WATCH: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool
Last Updated: 07/05/18 12:07am
Chelsea boosted their hopes of Champions League qualification as Olivier Giroud's first-half header earned a 1-0 win over Liverpool.
Tottenham's loss at West Brom on Saturday and Giroud's fourth goal in five games, earning a win over Champions League finalists Liverpool, took Antonio Conte's Blues two points behind their London rivals with two games to go.
The Reds have work to do to secure their place in Europe's elite competition as an intense contest in stifling heat proved too much at the end of a week which saw Jurgen Klopp's men advance to the Champions League final.
The Blues play Huddersfield and Newcastle; Spurs play Newcastle and Leicester, both at home.
Victory against Brighton next Sunday would secure Liverpool's top four place, despite Klopp's first loss in six meetings against Chelsea.
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