14 Apr 2014

Chelsea beat Swansea, keep pressure on Liverpool

7:29 am on 14 April 2014

Second-placed Chelsea have claimed a 1-nil away win over 10-man Swansea City, keeping the pressure on English Premier League football leaders Liverpool.

The win leaves Chelsea two points behind the Reds after 34 games each with Jose Mourinho's team due to travel to Anfield for a potential title decider in two weeks time.

Earlier, the Merseysiders improved their prospects of a first English title for 24 years with a thrilling 3-2 win over third-placed Manchester City, who are now seven points behind the leaders but have two games in hand.

Swansea, who have dropped into the bottom six since sacking Michael Laudrup as manager in February, are only three points above the relegation places with four matches left.