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Pedro, Gary Cahill and Willian goals keep Chelsea in control of the Premier League


Premier League leaders Chelsea took a big step towards winning the title as three second-half goals saw them thrashed Everton at Goodison Park.

Pedro's 25-yard impressive strike, Gary Cahill's close-range finish and Willian's tap-in kept Antonio Conte's men four points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who beat Arsenal 2-0 later on Sunday.

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It means Chelsea could drop three points in their remaining four games and still claim a second title in three years, even if Spurs win all of their remaining fixtures.

Chelsea had to be patient, with Pedro's left-footed, long-range strike not coming until the 66th minute.

Cahill sealed the win when Maarten Stekelenburg parried Eden Hazard's free-kick onto the onrushing defender, before Willian slotted home from Cesc Fabregas' cutback.

Chelsea players celebrates their 3-0 win as they moved a step closer to securing the Premier League title

Pedro fired a left-footed effort from outside the Everton penalty area to separate the two sides after 66 minutes

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte high-fives Nathan Ake as he congratulates his players at the final whistle

Gary Cahill pictured as he celebrates after scoring Chelsea's second goal

Conte couldn't hide his joy at the final whistle, leaping onto the back of Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois

Gary Cahill scored the second goal to secure all three points with 11 minutes to play when he took advantage of bad defending

Pedro wheels away to celebrate scoring his goal which put Chelsea in the lead in the second half against Everton