Chelsea secured their 11th straight Premier League win at Selhurst Park after Diego Costa scored the only goal to hand the Blues a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace.
The Chelsea striker headed in the winner in the 43rd minute, which had been set up by Cesar Azpilicueta, to send Antonio Conte’s men nine points clear of second-placed Arsenal, who can reduce that gap on Sunday.
While Chelsea managed to match their 11-game winning streak from 2009, Palace’s second successive top-flight defeat leaves Alan Pardew’s side rooted in 16th place.
If Ranieri didn't expose Wenger last season, it will be epic embarrassment for Wenger if Conte wins the league in his very first season.
— The Bottom Corner (@TheBottomCorner) December 17, 2016
Conte's league record since 11/12:
Games – 130
Wins – 96
Draws – 25
Losses – 9
Goals scored – 253
Goals conceded – 78
— Ross (@ZoumaIdini) December 16, 2016
The Premier League bores me these days. One team winning 11 straight matches is too much predictability for me.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) December 17, 2016
Another 1-0 for Chelsea today! 9 Points clear! FUCKING RENT BOYS ?
— Mrs Giroud (@TaZRahman7) December 17, 2016
They say the Premier League is this and that, but a team has won 11 straight matches. Take a bow Arsene.
— GodhasdoneIt (@MozesEdibo) December 17, 2016