Chelsea knew that they needed to win against Wigan Athletic, as their rivals for third place Tottenham Hotspur had beaten Newcastle United in the lunchtime kickoff. They started slowly but took the lead after 22 minutes through a well taken Ramires goal.
The Blues doubled their lead after the break, Eden Hazard getting a goal on his return from suspension. Wigan retorted less than a minute later through Shaun Maloney, and it made for a nervous end to the second half.
Frank Lampard made it 3-1 after 86 minutes and Marko Marin scored his first goal for the club after coming on as a substitute. This meant that Chelsea kept hold of third place, a point clear of Tottenham.
Despite the result being better than the loss to Newcastle, the performance was not as good, and until Lampard scored the third goal it felt as though the Blues were going to throw it away.
Here are six things we learned from what turned out to be a comprehensive victory over Wigan Athletic.