English champions Chelsea have bounced back at the first time of asking after a convincing 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town at the John Smith Stadium in their Matchday 17 Premier League clash on Tuesday night.
A 1-0 defeat to London rivals West Ham United had heaped pressure on Antonio Conte and his charges but goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro ensured that the Blues moved level on points with Manchester United in second place thus easing the pressure on the Italian.
Huddersfield Town got their goal just before the match ended courtesy Belgian substitute Laurent Depoitre but it proved to be mere consolation against a rampant Chelsea outfit.
In one of the other two games played on Tuesday night, Burnley striker Ashley Barnes struck with a minute left on the clock to give his side a 1-0 win at home to Stoke City.
The goal from substitute Barnes ensured that less fancied Burnley climb above clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal and Liverpool into 4th position.
In the third and final game of the day, Crystal Palace scored two late goals through Bakary Sako and James McArthur to produce a 2-1 win for the Eagles.
Dutch international Daryl Janmaat had given Watford a 3rd minute lead but the Hornets missed several chances to double their lead before their midfielder Tom Cleverley was sent off with three minutes remaining for two yellow cards.
His dismissal sparked Palace into action and they overturned the deficit within one minute left through Sako and McArthur to climb off the bottom and out of the relegation zone.
Huddersfield Town 1-3 Chelsea
Burnley 1-0 Stoke City
Crystal Palace 2-1 Watford