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Chelsea defeated Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day to pile the pressure onto second-place Manchester United.

The Premier League champions were, quite frankly, dreadful in the first-half. Tiemoue Bakayoko was one man in particular who drew a host of criticism for his poor performance in the opening period.

READ MORE: Chelsea fans tear into Tiemoue Bakayoko after poor first-half display.

Less than 60 seconds into the second-half, however, Chelsea took the lead. Cesar Azpilicueta assisted compatriot Alvaro Morata for the sixth time in the Premier League this season, and Morata added to his tally with a smart header. If you missed the goal, you can see it here.

Alvaro Morata
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Chelsea were not going to rest on their laurels, however, and swiftly added a second. It was an all Spanish combination once again as Cesc Fabregas’ whipped corner was headed home by Marcos Alonso to double our advantage. Click here to see that one.

Marcos Alonso
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After Man United dropped points at home to Burnley, it really is all to place for in our pursuit of finishing as runners-up to champions-elect Manchester City. Here’s our player ratings.

Courtois 7, Azpilicueta 8, Cahill 6, Rudiger 6, Moses 6, Kante 7, Bakayoko 4, Fabregas 8, Alonso 8, Hazard 9, Morata 8. (Subs: Willian 6, Batshuayi 5, Drinkwater 5)

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