The Blues increase their margin to 7 points with a 4-2 win against Southampton yesterday. Antonio Conte’s men were out to prove their salt as the leaders on the log.
Diego Costa,Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas were back on the starting XI after starting on the bench during the weekend against Tottenham Hotspurs. These changes paid up as Eden Hazard put the blues ahead with a low shot after five minutes.
Former Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu found the target with an equaliser for Saints before Gary Cahill headed the title pace-setters back in front right on half-time.
Diego Costa proved why he is the main man upfront for Chelsea with a header early in the second half before scoring his second with a low shot late on.
Another former Chelsea man Ryan Bertrand scored in the dying seconds but Chelsea had already secured a win and now Spurs must step up later tonight as they face in-form Crystal Palace.