Chelsea restored their 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League table courtesy of a 2-1 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium this evening.
Goals either side of half time from Eden Hazard and Diego Costa saw the log leaders take control of the contest, with the Hammers only able to score a stoppage-time Manuel Lanzini consolation in reply.
Wins for Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City on Sunday had cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table to seven points ahead of their first ever league trip to the London Stadium – one of only four grounds at which Chelsea have lost across all competitions this season, with all of them being in London.
It was Chelsea’s 18th victory from their last 21 league games and take another step closer to the Premier League title.
West Ham, meanwhile, remain in the bottom half of the table and have now lost more Premier League matches at the London Stadium than they have won this season.