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PL Matchweek 24 roundup: Chelsea beats Arsenal at home

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The top liner of matchweek 24 saw Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the lunchtime kickoff.

Chelsea went into the game nine points clear of their London rivals and was looking to extend their lead between them and Arsenal.

Chelsea started with just a change to the lineup that drew at Anfield on Tuesday as Pedro replaced Willian. Arsenal went with the same lineup that lost to Watford in matchweek 23.

Chelsea took the lead after Diego Costa has hit the post with a header before Marco Alonso pounced on the lose ball to give the Blues a lead. Chelsea could have gone two up but the game ended 0-0 after halftime.

Chelsea started on the front foot in the second half and via the brilliance of Eden Hazard, the Belgian scored a second after dancing his way through and scoring with aplomb.

Chelsea secured the three points as Petr Cech kicked the ball onto the path of substitute Cesc Fabregas who scored a deftly goal with his side of his boot to give Chelsea a 3-0 lead going into the final stage of the game.

Olivier Giroud had the final say in the game scoring with a header after a cross was put in by Nacho Monreal but turned out to be a consolation.

Diego Costa couldn’t score despite having so many chances in his path. Hazard was duly voted the man of the match and it was all joy for Antonio Conte who was please his boys had one over a title rival.

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