Second-half goals from Antonio Rudiger and Jorginho earned Chelsea a crucial victory over Leicester City that enabled them to leapfrog their opponents into third place in the Premier League table.
Chelsea had the better of the first-half chances at Stamford Bridge, with Ben Chilwell firing across goal early on and Timo Werner having one goal disallowed for handball and another ruled out for offside.
Rudiger eventually broke the deadlock two minutes after the restart, tucking home after a Chilwell corner had deflected into his path.
The hosts were awarded a penalty after Video Assistant Referee review for a Wesley Fofana foul on Werner, which had originally been awarded as a fre-kick. Jorginho sent Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way from 12 yards.
Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho benefited from Wilfred Ndidi’s pressing to reduce the arrears 14 minutes from time before Ayoze Perez fired a presentable chance over as the match entered stoppage time.
Chelsea held on to claim a victory that takes their points tally to 67, one more than Leicester’s 66.
The Foxes slip to fourth with one match remaining, but will drop to fifth if Liverpool beat Burnley on Wednesday evening.