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Five trends of the 2014-15 Premier League

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Chelsea rallies past West Ham

LONDON -- Chelsea rallied past West Ham 4-1 Sunday after playing most of the game with only 10 men in the English Premier League.

James Collins gave the visitors the lead in the 10th minute, and Chelsea midfielder Maniche was ejected seven minutes later for a mistimed tackle on defender Lionel Scaloni. But Didier Drogba tied the score in the 28th minute and then set up Hernan Crespo for another goal in the 31st.

Drogba scored off his own rebound, and Crespo scored off a cross from Drogba that was deflected in front of the goal.

John Terry made it 3-1 in the 54th, putting in a rebound after William Gallas hit the crossbar. Gallas tipped in the fourth goal in the 69th minute.

"To be with 10 men for so long and win 4-1 is impressive," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. "They played very well from the first minute. There was no fear and the spirit was amazing."

Chelsea leads the league with 82 points, seven points ahead of Manchester United, which beat Arsenal 2-0.

Wayne Rooney scored in the 54th and Park Ji-sung added the second for United in the 78th. Arsenal, which had striker Thierry Henry on the bench to start, is sixth but has played a game less.

Liverpool, with 70 points, kept up its chase for second place with a 1-0 win over Bolton.

Robbie Fowler scored his 11th goal in 12 games after getting a half-volleyed cross from Peter Crouch during first-half injury time.

Italian league
ROME -- Juventus was held to a 1-1 tie by Fiorentina in the Italian league, helping AC Milan close within seven points with five games to go.

Alessandro Del Piero returned from injury and scored a second-half goal to give Juventus the tie. It was his 193rd career goal with Juventus, and his 11th this season.

Luca Toni gave Fiorentina the lead in the 47th minute to score his league-leading 27th goal.

Earlier, Milan reclaimed second place after beating Chievo Verona 4-1.

Brazil midfielder Kaka scored three goals and set up the fourth for Alessandro Nesta, who scored his third career Serie A goal.

Milan, which is also in the semifinals of the Champions League, has 73 points, two more than Inter Milan.

Kaka scored two goals within nine minutes, one from the penalty spot, and added another in injury time to give him 12 goals for the season. Sergio Pellissier scored for Chievo.

Amantino Mancini scored two goals to help AS Roma to a 3-1 win over visiting Lecce, while Marco Bresciano scored one goal and set up two to lead Parma over Reggina 4-0. Lazio won 3-2 at Siena and moved ahead of Chievo into sixth place.

German league
BERLIN -- Hamburger SV put the pressure on Bundesliga leader Bayern Munich, closing within four points after a 2-0 win over Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Rafael van der Vaart scored the first goal from the penalty spot in the 34th minute after U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller tripped Sergei Barbarez. Naohiro Takahara added another in injury time.

Two weeks ago, Bayern had held a 10-point lead and looked certain to retain its title.

"Naturally, the title would be great for us, but we are a young team and we don't want to have too much pressure on us," Hamburg captain Daniel van Buyten said.

Bayern, which has 66 points, lost to Werder Bremen 3-0 on Saturday. Hamburg is next with 62 points, followed by Bremen with 59.

Spanish league
MADRID, Spain -- Racing Santander held Spanish league leader Barcelona to a 2-2 tie, despite first-half goals from Henrik Larsson and Samuel Eto'o.

Barcelona, which played without the injured Ronaldinho, leads the league by 11 points and needs eight points from its six remaining games to win its 18th title.

Antonito Ramiro and Oscar Serrano scored for host Santander, and Barcelona captain Carles Puyol was ejected in injury time.

Barcelona leads the league with 70 points, followed by Valencia and Real Madrid with 59.

Earlier, Osasuna moved closer to earning a debut spot in next season's Champions League after beating Alaves 2-1.

Achille Webo and Savo Milosevic scored a goal in each half for fourth-place Osasuna, which leads Sevilla and Celta Vigo by seven points. Rodolfo Bodipo scored the lone goal for Alaves in the 90th.

Dutch league
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands -- PSV Eindhoven won its 19th Dutch league title with a 1-1 tie against visiting FC Groningen.

U.S. midfielder DaMarcus Beasley set up the tying goal for Jefferson Farfan in the 48th minute. Earlier, Erik Nevland gave Groningen the lead in the 41st.

The tie was enough to give PSV 80 points, 10 more than second-place AZ Alkmaar, which lost to Ajax 1-0. Nourdin Boukhari scored goal for Ajax.

Scottish Premier League
GLASGOW, Scotland -- Scottish Premier League champion Celtic won their 11th consecutive game, beating Kilmarnock 4-1.

Shunsuke Nakamura scored two goals, and John Hartson and Dion Dublin added the others before Colin Nish scored a late goal for Kilmarnock.

Forty-time champion Celtic has 85 points, 20 more than Hearts and 23 more than Rangers.

Greek league
ATHENS, Greece -- Panathinaikos took over sole possession of second place in the Greek league by beating Atromitos 4-3.

Fanis Gekas scored two goals, and Dimitris Papadopoulos and Costas Haralambidis added the others for Panathinaikos, which has 61 points and leads AEK Athens by one. PAOK Thessaloniki beat AEK 2-1.

French League
PARIS -- Rennes won its eighth straight game in the French league and moved into third place after beating Sochaux 2-1.

Kim Kallstrom scored both goals for Rennes, which has 56 points from 34 games -- five behind second-place Bordeaux and an automatic berth into next season's Champions League.