EPL: Chelsea extend lead, Hull, Watford draw as Everton continue unbeaten

EPL: Chelsea extend lead, Hull, Watford draw as Everton continue unbeaten

Chelsea stretched their lead at the top of the English Premier League table after beating Swansea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

A goal each from Cesc Fabregas, Pedro Rodriguez and Diego Costa, made sure of the points for Chelsea, while Spanish forward Fernando Llorente got Swansea’s only goal, meaning all the goals were scored by Spaniards.

Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance by firing the Blues ahead in the 19th minute, before the hosts were stunned when Swansea equalised from Fernando Llorente’s heading in of Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick.

Pedro’s curling effort in the 72nd minute restored the lead for the Blues and Diego Costa netted the third from close range.

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Everton also stretched their unbeaten league run to nine games with 2-0 victory over bottom club Sunderland at Goodison Park.

Goals from Idrissa Gueye and R Lukaku gave the home side the deserved win.

West Brom came from behind to inflict a fourth straight Premier League defeat on struggling Bournemouth, as they won 2-1 at The Hawthorns.

Hull were held to a 1-1 draw by Burnley, same as Watford and Westham, while Crystal Palace took all three points at home.

Full results of Premier League ties for Saturday:

Chelsea 3 – 1 Swansea City
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Middlesbrough
Everton 2 – 0 Sunderland
Hull City 1 – 1 Burnley
West Bromwich Albion 2 – 1 Bournemouth
Watford 1-1 West Ham

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