Moses instrumental in Chelsea's humbling of Southampton

A second-half brace from Diego Costa added to Eden Hazard's opener and Cahill's headed second to move the Blues seven points clear of Tottenham at the summit. Against United we lost three points and then we had to prepare a semi-final against Tottenham and then another tough game in the league.

"The most important thing is to look at ourselves, tonight was a big win for us".

Second placed Tottenham are four points behind Chelsea, but the leaders can extend the gap to seven if they beat Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday before Pochettino's men travel to in-form Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The Blues are now favourites to take the EPL title and the FA Cup double following their 4-2 semi-final defeat of Spurs. They showed me great desire to win this game. He scored a really important goal for us.

Forster spread himself to deny Kante on the counter before Conte called on Terry for the final four minutes for his first appearance since the FA Cup win at Wolves in February.

"My choice was right for the game against Tottenham and the game today".

Spain worldwide Diego Costa scored twice in the second half to secure three points for the Premier League leaders in spite of Ryan Bertrand's late consolation. It's normal at this part of the season to have someone who wants to put problems in your team, to create also disorder, but we must be stronger than this speculation.

The game opened as the first half progressed and Nemanja Matic was next to try his luck, the FA Cup hero from Saturday blazing just wide of Forster's net from 18 yards out following a goalmouth scramble.

"If we are able to take the right player to improve this squad and to continue to work with these players, we can improve for sure", said Conte.

Gary Cahill on Chelsea's title hopes: "It feels like a massive step, to be honest".

They face a thorny trip to Everton this weekend and have now gone 11 league games without a clean sheet - their longest run since 1996 - but the finishing line is just five games away.

Aresenal continued their victory in the Premiership after winning a 4-1 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge at the end of the 34th round of the English Premier League.

Jose Mourinho's United bought Paul Pogba for a world record fee of £89million and Pep Guardiola's City made big outlays on players including £50m defender John Stones. He recovers the ball so well and is a technical player.

"Honestly I don't know".

Puel's team are industrious and imaginative, with pace going forward, and they will trouble all three of their Champions League-chasing opponents.

  • Julie Sanders