Chelsea owes its nineteenth victory this season to French international striker Olivier Giroud, who scored the only goal (45 + 3), raising his score to six goals this season.
Chelsea compensated for the severe loss to Sheffield United by three clean in the last stage, to strengthen its position in third place with 60 points and raised its chances of ending the season between the four big and ensure participation in the Champions League next season just two stages before the end of the league.
Chelsea advanced temporarily by four points against its direct pursuers Leicester City and Manchester United, who play Thursday, where the first will host Sheffield United “seventh”, and the second will be a guest of Crystal Palace “fourteenth”.
On the other hand, Norwich City suffered its eighth consecutive loss and 25th this season, freezing its score at 21 points in the last position to leave the First Division.
Chelsea achieved the most important and regained the victories in a timely manner, as he will meet Manchester United next Sunday in the semi-final of the FA Cup, before he visits Liverpool next Wednesday in the penultimate stage of the Premier League who will conclude at home by hosting Wolverhampton in 26 of this. the month.
It is noteworthy that Chelsea reached the final price of the old continental cup competition this season, as it lost to its Bayern Munich team 0-3 back in London, and will visit the Bavarian club back on the eighth of next month.
Chelsea dominated the game from the start, but waited until the third minute of stoppage time in the first half to turn his attack into a goal scored by French international Olivier Giroud with a header from close range after a cross pass from American international Christian Polisic.
The London club continued to dominate him in the second half, but without succeeding in shaking the Dutch international goalkeeper Tim Kroll.
The stage will be completed on Wednesday with Manchester City meetings with Bournemouth, Newcastle United with Tottenham, Burnley with Wolverhampton, Arsenal with Liverpool, and Thursday with two other meetings between Everton with Aston Villa, and Southampton with Brighton, to be concluded on Friday with West Ham United with Watford.