Unstoppable Chelsea edges closer to EPL title

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Chelsea Football Cub is now three matches away from being crowned the 2016/17 season English Premier League champions.

The Blues maintained their pursuit for the title they last clinched two years ago by thrashing Everton 3-0 on Sunday to keep their four points cushion at the helm.

After a barren draw in the first half, Chelsea came knocking after the restart and their efforts paid off when Pedro smashed a screamer at the roof of the net just inches outside the box.

It’s the strike that intrigued Everton to move forward for an equalizer opening up for Chelsea who continued their damage through Garry Cahill and Willian with a goal apiece to put the tie beyond Everton’s reach.

Meanwhile, Harambee Stars’ captain Victor Wanyama’s Tottenham maintained the pressure on Chelsea with a 2-0 win over Arsenal thanks to goals form Dele Alli and Harry Cane.

With the results, Chelsea will be crowned the Premier League Champions should they win three of the remaining four matches while victory in all matches will guarantee Tottenham a second place finish.

Elsewhere, the race for top four got even interesting after the two Manchester clubs failed to pick maximum points in their respective matches.

Kings of draws Manchester United took their tally to 13 this season after they were held 1-1 at home by relegation threatened Swansea before their neighbors Manchester City settled for a two all draw to another relegation bound side Middlesbrough.

As Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola stated, the fight for the top four places in the Premier League will go to the wire with four clubs in hunt for the two Champions League slots.

Liverpool who travel to Watford on Monday night sits third on 66 points, same with fourth placed Manchester City while Manchester United are one point a drift at fifth.

Arsenal, who has a game in hand are sixth, five points shy of Manchester United with the two clubs set to go head on, on Sunday in their next fixture.

However unlike their rivals, United can fail to finish among the first four clubs but still book a ticket for European football next season should they win Europa League in which they are due to tackle Spanish side Cetla Vigo on Thursday.