Pedro successfully enlivened a drab match via a sensational strike, thus putting league leaders Chelsea 1-0 up plus on the way to a definite 3-0 win over Everton.
Chelsea can actually get down to mapping the firm route for the title parade. They can also consider the appropriate party venues.
Second half goals from such players as Gary Cahill, Willian and Pedro edged Antonio Conte much closer to the desired Premier League title, though it turned to be a sort of psychological hit of final 24 minutes at Goodison Park, which will definitely make the run-in a formality.
It proved to be the defining bout for the last few weeks of this campaign. Of course, Chelsea were aware of it, and the same applies to Tottenham.
Ronald Koeman’s side turned to be the only one standing between Conte’s guys as well as the title worries. Lose or even draw, and we see the remote patter of those folks harrying Spurs gradually transforming into a thumping drum beat.