Chelsea beat Stoke on Monday night to remain three points clear at the top of the English Premier League table.
Although the league is not over yet, as a matter of fact, its only half way through but the fact that Chelsea remains at the top of the table at this time is very significant.
Christmas Day marks the half way point in the English Premier League and the last three times Chelsea was sitting at the top of the table on Christmas Day, they went on to win the league.
Equally important is the fact that the team at the bottom of the table on Christmas Day is almost certain to be relegated.
Seven out of the last ten teams that were top of the league on Christmas Day have won the league.
According to the BBC, John Terry’s header within two minutes of kick-off was Chelsea’s first goal.
Fabregas’ unremarkable but productive shot in the 78th minute of the match sealed victory for Chelsea on the night.
Steven Nzonzi had Stoke’s best chance but his deflected shot was well saved.
Victory took Chelsea three points clear of second-placed Manchester City.