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Blues home in on title as Boro drop

Blues home in on title as Boro drop

Chelsea have three chances to secure the three points needed to reclaim the championship after Monday night's 3-0 win consigned Middlesbrough to relegation and reopened a seven-point lead over Spurs.

He became the first player to record the 10 assist in the six different season in the premier league.

Goals came from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso, and Nemanja Matic in an attack masterfully orchestrated by Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge.

Asked about Fabregas' performance after the Middlesbrough win, Conte said: "Cesc is one of the best examples for our season because he didn't start a lot".

Cesc Fabregas admits it's been a hard season for him but believes he has "matured a lot" after ignoring those who suggested he could not thrive under Antonio Conte at Chelsea. We know West Brom are a hard team to play against. Last season was very bad and this season, don't forget, we started with a lot of problems. "Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player".

"But at the same time it is great to see a team, that got relegated, to see the fans of the club stay and clap their players".

"Now he is deserving this".

Conte's men can win the title before Spurs next play with victory at The Hawthorns on Friday night.

"It was a big win at this stage of the season".




"We have faced this situation in the right way".

He added: "It would be nice if we got a result to go around the pitch and appreciate our own supporters after that game", added defender Gareth McAuley.

"We are close and in football nothing is done until it's done".

An expected defeat meant they dropped out of the top flight after just one season, but at least they had a good memory to take away from one of their away days.

Boro fans took to Twitter to applaud Conte for his gesture, but one moment in particular was overlooked during the game and it involved the Chelsea manager's daughter, Vittoria.

It's not easy what has happened to me. It's been ongoing for as long as the season has been with us.

But Chelsea are expected to field a full-strength team, with N'Golo Kante in line to return after sitting out Monday's win over Middlesbrough.

"We haven't scored enough goals and ultimately you have to score goals to win football matches".


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