Chelsea received the battle with Leicester for management over their top-four future and avenged the FA Cup closing with an enormous 2-1 victory on Tuesday.
In entrance of 8,000 returning followers at Stamford Bridge, the Blues leapfrogged the Foxes into third due to targets from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho as Timo Werner and VAR took centre-stage.
Kelechi Iheanacho pulled one again to make sure a tense end, however it will likely be Chelsea who head into the ultimate day in command of Champions League qualification.
Leicester, in the meantime, are simply three factors forward of fifth-place Liverpool, who’ve a superior purpose distinction and a recreation in hand, making the Reds favourites to complete fourth.
The defeat sends Leicester crashing again all the way down to earth after their FA Cup closing conquer Chelsea on Saturday – and there was loads of VAR drama on this one, too.
Werner had two targets appropriately dominated out within the first-half, one for offside and one other for handball, however was denied a penalty regardless of a transparent foul from Youri Tielemans.
Chelsea lastly had one thing to indicate for his or her dominance within the second-half when a nook fell onto the thigh of Rudiger, after which Werner’s fortunes modified.
VAR dominated in his favour after a foul from Wesley Fofana, initially given outdoors the field, was deemed to have occurred inside.
Jorginho tucked away the ensuing penalty in his normal ice-cool model, sitting Kasper Schmeichel down earlier than sending the ball the opposite means.
Leicester hardly threatened the Chelsea purpose till Mateo Kovacic gave the ball away with 15 minutes to go and Iheanacho punished him with a tidy end.
And all of the Blues’ exhausting work was so practically undone within the 90th minute when Ayoze Perez smashed an excellent likelihood over the crossbar.
There was no love misplaced between the 2 groups after the cup closing on Saturday, and a large brawl involving each benches broke out in stoppage time.
However whereas it appears unusual to award a ‘final chuckle’ after a Premier League fixture to atone for an FA Cup closing defeat – it can definitely really feel like that for these inside Stamford Bridge.