It's game, set-piece, match for Chelsea

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrating scoring the opener from a free kick three minutes into first-half stoppage time with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Gary Cahill. The 1-0 Premier League success over Southampton at Stamford Bridge pulled them level on 38 poin
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Chelsea's Marcos Alonso celebrating scoring the opener from a free kick three minutes into first-half stoppage time with Tiemoue Bakayoko and Gary Cahill. The 1-0 Premier League success over Southampton at Stamford Bridge pulled them level on 38 points with second-placed Manchester United.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 17, 2017, with the headline 'It's game, set-piece, match for Chelsea'. Print Edition | Subscribe