Arsenal went top of Division 1 with a 3-1 home win over Blackburn Rovers.
Goals from Trae Coyle, Zach Medley and Tyreece John-Jules (pictured) gave Arsenal a 3-0 half-time lead at Meadow Park.
Rovers' goal was a late consolation from Harry Chapman.
Arsenal's third win in a row lifts them a point above Chelsea, albeit having played two matches more. Rovers are ninth on 11 points.
Elsewhere on Friday, Tottenham Hotspur recorded their second 4-0 win over Liverpool this season, while Southampton moved off the bottom of Division 1, leapfrogging Manchester City by beating them 2-0.