checpOn a misty lunchtime in deepest south London, a Diego Costa goal secured a club-record equalling 11th straight league win for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.

Chelsea’s unstoppable centre-forward scored their first headed goal of the season, and his 50th Chelsea goal overall, shortly before half-time, and that proved enough for a third 1-0 win in a row and a minimum six-point lead in the table going into Christmas.