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5 things we learned from the Premier League this weekend

Chelsea's midfielder Pedro scores against Everton Chelsea's midfielder Pedro scores against Everton
Montrelle Montesinos | 03 May, 2017, 19:38

Chelsea are likely to need a replacement for Diego Costa, who seems attracted by a move to China at the end of the season and who was out of sorts on Sunday.

A superb second-half strike by Pedro and late goals from Gary Cahill and Willian ended Everton's run of eight successive home wins and had piled the pressure on Spurs, who were playing afterwards. If we don't win against Middlesbrough (next Monday) then you lose this great win. We'll look to end the season positively and push on next season. "This season is hard". We scored a good second goal, although maybe it was a bit lucky, and a fantastic third, so it feels good.

Throughout his Blues career, the Spain worldwide has excelled as a right-back, a left-back and a centre-half and in the latter position on Sunday, he kept out Lukaku with two tackles, four clearances, three successful aerial duels and a whopping six interceptions - the latter statistic being the best return of any player on the pitch.

Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the Premier League and has been in brilliant form for Everton this season. But Gabriel Jesus' equaliser left Boro six points off safety with only three games left. As Champions League perennials with a massive global fanbase, the Gunners are still the dominant club in north London.

- Wenger unimpressed -Wenger - whose future at Arsenal is mired in doubt - gave credit to Spurs for deserving to beat them but was unimpressed by the fact that the Gunners would finish below their rivals for the first time in his long tenure. That is the direction we want to go in. "We now hope Tottenham drop points".

The 22-year-old's patience was rewarded with 90 minutes in the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham last month, however, and his manager has again stressed his importance to the team as the campaign enters the final handful of games.