Champions Manchester City have cut the gap on English Premier League leaders Liverpool to five points after a confident 2-0 victory at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Gabriel Jesus and David Silva scored the goals in the day's late match as City put the pressure on Liverpool, who play at Manchester United on Sunday.
City took almost 40 minutes to find the breakthrough in south London but two goals in two minutes sealed the win.
Jesus opened the scoring on 39 minutes and then Silva finished off a slick move with the second goal.
"We played good, created a lot of chances," said Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola told Sky TV.
"Hopefully we can start from here and continue our good performance. Their keeper made a lot of saves but hopefully we can be more clinical."
Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy was sent off for two first-half yellow cards and his dismissal proved costly for Brighton & Hove Albion in their 2-1 loss at Aston Villa.
The Seagulls led through Adam Webster's headed goal on 21 minutes before Mooy saw red – his first caution for kicking the ball away after conceding a free-kick and his second arrived on 35 minutes when he went through the back of Jack Grealish.
The hosts capitalised with Grealish equalising from point-blank range on the stroke of halftime before Matt Taggart scored the winner with virtually the last kick of the game four minutes into stoppage time.
Leicester City continued their strong start as they came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 and now sit third.
Chris Wood had stunned the home crowd on 16 minutes with the opening goal but Leicester fought back well. Having been denied an equaliser by video assistant referee, they levelled on the stroke of halftime through Jamie Vardy.
And Youri Tielemans smashed in the winner on 74 minutes to maintain their strong start.
Burnley thought they had equalised but Jonny Evans was tripped in the build-up and VAR ruled it out, leaving Leicester to take full points on the anniversary of former chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's death in a helicopter accident.
Chelsea are now fourth behind Leicester as they continued their resurgence by seeing off Newcastle 1-0, thanks to Marcos Alonso's second-half goal.
Elsewhere, struggling Tottenham Hotspur escaped defeat with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Watford.
Dele Alli saved Spurs' blushes with the leveller, though they needed VAR to award the goal.
"We made it difficult for ourselves," Alli said. "We know we have a world-class team so it's about showing what we can do when things don't go our way."
Everton moved out of the relegation zone with a 2-0 win over West Ham, Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdssson scoring the goals.
Wolves drew 1-1 with Southampton and Bournemouth were held to a goalless draw by Norwich in the day's other matches.
Australian Associated Press