STOKE, England -- A trio of observations on Chelsea's 2-0 win vs. Stoke in the Premier League.
1. Chelsea are top at Christmas
So Chelsea top the Premier League table at Christmas. That outcome long seemed a certainty but Manchester City's recent run of victories meant defeat at Britannia Stadium could have cost the Blues their lead.
Instead, they produced the right sort of response after the defending champions clawed back from a nine-point deficit in the space of three weeks, albeit partly because...
Chelsea will spend Christmas three points clear at the top of the Premier League after they regained the cushion with a 2-0 win at Stoke.
Cesc Fabregas proved a key influence once again for the Blues, providing the corner from which John Terry converted a second-minute header and then notching a goal himself in the 78th minute, teed up by another impressive performer in Eden Hazard.
Jose Mourinho's side could have had more goals, with Diego Costa failing to finish a couple of good opportunities,...