Chelsea Football Club are three wins away from becoming champions of this season’s Premier League after a fantastic performance put up by the blues as three second-half goals overcame Everton at Goodison Park.
Pedro’s 25-yard stunner, Gary Cahill’s close-range finish and Willian’s tap-in moved Antonio Conte’s side seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who face Arsenal later on Sunday.
The first half was drab but the champions in waiting had to be patient, with Pedro’s left-footed, long-range strike not coming until the 66th minute.
Cahill sealed the win when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Eden Hazard’s free-kick onto the onrushing defender, before Willian slotted home from Cesc Fabregas’ cutback.
Everton had started brightly in a game that opened at breakneck speed, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin coming closest to scoring when he struck the post from a tight angle.
In other games, Manchester City’s draw at Middlesbrough means Ronald Koeman’s side, in seventh, are eight points adrift of the top four with three games left, while Manchester United failed to take maximum points against Swansea after taking the lead from the spot through Wayne Rooney.