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Fabregas creates and finishes for Chelsea as Costa connects the dots

Craig Burley breaks down Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante's impact as Chelsea went 11 points clear atop the Premier League.

The creativity of Cesc Fabregas propelled Chelsea to a 3-1 win against Swansea on Saturday. On his 300th Premier League appearance, the Spaniard produced a playmaking masterclass that cut open the Welsh visitors and earned the hosts a 10th straight league win at Stamford Bridge.

While Antonio Conte rarely changes his preferred line-up, an added touch of invention proved to be just what Chelsea needed in order to break down their stubborn opponents. Paul Clement's rejuvenated side turned up with...

Heroes & Villains: Zlatan Ibrahimovic wins again as Sunderland keep sinking

Craig Burley breaks down Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante's impact as Chelsea went 11 points clear atop the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic's success since his decision to move to England is down to him.

Man United won a trophy, Chelsea padded their lead at the top of the Premier League, and Sunderland look like their luck will finally run out. Iain Macintosh looks back at the Heroes & Villains.

HEROES

You just knew it would be him. Manchester United could wobble, they could squander their lead, and they could take the game to the very brink of extra time, but you knew, on some deeper, molecular level, that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would save the day. There was no one United fans would rather have...

 By Michael Wade

Chelsea quartet and hat trick hero Harry Kane lead Team of the Weekend

The ESPN FC crew break down their Premier League Team of the Weekend after the most recent slate of matches.

After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN FC brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers along with a manager.

Do you agree or disagree? You can have your say on those picked or overlooked in the comments section at the foot of the article or on Twitter using the hashtag #ESPNFCTOTW.

TOTW Feb 26
ESPN FC's Premier League Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: The mark of good goalkeepers is that they can come to life just when their team needs them most. After having a quiet game against Bournemouth,...

 By Phil Lythell

Cesc Fabregas' forays forward dazzle as Chelsea earn 3-1 win vs. Swansea

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table, holding off a spirited Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table, holding off a spirited Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Craig Burley breaks down Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante's impact as Chelsea went 11 points clear atop the Premier League.

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 11 points with a 3-1 win over Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues flew out of the blocks and piled the pressure on the visitors with Lukasz Fabianski forced into a string of saves. It was therefore no surprise when Cesc Fabregas broke the deadlock on 19 minutes when he finished off a lovely attacking move.

Having spurned several chances to double their advantage, Chelsea found themselves pegged back on...

Chelsea demonstrate title resolve as Fabregas shines in win vs. Swansea

Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table, holding off a spirited Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table, holding off a spirited Swansea at Stamford Bridge.
Craig Burley breaks down Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante's impact as Chelsea went 11 points clear atop the Premier League.

LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Chelsea's 3-1 Premier League win over Swansea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

1. Chelsea heeding Conte's title caution

As Chelsea have surged clear of a pack of faltering rivals at the top of the Premier League and the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger have taken turns to proclaim them champions-in-waiting, the zeal of Antonio Conte's pleas for concentration has increased.

On this evidence, his players are listening. Despite being...

 By Mark Worrall

Chelsea look to extend home run against suddenly surging Swansea

Antonio Conte would rather focus on Chelsea's FA Cup tie against Wolves than comment on Diego Costa's contract situation.
Antonio Conte says while he'd like to win every title possible, he understands how tough of a task it is to ask.
Antonio Conte has revealed his sadness over Claudio Ranieri's sacking, while also looking ahead to Chelsea's game against Swansea.

Saturday sees Chelsea return to Premier League action at Stamford Bridge where Swansea City will provide the opposition. Had the fixture taken place a couple of months ago, the outcome might have been considered a foregone conclusion. The Blues topped the table on Christmas Day having recently registered a club record-equaling 11th straight win, while Swansea were in a tailspin and about to hit rock bottom  -- a failing for which manager Bob Bradley ultimately paid for with is job.

Since then,...