Chelsea supporters would have been hoping on Wednesday night that they could relax for the final few games of the season, but their closest title challengers Tottenham Hotspur got the result they needed to keep pressure on.
The Blues had a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League yesterday morning after overcoming Southampton 4-2 at Stamford Bridge the previous night.
It was Tottenham’s turn to respond when they took on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and a single goal from Christian Eriksen in the 78th minute was enough to cut the gap back down to four points.
With just five games left to play, Chelsea are in the driving seat, but they must get results against Everton, Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion, Watford and Sunderland if they want to keep Spurs at arms length.
After learning of Tottenham’s victory over Palace, understandably some fans were disappointed and are nervous about the run-in, while others are looking ahead to Sunday’s clash against Everton at Goodison Park.
— Seán Howlin (@SeanHowlin89) April 26, 2017
Very lucky win for the spuds tonight …gap back to 4 points that makes Sunday a even bigger game now still in our hands don't panic ???? #CFC
— tom clifford (@tomcfc4eva) April 26, 2017
Guess we need to do what we have been doing all season. Depend on ourselves for our successes. #CFC
— Gau (@ConteBeBothered) April 26, 2017
If you want to get something done, best to do it yourself. Bring on Everton. #CFC
— George Martin (@Martillo42) April 26, 2017
Next week's officially become a hassle. Everton away is going to be tough as hell. A loss and it could be down to ONE point… #CFC
— Ali Al Majid/McSpeed (@AliMcSpeed) April 26, 2017
That's it! One powerful strike outside the box did it for Spurs. Everton next for #cfc. Must win.
— Purview (@abdul_semi) April 26, 2017
— Tom Stannard (@tomstannard) April 26, 2017
Go to goodison and get a result? I've slated Barkley, half of us have skated Lukaku, you know what's coming Sunday don't you!! #cfc
— 50 Shades Of Blue (@browney2584) April 26, 2017
— Black Stallion (@SirBongz) April 26, 2017