Chelsea’s hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League were boosted with victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
Olivier Giroud expertly headed in Victor Moses’ cross in the first half after Liverpool had dominated possession and failed to capitalise.
Eden Hazard came close after the break before Marcos Alonso’s powerful volley flew dangerously past the post.
Chelsea remain in fifth but move within three points of third-placed Liverpool.
With two games remaining to Liverpool’s one, Chelsea can put pressure on the Champions League finalists with victory against Huddersfield on Wednesday, although given their superior goal difference the Reds would almost certainly ensure a top-four finish with victory at home to Brighton on the final day.
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