Full-time: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

  • Chelsea take a big step towards their fifth top-flight title with a pivotal if somewhat nervy victory at Stamford Bridge
  • Eden Hazard's early strike deflects off Vincent Kompany and past the hapless Willy Caballero
  • Sergio Aguero gifted the equaliser after some awful goalkeeping by Thibaut Courtois
  • Caballero saves Hazard's penalty after Pedro is brought down by Fernandinho, but the Belgian reacts fastest to slot home the rebound
  • City dominate the second half but are unable to find another equaliser, with Kompany clipping the crossbar and John Stones wasting a glorious chance in stoppage time
  • This result coupled with Tottenham's remarkable late comeback win in South Wales means that Chelsea's title lead remains at seven points with eight games left to play
  • Pep Guardiola's side stay fourth, two points behind Liverpool and four clear of Arsenal
  • Elsewhere: Swansea 1-3 Tottenham, Liverpool 2-2 Bournemouth
Conte confident Chelsea are still on track for title Reuters

That is all for this particular live blog, but stay tuned to IBTimes UK for post-match reaction from Stamford Bridge and around the Premier League.

Goodbye for now.


Full-time: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

A crucial, nail-biting win for Chelsea, who, thanks to Hazard's first-half brace, take a big step towards their fifth top-flight crown. Their lead over nearest challengers Tottenham remains at seven points with eight games remaining.

City had so much of the ball in that second half but did not create nearly enough chances. They stay fourth, two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand.

Arsenal, who have played one game less, rise above Manchester United and back to fifth courtesy of a superior goal difference. They are four points adrift of Guardiola's men, whose very faint title hopes have surely now been firmly extinguished.


Kante picks up a yellow card in the dying seconds. Chelsea look to have survived...


What a chance for City to claim a point at the death and dent Chelsea's title bid. A corner from the right deflects into the path of Stones, who sends a volley spinning over the crossbar.

Conte is livid with his defence.


Nolito floats an excellent cross to the back post and Courtois deflects Aguero's effort behind with his knee.


Just three minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official.


Double goalscorer Hazard's race is run. Conte introduces Ruben Loftus-Cheek with his final change.


Josh King equalises for Bournemouth on Merseyside! 2-2 there.


Substitute Willian wins a corner for Chelsea and Fernandinho does just enough to contain Cahill, who looked to have a free run at that header.


Guardiola's second change sees Nolito replace Sane. Five minutes plus stoppage time remaining for City to find an equaliser.


It's all over at Swansea, where Tottenham scored three goals in six minutes to keep their title hopes alive.

Here is a quick round-up of those full-time results:

Arsenal 3-0 West Ham

Hull 4-2 Middlesbrough

Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace

Swansea 1-3 Tottenham

Still playing at Anfield, where Liverpool currently lead Bournemouth 2-1.


An ill-advised lunge from Kompany on Belgium teammate Hazard rightly earns the City skipper a caution.


Christian Eriksen has notched another goal for Spurs deep into added time. What a dramatic comeback.


Aguero shoots wide from an impossibly tight angle after Luiz gets his head to another City corner.

Conte sends on Willian in place of Fabregas.


With almost 80 minutes on the clock, Guardiola looks to his bench for the first time tonight. De Bruyne makes way for Sterling.


Heung Min-Son completes a remarkable late Spurs turnaround at the Liberty Stadium.

If both results stay the same, then Chelsea's lead at the top of the table will stay at seven points with eight games left to play.


Searching for his hat-trick, Hazard shoots over after Pedro's pull-back evades Fabregas.


Dele Alli taps home an 88th-minute equaliser for Tottenham at Swansea. Chelsea fans begin to grow restless as City continue to dominate possession.


Costa is knocked down by Kompany and Luiz fires a free-kick straight into the wall. Under 20 minutes remaining in West London.


De Bruyne releases Silva, whose low cross from the byline reaches Aguero. However, the impressive Cahill does not give up an inch and yet another City corner comes to nothing.


Chelsea embark upon a rare foray forward. Pedro whips in a low shot that is held by Caballero.


De Bruyne's latest corner is nodded away by Luiz and Courtois confidently claims a Delph cross intended for Kompany.

City have dominated long stretches of this second half but have nothing to show for it.


Silva wins a corner off Kante and Stones soars above Matic to head straight at Courtois.

That was a real chance.


Guardiola and Conte exchange words on the touchline after Mike Dean somehow awards a Chelsea free-kick following a collision between international teammates Silva and Pedro.

That certainly looked like the wrong decision.

Pep Guardiola