Bruno Martins Indi's early equalizer in the second half inspired a strong Chelsea response, and Chelsea were back in the lead 10 minutes later through Willian. And then Stoke scored again. And then Chelsea were back in the lead a minute later. Things settled down after that and Costa added the insurance goal in the final 10 minutes.
Another win, 13 in a row to match the Premier League single season record. Tenth win in a row in all competitions for Chelsea, a new club record.
Top of the league, having a laugh.
- Fabregas reaches an assist milestone with two today, becoming the 4th player in Premier League history with 100 after Giggs, Lampard, and Rooney.
- Conte switched to Matić for the final 15-20. Then put on Ivanović for the final 10 as well to lock things down. Chalobah was the final piece of the subs puzzle, replacing Willian.
- Costa with his league-leading 14th of the season.
- Nine point lead, temporarily will be reduced to 6, 7, or 8 depending on the outcome of the Liverpool vs. Man City game later today.
- No yellows for Matić or David Luiz, so everyone's available for Spurs on Wednesday.
- HAPPY NEW YEAR! KTBFFH.