Premier League: West Ham keeps pressure on Chelsea

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Winner at Burnley on Monday (2-1), with a double from Michail Antonio, West Ham remains in the game for qualification for the Champions League. The Hammers are 5th three points behind the Blues.

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By going to win at Burnley (2-1) on Monday, for the 34th day of the Premier League, thanks to a brace from his center forward Michail Antonio, West Ham kept the pressure on Chelsea in the race for the League of champions.

With 58 points, the Hammers regain 5th place in Tottenham (56 pts) and come back three lengths of the Blues who play their semi-final return of the Champions League against Real Madrid on Wednesday.

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Burnley, 16th with 36 points, is still not mathematically saved, but his nine points ahead of the red zone, four days from the end, are still a great insurance.

Burnley had however put in a favorable position thanks to a penalty obtained and transformed by Chris Wood, already author of a hat-trick against Wolverhampton (4-0) the previous day (1-0, 19th).

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Antonio succeeds in his comeback

Unfortunately for the Clarets, Michail Antonio, after missing three days for a muscle injury, signed his return.

By winning within six meters to regain a header from a cross from Vladimir Coufal first (1-1, 21st) then subtly deflecting a brushed cross from Saïd Benrhama then (2-1, 29th).

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Three important points for the Londoners of David Moyes who have a very affordable schedule for the end of the season with trips to the poorly classified Brighton (16th) and West Bromwich Albion (19th), before finishing at home against Southampton (15th) ).

Chelsea, for its part, will have a more busy schedule with the C1 and the England Cup final to be played against Leicester, but also more difficult with a trip to Manchester City on Saturday, or the reception of Leicester (3rd), again, for the penultimate trick.

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