By: Olajide Toriola
Two goals from Eden Hazard saw Chelsea maintain their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League with an important 2-1 victory against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea slipped to an unexpected defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday, allowing Tottenham to move within seven points of them, but this win saw Antonio Conte’s side stop their advantage at the top being reduced further following Spurs’ late heroics in winning 3-1 against Swansea.
Hazard put Chelsea ahead from Cesar Azpilicueta’s pull back on 10 minutes, only for Sergio Aguero to seize upon an error from Thibaut Courtois to level for City on 26 minutes.
Hazard saw a 35th-minute penalty saved by Willy Caballero but reacted quickly to score the rebound, a goal that was enough to seal the points.
That result leaves Man City fourth and four points ahead of Arsenal, who have a game in hand.