Leaders Chelsea entertained a Hull City team struggling at the bottom of the table. With Diego Costa returning to the team, the Champion Elect were looking to open up an 8-point gap at the top. It took only 10 seconds for the Spaniard to show his intent, hitting a 20 yard shot just wide. But it took until the 1st half of injury time to open the scoring, after contacting with a Victor Moses cross to make it 1-0. Despite the continued pressure in the 2nd half, it took until the 80th minutes for Cahill to double the lead, after getting his head on to a Fabregas free kick. The game was marred by a serious injury to Hull midfielder Ryan Mason, who received treatment after clashing heads with Gary Cahill, he was stretchered off and later announced to have fractured his Skull.
Again the goals came late in this game, as Arsenal looked to move into 2nd place in the league as they entertained Burnley at the Emirates. With the Gunners Leading 1-0 thanks Shkodran Mustafi goal, they found themselves down to ten men, due to a reckless challenge from Granit Xhaka and his second red of the season. That’s how it stood until the 93rd minute, when Burnley’s Ashley Barnes was fouled in the area and Andre Gray stepped up to equalise, while on the side lines, Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was sent to the stands for over-protesting at the 4th official about the penalty decision and could face action from the F.A.
The action wasn’t over there! With Arsenal’s title dreams seemingly in tatters, they immediately attacked from the kick off and, when Ben Mee was penalised for a high foot in his area, referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot in the 8th minute of stoppage time. Alex Sanchez stepped up to make it 2-1 to Arsenal and move them into 2nd place in the Premier League.
Over at Southampton, reigning Champions Leicester City continued their poor away form losing 3-0, thanks to goals by Ward-Prowse, Rodriguez and Tadic.