Liverpool moved up to fifth and to within two points of Arsenal thanks to Diogo Jota's brace and Mohamed Salah's superb solo goal.
Three weeks since the win at Wolves and multiple players on international meant the return to Premier League action for Jurgen Klopp's side.
The question of whether they could maintain momentum after almost a month off, on the back of two consecutive wins, was soon quashed within the opening half an hour as they flew out the blocks.
In the early kick-off, 10-man Chelsea were on the wrong end of a 2-5 defeat to Sam Allardyce's West Brom, the first defeat of Thomas Tuchel's tenure since he took over from club legend, Frank Lampard.
If results go Liverpool's way, by the time they kick-off against Real Madrid on Tuesday, they could remain in fifth within touching distance of the Blues.
However, they need West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur to drop points.
Despite dominating the first half, the Reds went in goalless setting up for a nervy second half.
But the Champions onslaught continued with Jota heading home four minutes after his introduction.
The Egyptian doubled Liverpool's lead within five minutes, breaching Gabriel's challenge before holding off the defender and firing through the legs of goalkeeper, Bernd Leno.
Gabriel was in the thick of it for the third too, his poor clearance was cut out by Trent Alexander-Arnold, Salah's pass split the Arsenal defender and the Portugal international fired home the third.
A well deserved three points with the Reds cruising to victory in the end against a pretty poor Arsenal.
Here is the match gallery as Liverpool continued their form in the capital.