Chelsea one win away from Premier League title

Sandy Mccarthy
May 19, 2017

Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa started and sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of reclaiming the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a whiz-bang 3-0 win on Monday.

The home side were buoyant from the off, with goals from Diego Costa (23′), Marco Alonso (34′) and Nemanja Matic (65′) proving more than enough to consign Steve Agnew's waning side to their fate.

"Friday we have the first chance, but we must know to play against West Brom is not easy".

And defeat for Middlesbrough saw their place in the Championship confirmed for next season after a disastrous top-flight campaign, a term which has seen them win just five times in 36 games, and sit seven points adrift of safety.

'This is another big step for me, ' he said.

"Now we need to do another step".

Our feature immediately after the game urged the player to snub overtures from Liverpool and Manchester United and become the main man under Conte next season.

"We're very close. We must be honest".

The Belgian goalkeeper has not forgotten last season's woes, and says the ability Chelsea have shown to bounce back after the heavy criticism the team received should be applauded if the club manage to lift a fifth Premier League title at the end of the season.

Another Fabregas assist, his 11th in a season which has seen him been a bit-part player and while he may well be moving on in the summer, there is no denying that his contributions have been huge in this campaign.

CHELSEA will be crowned Premier League champions if they beat West Brom on Friday.

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"At this stage it was important to win and exploit Tottenham's defeat".

Chelsea need just one more win to clinch the title in the Italian's debut season at the helm and could claim a domestic double, having reached the FA Cup final.

"Every opponent who goes there has a hard game".

"To lose tonight and lose our Premier League status is a massive and bitter disappointment".

"To arrive at this moment, with this great opportunity, we worked very hard for the whole season and now it's important to be ready and try to take this step and then to celebrate together". This season we bounced back quickly. "It's great for me and my players". "Obviously we've come up short". Players, staff, myself, ' skipper Ben Gibson said.

"We were reasonably well organised, but at the same time we didn't get a foothold in the game for long enough".

"The task now is to put a performance on for the supporters on Saturday".

"It's great to breathe this atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and to hear your fans with this enthusiasm and passion", Conte said after the game. "They are eighth in the league and have had a very good year".

The visitors' night began with a bump.

Agnew declined to comment on a minor nudge in rush-hour traffic which contributed to the delayed arrival of the Boro bus.

Agnew declined to comment on the matter. "The disappointment is losing the game". The Chelsea midfielder, who also won the PFA award, finished ahead of team-mate Eden Hazard.

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