Cahill Scores Winner For Chelsea, Blues Believe Premiership Is Theirs

Doyle BarkerMar 19, 2017

Chelsea moved 13 points clear at the top of the table and this season's Premier League title race is done and dusted.

It was Willian who opened the scoring for the Blues early in the first-half.

Gary Cahill then shoved Jon Walters to the ground and the referee pointed to the spot.

Gary Cahill scored a victor in the 87th minute to win the game 2-1 for Chelsea against Stoke City. Without the ball I think he is incredible.

The Blues thrashed the Potters 4-2 at Stamford Bridge earlier on in the season and go into the game unbeaten in 11 matches.

"But I'm not anxious about this because Eden is very strong physically, and he's showed me he's able to play in this league".

Stoke thought they had levelled through Bruno Martins Indi's header, but it was ruled out for Saido Berahino's push on Pedro.

Chelsea have signed only four players since Conte was appointed 12 months ago, and only one of those, N'Golo Kante, was specifically requested by the manager, a point he is understood to have made forcibly in recent discussions with the club about transfer plans for next season. The Chelsea striker threatened to boil over nearly from kick-off and Antonio Conte was going to have a keep a close watch on his hot-headed hitman, with a view to getting him out of harm's way if things got out of hand.

Phil Bardsley was sent off in the closing stages for a second yellow card.

The visitors threw wave after wave at the Stoke defence in their attempts to find a winning goal, but Grant denied both Nemanja Matic and Pedro before the hosts began to fight back with their best spell of the second half.

SHughes' side have only one victory against Chelsea at home in 17 attempts in the Premier League and, to make their task even harder, they will be without the injured Jack Butland.

Conte added: "For sure [it was] an important win against a strong team - it's not easy at this point of the season to come here to play in Stoke against a strong team also with a good quality and a good tactical organisation".

Stoke return to action today to take on a Chelsea side flying high at the top of the Premier League.

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