's flurry of goals for club and country since returning from injury have given him fresh hope of extending his career.
A loss at Newcastle last weekend after a draw against Reading has seen Chelsea's grip on third place loosened considerably.
Luiz Felipe Scolari's second coming as Brazil manager ended in a defeat as goals from Rooney and Lampard earned England side a 2-1 win.
Long-serving Chelsea left back Ashley Cole has signed a one-year extension to his contract, the Premier League club said.
Ashley Cole's contract was to expire at the end of the season but the England international has agreed a new deal.
Chelsea held off a stirring second-half fightback by Arsenal to claim a 2-1 win.
Demba Ba and Hazard gave Chelsea a comfortable half-time lead before the third-place side experienced their second consecutive home setback.
Jonathan Walters scored two own goals, while Frank Lampard and Eden Hazard got the other two.
The Londoners' joint-second top scorer of all time, Frank Lampard, looks unlikely to be offered a new deal.
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