Chelsea moved up seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. They broke the club record of 12 straight Premier League wins.
Chelsea were missing two key players during the match, Striker Diego Costa and midfielder N’Golo Kante which were both suspended.
Without Costa on the front lines, Conte sent out Hazard, Willian and Pedro which proved to be an effective combination. But Michy Batshuayi was left on the bench again, Conte explains:
“This is the first time we played without a real forward,” Chelsea manager Conte explained.
“We tried this in training and I think for us at the moment this situation is the best, but I don’t forget Michy because he is a young player with great talent. He is adapting to this league and its football. In the future, I trust in him.”
- Pedro (24′minutes),
- Hazard (49′minutes pen),
- Cook (90’+3minutes og)
Liverpool can reduce Chelsea’s lead to six points if they beat Stoke on Tuesday.