Chelsea are 13 points clear at the top of Premier League table after beating Stoke City in a narrow and tough game at Britannia Stadium.
Antonio Conte’s side got the lead thanks to Willian‘s cheeky free-kick after only 13’, but Potters bounced back leveling the game from a penalty, after Cahill shoved Walters who scored from the spot.
Chelsea dominated the whole second half despite Mark Hughes‘ men produced some counter-attacks piling pressure on. Marcos Alonso hit the crossbar from a free-kick, while Stoke City’s goalkeeper Grant saved his side in several chances.
Then Blues’ captain Gary Cahill scored from a corner with only 5′ left to go: David Luiz tried to score first but Erik Pieters’ clearance fell straight to Cahill, who did not miss the chance.
Both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Diego Costa went close to scoring before Stoke City’s defender Phil Bardsley was shown a red card for a late tackle on Fabregas, who came off the bench for Victor Moses as Antonio Conte switched from a 3-4-2-1 system to a 4-3-3 formation.
Chelsea are now ever closer to the Premier League title.
Antonio Conte is giving the Chelsea fans a lot of love on his way off the pitch. They're enjoying themselves and rightly so! #STKCHE
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 18, 2017