Chelsea boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Champions League with a 1-0 win over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Olivier Giroud’s 32nd minute goal was enough to give the Blues a victory in the English Premier League which moves them two points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur and three points behind the Reds.
It ensures that the battle for the top four will go into the final two games of the season.
Fans were delighted with the result and performance against the Champions League finalists, paying particular tribute to the likes of defender Gary Cahill for keeping attacking talents like Mohamed Salah quiet all afternoon.
Salah has scored an incredible 42 goals this season but couldn’t find the back of the net in the face of top-tier defending from the home side.
Cahill has received a fair amount of criticism this season for under-par performances so fans were happy to pay him special praise for his Sunday display.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Cahill had Salah in his back pocket⚽️💙
— Oliver Tolchard (@olivertolchard2) May 6, 2018
Mo Salah who is one of the best players in Europe at the moment had to dive because he is getting pocketed by the one and only Gary Cahill
— . (@OfficialCheIs) May 6, 2018
Gary Cahill emptying his pockets tonight
— Don Antonio (@AussieChels30) May 6, 2018
Gary Cahill and Bakayoko have a BRILLIANT game and Mr. Salah has a crappy game. Football is unpredictable indeed. 😂 #CHELIV
— Neil (@Blueay26) May 6, 2018
Take this back, big-time! Cahill was absolutely brilliant, and Bakayoko and Alonso had great games too. Fantastic result, GET IN THERE! #CFC
— Venkatesh Iyer (@venkateshiyer8) May 6, 2018
Big win that. Said before the game Cahill would be key and credit where it’s due, he’s been superb of late. Not lost since he’s come back in. Bakayoko as well had his best game in about 9 months. Happy with that. It’s still on!
— Ben (@TheRebuck) May 6, 2018
Gary Cahill pocketed Mo Salah. What a time to be alive 😃 #CFC
— Bruno Khanyile (@BrunoKhanyile) May 6, 2018
— Olivia Buzaglo (@OliviaBuzaglo) May 6, 2018
— God Pikin (@Aryhorblueblood) May 6, 2018