LONDON – Chelsea recovered from their shock weekend blip with Eden Hazard’s double securing a nervy 2-1 victory over Manchester City that maintained a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Their defeat by
Hazard’s deflected strike gave the hosts a 10th-minute lead, although City keeper Willy Caballero should have saved his effort.
Sergio Aguero levelled with a tap-in after 26 minutes following a poor clearance by keeper Thibaut Courtois, but Hazard restored
City skipper Vincent Kompany, starting a league match for the first time since November, grazed the top of
Antonio Conte’s Londoners had to dig deep late on, and had one enormous let-off in stoppage time when John Stones fired over the bar with the goal gaping.
The victory gave