Chelsea closed in on the top four of the English Premier League (EPL) as their in-form striker Tammy Abraham scored his eighth league goal of the season on Sunday.
Concise News reports that this was after an excellent first-half performance helped them to a 4-1 win at struggling Southampton.
The result lifted Chelsea into fifth place on 14 points from eight games, behind fourth-placed Leicester on goal difference.
Abraham fired Chelsea ahead in the 17th minute as he latched on to a clever pass from Callum Hudson-Odoi and looped his shot over advancing keeper Angus Gunn.
The ball crossed the line before Maya Yoshida’s desperate clearance.
Mason Mount blasted the ball past Gunn in the 24th after taking a fine Willian pass in his stride before Danny Ings pulled one back for the Saints.
This was after he poked the ball in from close range after Yann Valery’s darting run.
More slack defending from the home side allowed Chelsea to restore their two-goal advantage shortly before halftime, when N’Golo Kante’s fierce shot from outside the penalty area took a deflection off Pierre Hojbjerg.
The pace dropped in the second half as Chelsea packed their midfield before late substitute Michy Batshuayi, who came on for Abraham, put the icing on the cake for the visitors with a clinical 89th-minute finish.
Luiz header sends unconvincing Arsenal third
Meanwhile, Arsenal moved up to third in the Premier League standings after David Luiz scored his first goal for the club in a nervy 1-0 win at home to Bournemouth on Sunday.
The game played at the Emirates Stadium saw the visitors missed a flurry of chances to level in the second half.
The former Chelsea defender darted across the area undetected to glance a Nicolas Pepe corner into the far corner to give Arsenal the lead in the ninth minute.
Arsenal’s record signing Pepe came close to doubling their lead with a shot that just missed the top corner while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also saw a shot from distance flash just wide in the first half.
Bournemouth, who were beaten 5-1 on their last trip to the Emirates Stadium, produced a cagey display in the first period, although they nearly equalised when Dominic Solanke narrowly missed the target with a header from a free kick.
They showed far more ambition in the second half while Arsenal lost focus but failed to take their chances, with Callum Wilson misplacing a pass in the area after rounding Bernd Leno and later seeing a shot tipped over by the German goalkeeper.
Wilson missed two further chances in the closing stages.
Steve Cook headed over from a corner as Arsenal somehow clung on for the victory, moving above Leicester City into third on 15 points, nine behind leaders Liverpool after eight games.
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