Chelsea beat Leicester City to boost their Champions League hopes – and leave the Foxes in danger of missing out.
Kelechi Iheanacho gave the Foxes hope but they did not create enough chances to deserve anything out of the game.
Chelsea’s win takes them up to third place in the table, while Liverpool could knock Leicester down to fifth place if they win at Burnley on Wednesday.
There was no doubt Thomas Tuchel’s side deserved their victory as Rudiger bundled home from close range from a corner.
Jorginho put the game beyond doubt with a penalty after Wesley Fofana clipped Timo Werner.
They had been unlucky not to be ahead at the break as Werner had a penalty appeal controversially turned down and two goals disallowed.
Iheanacho’s goal after good pressure from Wilfred Ndidi was not enough for Leicester, who now need to score at least three goals against Tottenham Hotspur on the final day or hope for Liverpool to drop points.
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- 16MendyBooked at 90mins
- 6Thiago Silva
- 28AzpilicuetaBooked at 87minsSubstituted forZoumaat 88′minutes
- 7KantéSubstituted forKovacicat 32′minutes
- 11WernerSubstituted forGiroudat 90+1′minutes
- 3FofanaBooked at 82mins
- 11AlbrightonSubstituted forRicardo Pereiraat 67′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 25NdidiBooked at 89mins
- 17PérezBooked at 32mins
- 10MaddisonSubstituted forIheanachoat 60′minutes
- 21Ricardo Pereira
Match ends, Chelsea 2, Leicester City 1.
Second Half ends, Chelsea 2, Leicester City 1.
Foul by Olivier Giroud (Chelsea).
Wesley Fofana (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).
Daniel Amartey (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ricardo Pereira (Leicester City).
Édouard Mendy (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Chelsea. Olivier Giroud replaces Timo Werner.
Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ricardo Pereira with a cross.
Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mason Mount (Chelsea).
Youri Tielemans (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Chelsea. Kurt Zouma replaces César Azpilicueta.
César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt blocked. Thiago Silva (Chelsea) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Reece James with a cross.
Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Timothy Castagne.