Chelsea increased their lead at the top of the Premier League table to a sizeable 11 points after the Blues secured a deserved but hard-fought win against Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte started Cesc Fabregas in midfield and the Spaniard, making his 300th Premier League appearance, was central to the Blues’ win.
The former Arsenal man opened the scoring on 19 minutes, firing through the legs of Jack Cork.
However, just before the break, Swansea drew level against the run of play, with Fernando Llorente planting a superb header past Thibaut Courtois in the Chelsea goal.
After the break, Paul Clement’s side were then somewhat unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Cezar Azpilicueta handled in the box.
Chelsea pushed for a second goal, with Fabregas hitting the frame of the goal.
However, the Blues eventually went ahead again on 72 minutes, via a curling effort from the impressive Pedro. Although Lukas Fabianski in the Swans’ goal should’ve done much better.
Diego Costa then volleyed home after great work from Eden Hazard as Chelsea wrapped up yet another three points.
The victory sees Conte and co. move ever closer to a league title, while Swansea boss Clement can be somewhat satisfied by a decent display from his side, despite the defeat.