Chelsea made Olivier Giroud’s goal just past the half-hour mark count, hanging on to the slim 1-0 lead in the second-half and collecting all three points.
Chelsea in fact played much better in the second half than in the first but were unable to add to the lead. Rudiger did have the ball in the back of the net, but it was rightly ruled out for offside. More importantly, the Blues kept Salah ultra-quiet (even got booked for a dive!) and in general controlled Liverpool’s much vaunted front three.
With the win, Chelsea are back in the thick of the action for the top four. Three points behind Liverpool with a game-in-hand, two points behind Spurs with two to play for both!
It’s going to be an exciting final week to the season!
- Next up: Huddersfield on Wednesday at home
- Liverpool’s remaining game: Brighton (H)
- Spurs’ remaining games: Newcastle (H), Leicester (H)
- Chelsea’s remaining games: Huddersfield (H), Newcastle (A)