Chelsea win to boost Champions League chances

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Chelsea's Callum Hudson-Odoi in action with Norwich City's Emiliano Buendia, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool - Reuters


LONDON (Reuters): An underwhelming Chelsea boosted their chances of a spot in next season’s Champions League, overcoming a slow start to beat relegated Norwich City 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

Olivier Giroud scored with virtually the last touch of the first half as Chelsea consolidated third place in the Premier League and moved four points above Leicester City and Manchester United in the battle for a top-four finish.

It was an eighth successive league defeat for Norwich, who were already condemned to relegation after losing to West Ham United on Saturday.

Chelsea now turn their focus to the FA Cup where they meet Manchester United in Sunday’s semi-final at Wembley.

Norwich complete their season in the top flight at home to Burnley this weekend and away at Manchester City next.