Chelsea have made it five straight wins in the English Premier League with a 4-0 victory over struggling West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.
Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard (two) and Marcos Alonso got the goals as The Blues cranked up the pressure on Baggies boss Tony Pulis.
A confident start from the hosts soon evaporated when Chelsea scored the game’s opening goal in the 17th minute with Morata firing the ball into the net from inside the box.
Alonso saw a shot fly just wide before Morata teed up Hazard to bag the second goal of the match with a composed finish.
The home side fought back but both Jake Livermore and Ahmed Hegazi failed to find the back of the net with their efforts before Chelsea put the game beyond doubt thanks to a close range Alonso finish.
The start of the second half failed to provide clear cut goalscoring opportunities until Antonio Conte’s men bagged a fourth goal when the Albion defence was again sliced open with Hazard going on to score.
The home side arguably enjoyed their best spell during the last half hour of the contest as Matt Phillips, Gareth Barry and James McClean all had chances to reduce the arrears but the damage had already been done as Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners.