CHELSEA clocked up their 12th premier league victory in a row to cement their status at the top of the table on Boxing Day.
Antonio Conte’s men batted aside Bournemouth 3-0 to put them seven points clear of third-placed Liverpool, who face Stoke on December 27.
Man City kept up the pace with a 0-3 away win over Hull, while Arsenal make up the last Champions League place following a 1-0 defeat of West Brom.
At the other end of the table Swansea boss Bob Bradley was feeling the pressure from fans after his side slipped to a 4-1 defeat by West Ham. It was his seventh loss in just 11 games as manager and the Welsh team now languish on just 12 points, joint bottom with Hull.
The next big match-day will be Saturday December 31, with Liverpool vs Man City the definite highlight.