Chelsea stay top with win at West Ham

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(AP) -- Chelsea eked out a 1-0 victory at West Ham to stay five points clear in the Premier League on Wednesday, with the top five winning on a night English football held its breath after another player collapsed at White Hart Lane.

Eden Hazard headed in a first-half goal for Chelsea at Upton Park before the leaders rode their luck to stay on course for a second trophy this season to go alongside the League Cup they captured on Sunday.

"My team were brothers on the pitch and that is important if you are to win the most difficult league in the world," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said.


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