Chelsea would be worthy champions, admits Koeman

Posted May 01, 2017

Chelsea moved seven points ahead of Tottenham, which was hosting Arsenal later Sunday.

A sustained period of Chelsea pressure pushed Everton deep into their own penalty area and when the ball was worked to Pedro, the Spanish winger uncorked a fierce 20-yard strike that flashed into the roof of the net for his first goal since February.

A brilliant strike from Pedro in the 66th minute broke the deadlock and then goals from skipper Gary Cahill and substitute Willian made sure of the three points for Antonio Conte's side.

"To be above Arsenal for the first time in 22 years is fantastic for our is fantastic for us too, but we want to win the title".

"It's a point and we are still there and it now all depends on the final few games at the Etihad", he said looking ahead to three consecutive home matches in City's remaining four.

"Everton are a strong team and they prepared the game well, so we must be pleased". If we don't win against Middlesbrough, we will lose this great win.

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"Also for me it is not easy to keep Cesc sometimes on the bench because I think Cesc is a player that in this part of the season is showing to be decisive in every moment if he starts the game - and also Willian".

"Now it is important for us to prepare the right way the next game". "Their third goal was high quality".

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur continued their fight for the English Premier League (EPL) football title, while Manchester City and Manchester United played respective draws here on Sunday. After that it makes it more hard to create really open chances and if they get a little bit more space they are a team who will kill the game. "We are exhausted", United manager Jose Mourinho said.

Tottenham is now virtually assured of making the top four, given its superior goal difference over fifth-place Manchester United, but manager Mauricio Pochettino still craves the title.

Eden Hazard then zipped away from defenders down the left before firing in an effort that deflected up into the air and was cleared.

Wenger - whose future at Arsenal is mired in doubt - gave credit to Spurs for deserving to beat them but was unimpressed by the fact that the Gunners would finish below their rivals for the first time in his long tenure.