Chelsea eased to a 5-0 victory against a much-changed Stoke City side in their English Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
At the interval, the mood around Stamford Bridge was infectious as the points were seemingly in the bag and the Blues nearly paid the price for switching off as Charlie Adam released Sadio Berahino for a one-on-one but Thibaut Courtois was alert to the danger and made a vital stop to preserve his clean-sheet.
Even if a successful title defence is unlikely, there is still silverware up for grabs in three other competitions in the second half of the season. I'm very pleased with the performance of all my players and to finish with another clean sheet. To be able to do this with your first chance, I will remember this year forever. We must go game by game.
Chelsea's squad is stocked so heavily with talent that the absences of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Andreas Christensen in the interests of squad rotation went nearly unnoticed against hapless Stoke yesterday. The Englishman was superb in midfield and played a great role in supporting N'Golo Kante.
Vardy has always been a thorn in the side of the Merseysiders and he took his tally to seven in eight appearances against them, but Jurgen Klopp's side have someone in even better form and they needed him to finally overcome another nemesis in Claude Puel.
Powerball jackpot at $384M for Saturday drawing
You have a chance to make your life a lot richer as this year draws to a close, or you can wait until the day after 2018 arrives. The last time there was a Powerball jackpot victor was October 26 with a single ticket worth $191.1 million.
Danny Drinkwater further dampened Stoke's spirits six minutes later as he rifled a half-volley home from almost 25 metres to score his first-ever goal for the club.
Davide Zappacosta scored a late fifth from 20 yards out as the Blues made it five wins from their last six games.
"I made decisions that I feel will help us, certainly with the game on Monday". It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I am happy to be here and I am enjoying my football, so I am very delighted with everything.
"We've got Joe Allen available, (Xherdan) Shaqiri available, (Eric Maxim) Choupo-Moting, Kurt Zouma as well".
Erik Pieters could return, however, after missing the last two games with a hip injury. I don't know if [they will be ready for] the next game but for sure the game against Norwich.
He's making $6.5 million annually to talk about football, and not have the insane stress that comes with being an NFL head coach. According to the ESPN report, the Raiders' offer to Gruden could include an ownership stake in the team.
City officials say the fire swept through the building after a 3-year-old boy in a first-floor apartment turned on a stove burner. D&E Equities said through spokesman Ronn Torossian that it is communicating with the city about the Thursday fire in the Bronx.
The FBI estimates that roughly 400 cases of swatting occur annually, with some using caller ID spoofing to disguise their number. But Finch's mother told the Kansas paper that her son "doesn't play video games" and had "better things to do with his time".
Details about this year's event have been dropped this week, teasing yet another festive New Year's Day celebration for everyone. Ryan Seacrest will host the countdown festivities, as he has for the past 12 years.
Apple also said it will release a new iOS update that will allow users to see more about the health of their phone's battery. To make amends, Apple will temporarily drop the price of replacement batteries to $29 starting in late January.
SoftBank is scooping up a large chunk of Uber's shares after it opened a tender offer, reports the Wall Street Journal . The deal nevertheless sharply discounts Uber's value, which previous year was estimated at nearly $70 billion.
Eastern to compete for an unusually large jackpot of $12,000, the company behind the app tells Business Insider . No, there is not a single cheat code available for HQ Trivia but there is a small trick , however.
An out-of-court settlement in which the city agreed to pay the Garner family $5.9 million was announced in 2015. After a video of Garner's death went viral, activists gathered across the nation to protest police brutality.
The superstar of Tamil cinema has kept his fans, fellow actors and political commentators on tenterhooks for several months now. Watch the debate over Thalaivar's politics plunge. "Everyone keeps saying that I'm procrastinating needlessly.
Camera IconApple Chief Executive Tim Cook posed for a selfie with customers during the debut of the iPhone X at an Apple Store. Adding $89.2 million in equity award , Cook brought home a whopping $ 102 million in 2017, minus compensations.
In addition, the Library's normal role is as a curator, preserving information that's thought to be most significant or valuable. But starting on the first of January, the archiving will become selective; only tweets that are deemed newsworthy will be kept.
Dangerously cold wind chills
Decreasing cloud cover, becoming partly cloudy will allow for additional cooling, with lows 5 to 15 below zero. Be sure to take extra precaution by covering exposed skin, wearing extra layers, a coat, and gloves.
Oil Breaks Above $60 on Increasing Demand
Production edged lower in the most recent week, dropping to 9.75 million bpd, down from 9.79 million bpd a week earlier. As temperatures have dropped across the USA , analysts said fuel consumption should also rise.
USA condemns arrest of anti-government protesters in Iran
In Mashhad, Iran's second most populated city, police confronted the demonstrators with water cannons and tear gas. However, he noted that a call for "No to high prices" protests had been circulated on the messaging app Telegram.
Mayor: 2 dead in shooting, 1 wounded but stable
Officials did not say what business was involved, but the Long Beach Press-Telegram reported it was a law office located at 350 E. Brad Johnson. "Suspect is also believed to be deceased at the scene", the Long Beach police department tweeted.
Davis inks 3-year deal with Rockies
Since he became a full-time reliever in 2014 for the Kansas City Royals , Davis has been one of the best relievers in baseball. The Cubs do have all those young position players, and remember that Davis was acquired in an offseason trade with the Royals.
Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church
On Palm Sunday in April, terrorists staged an explosion in the main church of the city of Tanta, where about 30 people died. Police inspect the site of an attack on a church in the Helwan district south of Cairo , Egypt December 29, 2017.
Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ pass through the FCC
The company even recalled that Galaxy Note model after reports of its explosions being surfaced worldwide. It looks like there could be a problem with the battery on some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 handsets.
Returning gifts may be harder than just keeping them
Amazon will let you return a gift for an Amazon gift card credit and won't tell the gift giver of your return plans. After you take care of the gifts you didn't want, it'll allow for time to enjoy those presents you do like.