Chelsea netted two goals on both halves to condemn Everton to a 4-0 defeat at the Stamford Bridge.
It also marked the return of former manager Carlo Ancelotti who has been tasked with lifting Everton from the danger zone in the EPL.
Mason Mount opened the score sheet for Chelsea as he ended his 18 game drought in the 14th minute thanks to a Pedro assist.
- Arsenal beat West Ham to go five points behind Chelsea
- Chelsea beat Tottenham to go four points clear
Seven minutes later Pedro doubled the lead sending the ball past Pickford thanks to a Ross Barkley through pass.
The blues took control of the match from the beginning to end the first half with the lead.
In the second half, two goals in a span of three minutes sealed the three crucial points when Willian’s low shot and Giroud’s tap in went to the back of the net.
The win cements Frank Lampard’s fourth position with 48 points, five above fifth placed Wolves.
Everton remained at position 12 with 37 points risking to drop points if the results get any worse in the coming fixtures.