Chelsea inch closer to title with win

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 May 2017 09:53:52


CHELSEA took a major step towards the Premier League title with an impressive 3-0 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
A brilliant strike from Pedro in the 66th minute broke the deadlock and then goals from skipper Gary Cahill and substitute Willian made sure of the three points for Antonio Conte's side.

With four games to play, Chelsea are now seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham, who take on Arsenal in their North London derby later. The four remaining fixtures look straightforward -- Chelsea are at home to Middlesbrough, at West Brom and then at home to Watford and relegated Sunderland and it would take an unlikely series of upsets to stop the West London club from winning their second title in three seasons.

“It feels massive, we did what we need to do and it is a great victory, we knew this was like a final,” Cahill told Sky Sports.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman had no doubt his team had lost to the team who will win the title. “It is really tough to beat Chelsea. They showed today their belief and their quality. They will be champions,” he said.

If Chelsea were going to slip up late in their title bid then surely it was the trip to Goodison Park to face a seventh-placed Everton who had lost just once at home all season which presented the biggest danger. There was no sign of a wobble from the Londoners, however, and they came through this test with barely a hint of nerves.