Chelsea beat Leicester City to boost their Champions League hopes – leaving the Foxes at risk of missing out.
Just three days after Leicester beat Chelsea 1-0 in the FA Cup final, Chelsea got some measure of revenge for winning thanks to Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho’s goals in front of 8,000 fans.
Kelechi Iheanacho gave the Foxes hope, but they didn’t create enough opportunities to earn anything from the game.
Chelsea’s win takes them to third at the table, while Liverpool could push Leicester to fifth if they win at Burnley on Wednesday.
There was no doubt that Thomas Tuchel’s squad deserved their victory as Rudiger came home from a close angle.
Jorginho put the game beyond question with a penalty after Wesley Fofana cut Timo Werner.
They had been unlucky not to lead at half time, as Werner rejected a controversial penalty appeal and two goals were disallowed.
Iheanacho’s goal after good pressure from Wilfred Ndidi was not enough for Leicester, who now has to score at least three goals against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day or hopes that Liverpool will drop points.
There was a late showdown, involving most players and the banks as well – with Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira and unused substitute Daniel Amartey booked.