Marcos Alonso’s first two-goal haul and Pedro’s fourth goal in four games put the Blues back on the winning track in the Premier League.
With title rivals Tottenham and Arsenal having both won 4-0 earlier in the day, and with our players knowing a good result in this tea-time kick-off would turn up the heat on the Manchester clubs and Liverpool tomorrow, there was plenty of pressure on the league leaders ahead of this game.
Alonso eased the tension with a fine strike early on and if the rest of the first half was not entirely convincing, the second half was with Alonso the man to double the lead not far into it, and Pedro nodding in the reassuring third, his seventh of the campaign.
Meanwhile, the Victor Moses was in full time action for Chelsea, new signing Wilfred Ndidi was also in full time action, while Ahmed Musa was replaced by Demarai Gray in the 71st minute.
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