Chelsea didn’t need long to get themselves back on winning ways as after only picking up a point from their latest league fixture, The Blues bounced back with all three points on Boxing day.
Facing up against Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte’s men immediately took the attacking initiative as they are keen on getting early goals.
It was not an easy task though for the home side to break down their opponent’s defense, especially during the first 45 minutes as that half ended in a goalless draw.
Chelsea’s attacking prowess was eventually rewarded though as straight from the re-start, Conte’s boys got their break through from Alvaro Morata’s effort.
Leading by a goal didn’t satisfy the host as they kept on pouring forward and eventually able to double their advantage, this time from Marcos Alonso’s goal right on the hour mark.
Meanwhile, another disappointing result was picked up by Manchester United as their second place seat is now under serious threat.
Playing at home, United failed to take that advantage as they were held into a 2-2 draw by Burnley.
Jose Mourinho’s men were even forced to come from behind in that tie as their opponent built a two goals lead in the first 45 minutes with goals from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour.
Man United have to thank their substitute, Jesse Lingard as he was the main protagonist for them after scoring two second half goals that rescued the Red Devils from a potential defeat.
Complete results for English Premier League Tuesday fixtures:
Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 Southampton; Bournemouth 3-3 West Ham United; Chelsea 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion; Huddersfield Town 1-1 Stoke City; Manchester United 2-2 Burnley; Watford 2-1 Leicester City; Everton 0-0 West Bromwich Albion.