• Chelsea go 11 points clear at the top with 12 games remaining after beating Swansea.
  • Crystal Palace out of bottom three after first league win under Sam Allardyce.
  • Bournemouth suffer fourth straight league defeat to West Brom.
  • Hull held by 10-man Burnley after Michael Keane equaliser.
  • Romelu Lukaku becomes joint-highest Everton goalscorer in Sunderland win.
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Well that brings an end to our coverage of today's Premier League games. We're back tomorrow with coverage of Tottenham vs Stoke and the EFL Cup final between Southampton and Manchester United from Wembley. But until then, it's goodbye.


Meanwhile, at Aston Villa....


Full time across the country. Wins for Chelsea who go 11 points clear, Crystal Palace who are out of the bottom three, Everton who beat former boss Sunderland and West Brom who overcome Middlesbrough. Hull and Burnley play out a stalemate meanwhile which ends with Ashley Barnes being sent off.


Still playing at The Hawthorns, where Tyrone Mings' header has been kept out by Ben Foster in stoppage time.


Red card: Ashley Barnes (Burnley)


Full time: Chelsea 3-1 Swansea


Stunning from Romelu Lukaku.


GOAL! Chelsea 3-1 Swansea (Diego Costa)

Job done for the leaders who are going 11 points clear. Diego Costa ends his four-game run without a goal by hammering home Hazard's cross. Swansea are done now.


Michael Keane does the business for Burnley at Hull.

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GOAL! Everton 2-0 Sunderland (Romelu Lukaku)


GOAL! Hull 1-1 Burnley (Michael Keane)


GOAL! Hull City 1-0 Burnley (Tom Huddlestone)


GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Swansea (Pedro)

I mentioned earlier that Fabianski might have to be at his best today, and the Pole drops a clanger to help Chelsea take the lead. Pedro shoots from range after a mazy run and Fabianski gets across but allows the shot to squirm through him. Awful stuff.


Should Swansea have a penalty? Sigurdsson goes to lift the ball over Azpilcueta, and it appears to clearly strike the hand of the Spaniard. Referee Neil Swarbrick, who has never officiated in a Swansea win, waves away the appeals.


Bit of a lull at the start of this second half. Swansea digging in and proving a tough nut to crack. Can Chelsea break through?



Fabregas arrives on cue at the edge of the box, but clatters the crossbar with Fabianski beaten.


Chance for Swansea to exert some pressure from a free-kick from a similar position that yielded the goal. But Gylfi Sigurdsson wastes it, floating the ball all the way out and behind for a goal-kick. A complete waste.


Fabianski into the action straight away as Hazard strikes goalwards, but the Swansea stopper tips the ball away. The Pole will need to be at his very best in this second half, you feel.


Back underway across the country. Few more goals, please. Just six in our five games, so far.


The message from the newly-retired Frank Lampard at half time.


Idrissa Gueye's first Everton goal has put the home side ahead over Sunderland.

Idrissa Gueye
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Frank Lampard being paraded around Stamford Bridge at half time. Getting a huge ovation from the Chelsea fans. And rightly so, their best ever player for me.


Half time across the country and a few goals to speak of. The main story comes from Stamford Bridge where leaders Chelsea are level with Swansea, after Fernando Llorente's late header.

West Brom meanwhile have turned the game around to lead Bournemouth, while David Moyes' return to Everton sees his Sunderland side behind at Goodison Park.


GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Swansea (Fernando Llorente)

What a stunner. Swanses level in first half stoppage time as Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick finds Fernando Llorente, who almost signed for the Blues in the summer, and he heads beyond Courtois. Chelsea have dominated the game but they have been pegged back at a crucial time.