LONDON – Chelsea climbed back into third place in the Premier League on Sunday by capitalizing on Tottenham’s second straight loss.
Frank Lampard scored his 200th goal for Chelsea to help secure a 2-0 win over his former club West Ham, while Dimitar Berbatov also punished his old team by scoring at Tottenham to give Fulham a 1-0 victory.
While Manchester United has the title effectively wrapped up, the chase for the Champions League spots is still tense with Tottenham now just four points ahead of fifth-place Arsenal after having seen a 12-match unbeaten run end at Liverpool last Sunday.
Chelsea is four points behind second-place Manchester City, whose faint title hopes appeared to end by losing at Everton on Saturday. United is 15 points in front.