LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea boosted its hopes of securing Champions League football for next season by beating 10-man Stoke 1-0 on Saturday while Queens Park Rangers' controversial 2-1 loss to relegation rival Bolton reignited the debate over goal-line technology.
Didier Drogba's 68th-minute goal -- his 100th in the Premier League -- rescued the win for Chelsea in its first league game since firing manager Andre Villas-Boas, drawing the team level on points with fourth-place Arsenal.
Liverpool lost 1-0 at Sunderland to leave the League Cup winners 10 points off Chelsea and Arsenal, which hosts Newcastle on Monday.
QPR was denied a goal when officials failed to spot Clint Hill's header clearly cross the line, at 0-0 against Bolton. The defeat dropped the team into the relegation zone.