Chelsea inch closer to title with win

Leighton Baines says Chelsea are an extremely well organised side and were just too good for Everton following their 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park

“He was running, making it really hard and winning headers.

Second-half goals from Dele Alli and Harry Kane ensured Spurs will finish above Arsenal in the table for the first time since 1995. Don't forget his injury in the knee after the game against City - but I am very pleased for the impact of Ake in (the Everton) game. He believes it could be a pivotal victory with regards to the title race.

Gary Cahill and Willian, late on, added to the goals to secure the win.

On paper Chelsea appear to have a smooth path to the title as, following the clash with lowly Middlesbrough they face West Bromwich Albion, Watford and relegated Sunderland. If we don't win against Middlesbrough (a week on Monday) then you lose this great win. "We must look step by step".

With just four matches left Chelsea remain firmly in the driving seat, but Conte is taking nothing for granted despite his and his players' celebrations with the travelling fans after the final whistle.

Schneiderlin signed for Everton from Manchester United in January and has since made 12 Premier League appearances, scoring one goal.

Garth Crooks has hailed Chelsea's Pedro as an "exceptional player" after the Spaniard's stunning goal gave his side the lead against Everton on Sunday. "They have that quality and, once they are ahead, they know how to kill the game". "But in 2015 we had good openings against Manchester City - it was great".

Arsenal are sixth, 17 points behind Spurs and in grave danger of missing out on the Champions League for the first time in under-pressure manager Arsene Wenger's 20-year reign.

Arsenal lie six points off the Champions League places, but have games in hand on fourth-place Manchester City and fifth-place Manchester United, both of whom also dropped points.

Stan Collymore fears Chelsea are the only Premier League side equipped to challenge in Europe next season.

"This feels massive", Cahill told broadcaster Sky Sports. "We are not happy with it but we don't compare ourselves to Spurs, we compare ourselves to where we want to be".

Swansea is two points from safety with three games to go.

The Italian has been a passionate figure on the touchline in every match this season pushing his team on and, according to Melchiot, the club's success is very much down to the drive and demands of their manager.

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