Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 (Photo: AP)
Chelsea kept up its title charge in the Premier League by easily beating 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday, with Diego Costa scoring his league-leading 11th goal of the season.
Costa downed a cross from Oscar to volley in the opening goal in the 11th minute at Stamford Bridge and Eden Hazard doubled the lead in the 25th after a corner from Cesc Fabregas.
Any hopes of a West Brom comeback were ended when Claudio Yacob was given a straight red card for a challenge on Costa in the 29th. Chelsea cruised the rest of the way and easily could have added a third goal with better finishing.
Chelsea provisionally extended its lead over second-place Southampton to seven points, and stayed eight ahead of defending champion Manchester City.
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