The emotionally-charged and drama-infused display of passion following Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Stoke City shows just how massive the result proved to be for the club.
Although the game lacked a large number of goals, the sheer exhilaration with which the Blues reacted displayed just how crucial the result was for them.
Unreal scenes of Antonio Conte climbing the dugout* went viral within seconds, and the reactions of players on the pitch right after Gary Cahill’s late goal summed it all up.
Just moments after Cahill netted in his 87th minute winner, the whole contingent of men in blue erupted in jubilation as the captain was mobbed up by his team-mates.
Cahill was seen running towards to Fabregas along with his other comrades, while Costa burst out shouting as Stoke City players in the background bore absolutely dejected looks on their faces.
The victory has now taken Chelsea 13 points above their nearest rivals with 10 more games left to play this season.