First-half goals from Diego Costa and Eden Hazard did the damage for Chelsea against West Bromwich Albion, with Jose Mourinho’s side opening up a seven-point lead at the summit, reports BBC
It was Costa who opened the scoring after 10 minutes. The Brazilian-born Spanish international volleyed home early in the first-half to get Chelsea on their way. Eden Hazard then doubled the Blues to make matters worse for Alan Irvine’s men.
West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob was sent off for a reckless tackle inside of 30 minutes, which made the visitors’ job almost impossible. Chelsea were comfortable in the first-half, with 10-men Albion causing little trouble.
The second-half saw little change, but Chelsea couldn’t improve on their two-goal lead. Mourinho’s side saw the game out to go seven points clear at the top.
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