Chelsea : Blues extend winning run to 10 Premier League
jamuna sports desk: Cesc Fabregas’ first-half goal fired Chelsea to a 10th straight Premier League victory as Antonio Conte’s side moved six points clear at the top of the table.
Fabregas, making just his third league start of the season, struck in stylish fashion five minutes before the break to secure a second 1-0 win inside four days and their 10th success on the trot, although it took a superb stoppage-time save by Thibaut Courtois to deny Patrick van Aanholt a last-gasp equaliser.
Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford saved from former Black Cat Marcos Alonso and Willian to prevent Chelsea from winning by a bigger margin.
The hosts, who had set up to try to nullify their opponent's attacking strength, had few chances although they could have snatched a point in injury time but Thibaut Courtois superbly denied Patrick van Aanholt.
David Moyes’ men continued to scrap for a way back into the game and Fabio Borini, making his first appearance since August, skied a 57th-minute shot high over, but Victor Moses went significantly closer at the other end on the hour after cutting inside substitute Sebastian Larsson.
It was a hard-fought and important win for Chelsea after Arsenal slipped up against Everton on Tuesday and means Antonio Conte's side will be top of the table at Christma