Chelsea win holds off rampant Man United in race for Premier League prime 4

– Chelsea bounce again –

Chelsea shrugged off a shock Three-2 defeat at West Ham in midweek with a routine win at Stamford Bridge.

Olivier Giroud was recalled up entrance and repaid Frank Lampard with a sensible end to interrupt the impasse earlier than Willian’s penalty made it 2-Zero earlier than half-time.

Ross Barkley added the third in stoppage time to maneuver Chelsea again two factors forward of fifth-placed United.

“We would have liked a outcome after the final recreation,” stated Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic. “I feel there was an additional little bit of vitality due to that loss, we wished to show some extent.”

A 3rd defeat in 4 video games for the reason that restart leaves Watford nonetheless only one level above Bournemouth and Aston Villa within the battle to beat the drop.

Arsenal stored their hopes of European soccer subsequent season alive by ending Wolves’ eight-game unbeaten run in spectacular trend to maneuver as much as seventh.

Bukayo Saka celebrated signing a brand new long-term deal this week by hooking within the opener simply earlier than half-time and Alexandre Lacazette got here off the bench to seal all three factors for Mikel Arteta’s males 4 minutes from time.

“Each recreation you don’t have any margin for error, we all know that we attempt to win each recreation,” stated Arteta of Arsenal’s top-four probabilities.

Defeat leaves Wolves 5 factors behind Chelsea.