London, England (Betting Express) - Clint Dempsey's goal eight minutes from time helped Fulham to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Craven Cottage on Monday, damaging the Champions League hopes of the Blues for next season.
Chelsea was in position to claim a third successive win after Frank Lampard's penalty kick at the end of the first half.
However, Dempsey got up to head a corner kick toward the net that took a slight deflection off of Chelsea's Gary Cahill before settling inside the post.
Chelsea drops to sixth in the league table, two points back of Tottenham and Newcastle for the fourth and final Champions League spot.
The hosts felt unlucky just before the break when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Chelsea's Salomon Kalou went down under challenges from Fulham duo Danny Murphy and Stephen Kelly.
There didn't appear to be a lot of contact but Lampard stepped forward and buried his 150th Premier League goal.
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech made a nice reaction stop to keep out a header from Aaron Hughes, but the subsequent corner kick saw Dempsey come to the rescue of the hosts with his 16th league goal of the campaign.
Everton 4, Sunderland 0
Liverpool, England - Everton used a second-half surge to coast home to a 4-0 win over Sunderland at Goodison Park on Monday, continuing a good run of form for the Toffees.
A scoreless first half gave way to a four-goal second half from the home side, which took the lead after 52 minutes through Magaye Gueye's first goal of the season.
But it wasn't until the final 15 minutes that the points were safe as Steven Pienaar's curling effort doubled the advantage while Leon Osman added a third goal just one minute later.
Substitute Victor Anichebe capped the scoring in the 81st when his shot took a wicked deflection off of Sunderland's Jack Colback on its way past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
David Moyes has watched his team claim 10 points from its last four games to go four points clear of Liverpool in seventh place.
Newcastle 2, Bolton 0
Newcastle, England - Newcastle closed the gap on fourth-place Tottenham following a 2-0 victory over Bolton at Sports Direct Arena on Monday.
The Magpies have been in a great run of form with four successive wins ahead of Monday's clash, while Bolton had claimed three wins in its last four games to improve its survival hopes.
But it wasn't until the 73rd minute that the two sides were separated by a moment of individual brilliance from Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa.
The Frenchman turned past a defender with the ball in his own half and embarked on a run past three Bolton players before calmly rolling it beyond goalkeeper Adam Bogdan once he got into the penalty area.
Papiss Cisse killed the game off seven minutes from time for the hosts when he finished off a cross from substitute Shola Ameobi to notch his 10th goal in nine matches.
The win moves Newcastle level on points with Tottenham, while Chelsea sits two points back in the race for a top-four place.
Norwich City 2, Tottenham 1
London, England - Tottenham sustained a surprising 2-1 defeat at White Hart Lane against Norwich City on Monday to put a dent in its Champions League hopes.
After draws in three of its last four games Monday's result drops Spurs into a tie with Newcastle for fourth place, with the club holding an edge in goal difference.
Norwich was a team tipped to battle relegation after being promoted from the Championship last season, but the Canaries have moved into the top half of the table after Elliot Bennett's second-half goal on Monday broke a 1-1 deadlock.
Anthony Pilkington scored after 13 minutes to put the visitors ahead, while Jermain Defoe equalized before the break.
However, Bennett netted his first goal of the season after halftime with a shot that made its way through traffic and past goalkeeper Brad Friedel.
Aston Villa 1, Stoke City 1
Birmingham, England - Aston Villa edged a bit further from the relegation zone on Monday after a 1-1 draw with Stoke City that saw the Potters score the equalizer in the final 20 minutes through Robert Huth.
With only one point from its last three games Aston Villa was in danger of being dragged into the relegation scrap.
But a classy goal from Andreas Weimann in the 32nd minute had Villa in front, only for Huth to equalize in the 71st when he got on the other end of Jermaine Pennant's free kick to head the ball past goalkeeper Shay Given.
Stoke resides safely in the middle of the league with only one loss in its last five matches, while Villa moves seven points above the bottom three.