John Terry's late winner kept Chelsea atop the English Premier League, while Arsenal sunk Sunderland 4-1 and Manchester City beat Stoke City 1-0 to keep pace with the Blues as Manchester United won at Crystal Palace 2-0.
England manager Roy Hodgson has reiterated his stance that Chelsea defender John Terry, who has retired from international football, will not be recalled for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
Jose Mourinho has called on his Chelsea reserves to prove their worth as the Blues continue their hectic December schedule with trips to Sunderland in the League Cup quarter-finals followed by a visit to Arsenal in the league.
The prolific Zlatan Ibrahimovic features alongside Celtic, France's women, John Terry and the most thrilling of title finales in Korea Republic in FIFA.com's latest stats review.
Despite surrendering a goal 14 seconds into the match, Chelsea beat Southampton 3-1 to go second in the English Premier League, while Manchester City are third after a 3-0 win over Swansea City as Hull City shocked Liverpool.
After Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur, Jose Mourinho has turned his attentions to their must-win UEFA Champions League group game with Steaua Bucharest, having lost their opening match with Basel.