Chelsea, facing a crisis after the assets of their owner, wealthy Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, were frozen and banned from being sold by the British government, cemented their third place in the English Premier League with a 3-1 win at Norwich City on Thursday.
Chelsea raised their third-place tally to 56 points, 8 points ahead of Arsenal, who have two games to spare.
Trevoh Chalobah (3), Mason Mount (14), and Kai Havertz (90) took turns scoring for the Blues.
Teemu Pukki, on the other hand, scored Norwich City’s only goal (69 from the penalty spot).
Newcastle continued their winning streak by beating Southampton 2-1 at the latter’s home ground.
Southampton led with a goal for Stuart Armstrong (25), and Newcastle responded with two goals for his newcomers in the recent winter transfer market, New Zealander Chris Wood (32) and Brazilian Bruno Guimaraes (52).
Wolverhampton thrashed Watford with a clean four scored by Mexican Raul Jimenez (13), Colombian Juan Hernandez (18 fouls), Portuguese Daniel Podence (21), and compatriot Ruben Neves (85).
Aston Villa deepened Leeds United’s wounds by beating them with a clean three at home. The goals were scored by Brazilian Philipe Coutinho (22), Polish defender Matty Cash (65), and Callum Chambers (73).