Football: Chelsea stretch lead with 3-1 victory over Swansea as Fabregas marks milestone

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(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

LONDON (AFP) – Cesc Fabregas marked his 300th Premier League appearance with the opening goal in Chelsea’s 3-1 victory over Swansea as the runaway leaders moved 11 points clear at the top on Saturday (Feb 25).

Fabregas’ first half goal was cancelled out by an equaliser from Fernando Llorente on the stroke of half time at Stamford Bridge, but second half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa sealed a comfortable win.

The outcome meant Swansea manager Paul Clement and coach Claude Makelele endured a painful return to the club they had served as assistant manager and player respectively.

But for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, the win moved the Blues one step closer towards a second title in three years and further tested the Italian’s determination to play down his side’s prospects of becoming champions.

Conte had been keen to point out nothing was being taken for granted despite the…

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