Instead there were some anxious minutes for Chelsea followers at the end of the game when the home side cut the lead from the penalty spot, VAR having intervened in the 79th-minute.
Frank Lampard’s men were able to successfully see out the win however, Kepa producing a crucial save right at death, and with the three points, Chelsea rise to third in the Premier League table ahead of Leicester’s Sunday game at Crystal Palace.
There was just one change to the Chelsea starting line-up from the one that had won at Burnley in our Premier League game last weekend.
Lampard was able to select Emerson Palmieri at left-back again following his hamstring problem and the boss explained that Marcos Alonso, who was moved to bench, had seen a lot of action recently. That included midweek against Man United.