Chelsea staged an impressive second half comeback to beat Aston Villa 2-1 as Olivier Giroud‘s winner consolidated their place in the Premier League’s top four on Sunday.
Frank Lampard‘s side were rocked when Kortney Hause put Villa ahead against the run of play in the first half.
But Christian Pulisic came off the bench to equalise after the break before Giroud bagged his fourth club goal of the season two minutes later.
Chelsea’s quick-fire blitz moved the fourth-placed west Londoners five points clear of Manchester United in fifth in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Villa’s failure to hold onto their lead leaves Dean Smith‘s second-bottom team one point from safety with eight games left to avoid relegation.