Liverpool's hopes of winning their first English Premier football title for 24 years suffered a huge setback this morning with a 2-nil loss to second-placed Chelsea.
Chelsea cut the gap at the top to two points with two games to play in a tactical triumph for their manager Jose Mourinho who had rested several players this morning ahead of their Champions League match on Thursday against Athletico Madrid.
The result also boosted the title aspirations of third-placed Manchester City, who moved within three polints of the leaders with a 2-nil win over Crystal Palace.
City also have a game in hand and a better goal difference than their rivals.
Sunderland continued their revival, climbing out of the bottom three with 4-0 win over fellow strugglers Cardiff City.