How much is breathing space worth when you know you’re going to drown? That’s the question that dominated Chelsea’s 3-0 win over West Brom on Tuesday.
With rumours gathering pace around the future of manager Antonio Conte, the Blues gave their under-fire manager a short stay of execution. We still don’t know if he’ll be in the dugout next year but we can be reasonably certain that he’ll be there for the next match.
West Brom rarely troubled the champions on a business-like evening in West London. They haven’t won at Stamford Bridge in nearly 35 years and couldn’t have looked further away from breaking that record.
In a game that didn’t provide any upsets, here are five things we learned.