Cahill moves Chelsea nearer title

18 March 2017 14:31:22 EST

A late Gary Cahill goal gave Chelsea victory 2-1 at Stoke and moved them 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Willian had given Chelsea a first-half lead but they were pegged back by Mark Hughes's side, Jon Walters scoring from the penalty spot after Cahill was adjudged to have pushed the striker in the area.

That brought the scores level which remained the case until just three minutes from time when a Willian corner wasn't cleared by the home defence and Cahill was on hand to force the ball home.

The victory means that the champions elect, 13 points clear with just 10 games remaining, have won 20 of their past 23 matches in all competitions and, as well as seemingly cruising to the Premier League title, they are edging nearer a league and cup double.

The Blues beat Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final earlier in the week and now face Tottenham for a place in the final.

Chelsea are 1/3 to win the FA Cup with Spurs 1212/1.

Antonio Conte's team face Crystal Palace in their next game, after the international break on 1st April. Chelsea are 1/3 for another victory with Palace 10/1 and the draw priced at 9/2.

Elsewhere in the Premier League on Saturday, Everton climbed into the top six after a 4-0 victory over Hull, a result that keeps Marco Silva's side in the relegation zone.

However Crystal Palace and Leicester forced wins over Watford and West Ham respectively to move nearer safety.

Palace now have a four-point cushion over third bottom Hull while Leicester are two points better off as Craig Shakespeare continued his winning start as Foxes boss after replacing Claudio Ranieri.

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