Premier League: Chelsea bury Liverpool, Wenger bows out in Style

Chelsea boosted their hopes of qualifying for next season’s Champions League with a 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.

Olivier Giroud headed in Victor Moses’ cross in the 32nd minute after Liverpool had dominated possession but failed to make it count.

Eden Hazard, who put up a sensational display, came close after the break with a shot that nearly caught out Lorius Karius in Liverpool goal, before Marcos Alonso’s superb volley, off a Moses cross, flew dangerously past the post.

Antonio Conte’s Blues remain in fifth but move within three points of third-placed Liverpool to set up a grand finish to the race for Champions League places next season.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Arsenal turned on the style to thrash Burnley in Arsene Wenger’s final home game as manager.

Slick first-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette put the Gunners comfortably ahead going into the interval.

They didn’t let up after the restart as Sead Kolasinac scored with a powerful low drive, before another goal was started and finished explosively by Alex Iwobi.

Aubameyang got his second from close range following a cross by Hector Bellerin to complete the rout as Wenger said goodbye to his beloved ground.

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