Chelsea increased their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points courtesy of a 4-2 victory over Southampton at Stamford Bridge last night.

The hosts took the lead after just five minutes through the returning Eden Hazard, but Southampton were behind for less than 20 minutes before Oriol Romeu levelled things up to add another twist in the title race.

Gary Cahill ‘s goal right on the stroke of half time sent Chelsea into the break ahead, and a second-half brace from
Diego Costa – including his 50th goal in the Premier League – ensured that the Blues would pile the pressure back on Tottenham Hotspur.

Ryan Bertrand added a stoppage-time consolation for the visitors, but it was too little too late for the Saints and all eyes on the title race will now turn to Selhurst Park, where Tottenham take on in-form Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.

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