Chelsea’s Belgians salute Pedro

Chelsea took another step towards the Premier League title with a 3-0 win over Everton on Sunday, which “feels very significant” according to Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard.

The Blues needed a screamer from Pedro to break the deadlock in the second half, with goals from Gary Cahill and Willian following at Goodison Park.

"Everton won their last eight home games, they’ve been on a good run and they score a lot of goals so to keep a clean sheet, play well and win was good," Courtois told the club's official website.

"In the first half, we had some difficulties because [Idrissa] Gueye was following Eden everywhere so it was difficult to find space.In the second half Pedro scored a great goal and from that point, we were able to control the game better."

Hazard had similar thoughts on the tight marking, and why they needed the Spaniard to produce a moment of magic to swing the game in their favour when it wasn't really happening for the number 10.

"Sometimes it’s difficult because the guy is everywhere with me, but when it’s not me somebody else can make the difference like Pedro did," Hazard said.

"It’s this kind of game where beforehand you can be scared because when they play at home they are very strong and anything can happen, but we dealt with it and we played a fantastic game, we deserved to win."