Chelsea beats Swansea, 2 points behind Spurs in hunt for 4th

Chelsea beats Swansea, 2 points behind Spurs in hunt for 4th
Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger, high, and Swansea Metropolis’s Jordan Ayew battle for the ball throughout their English Premier League soccer match on the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
(David Davies/PA via AP). Swansea City's Jordan Ayew, left, and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Swansea Metropolis’s Jordan Ayew, left, and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante battle for the ball throughout their English Premier League soccer match on the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
(David Davies/PA via AP). Swansea City's Ki Sung-yueng, left, and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Swansea Metropolis’s Ki Sung-yueng, left, and Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante battle for the ball throughout their English Premier League soccer match on the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
(David Davies/PA via AP). Swansea City's Kyle Naughton, left, and Chelsea's Olivier Giroud battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Swansea Metropolis’s Kyle Naughton, left, and Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud battle for the ball throughout their English Premier League soccer match on the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, April 28, 2018.

SWANSEA, Wales – Chelsea’s chase for Champions League qualification gathered tempo on Saturday when Cesc Fabregas clinched a 1-Zero win at Swansea that deepened the hosts’ considerations about being relegated from the English Premier League.

Fabregas struck his 50th Premier League purpose within the fourth minute on a moist night in south Wales. Eden Hazard discovered Fabregas unmarked within the penalty space and the Spanish midfielder curled a shot previous goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

“We had been fairly snug,” Fabregas stated. “The previous few minutes we might have managed a bit of higher however Swansea must keep away from relegation.”

Liverpool’s Zero-Zero draw with Stoke earlier within the day gave a elevate to Chelsea’s hopes of nonetheless making the highest 4 with three video games remaining after mounting a dismal protection of its Premier League title.

Fifth-place Chelsea is six factors behind Liverpool, with a sport in hand over the third-place group. Chelsea and Liverpool meet at Stamford Bridge subsequent Sunday. Tottenham is just two factors forward of Chelsea going into Monday’s match towards Watford.

Swansea has gone six video games with no win and is one level above the relegation zone with three video games to play.

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