Chelsea win to go five points clear

Goals from Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou gave the hosts the points, whilst elsewhere Birmingham beat Blackpool 2-0 with goals from Liam Ridgwell and Nicola Zigic.

Sunderland beat Aston Villa 1-0 thanks to an own goal from Richard Dunne, whilst there were 1-1 draws between both Tottenham and Everton at White Hart Lane and Wigan and Bolton.

In the day’s other game, West Brom came from behind to beat Fulham 2-1.