That would take Chelsea to 75 points for the season but they will still require either Liverpool or Spurs to slip up before the finish if they are to overtake either of their rivals. Clearly, we should not concede another goal like this.
"Big win and great performance today! we go again Wednesday #CFC", Moses tweeted hours after the game. However, this was more an emergency plan for the Blues, who worked very hard to cut off the supply to these forwards.
Chelsea did have to withstand significant pressure towards the end, but they had enough to keep Liverpool at bay, meaning Jurgen Klopp's men - who are just a point better off than Spurs - will be starting to look over their shoulder.
"He's brought great personality, we're talking about an worldwide player with a lot of experience", he said. "If you asked what I wanted this morning when I woke up: nice and easy, 3-0 win, going home enjoying the sun and don't care about Brighton and prepare already the (Champions League) final". Did I think it would happen?
"Obviously the other semi-final was a very different type of game to Liverpool's one, and both Madrid and Munich are very good teams, but Liverpool have no reason to scared of either if they meet them in the final".
"It was a dive, or he was looking for the contact and that is not right, he can do much better", Klopp said.More news: Candidates for governor trade charges over tax returns
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"To bring in players who are 200 per cent better than what we have will be hard but we had a problem when Coutinho left and Adam Lallana and then Emre Can became injured. It's important to face this situation with a lot of pride and show we are still alive". "I'm really happy and proud of them".
The Egyptian is still chasing the 38-game, single season Premier League record of 32 goals - he has 31 - and was booked for diving on a frustrating afternoon against his former club.
"It's a completely normal situation for an offensive player", Klopp told Sky Sports.
In addition, the three central midfielders dropped deep to double up on the three forwards every time the ball reached them.
"You can never remove all injury risk and the boys still did brilliantly, but of course we will try to strengthen the squad because that's how it is".