The English premier title was all but certain to be heading to Anfield before the abrupt interruption of proceedings owing to the outbreak of COVID - 19, but the race to finish in the top four places was far from finished.

City has pulled out of the dog fight by confirming their grip on the second spot as the leagues runners up behind champions Liverpool, but a recent slump in form by Brendan Rodger’s Leicester side, the inconsistency of Chelsea and the revival of United has added a twist to the race for the last two champions league places.

After united passed up the chance to leapfrog Leicester to the fourth spot on Tuesday night with a 2:2 score draw at home to Southampton, and Leicester shot themselves in the foot by capitulating to a 4:1 defeat at second to bottom Bournemouth, Lampard’s men had the advantage to open their lead in third to four points a tasked they huff and puff to achievement at home to bottom-placed Norwich city side.

On the night it was the much-criticized Olivier Giroud that has proven to be Chelsea’s main man at this tale end of the season that once again came up with the only goal of the night after connecting to a delightful cross from the impressive Christian Pulisic. The goal was perfectly executed in a typical Giroud fashion to make it 6 league goals in 8 starts. This opened a four-point advantage over Leicester in fourth and United in fifth both on 59 points.