Chelsea stars react to massive win over Middlesbrough

Chelsea are just one win away from winning the Premier League title

Chelsea are one step closer to securing Premier League glory after a dominant 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough last night.

Asked to compare the successes with Chelsea, the Belgium goalkeeper said: 'It's hard to say because obviously in the first year I came here, I came from winning the league in Spain and straight away we won the league, so that was very nice.

Boro drop to the Championship after one season back among the elite, joining Sunderland in sinking into the second tier.

"For sure it won't be easy, because West Brom is a really good team, a physical team, and we must pay great attention".

Antonio Conte has revealed he ranks the Premier League title as another "big step" in his football career. We need to take three points to win the title. "The new manager came in at the beginning of the season, we won some games but then we lost, and there was again a lot of criticism", he said.

Despite his side's total control of the game, the ever feverish Conte prowled the touchline as usual, gesticulating wildly and yelling commands to his players.

Fabregas became the first player in the history of the Premiership who had 10 or more assists in 6 different seasons.

Fabregas initially struggled for starts under Conte, but the Italian hailed the midfielder after he set up goals for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic - either side of Marcos Alonso's effort.

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And so, another routine victory for Antonio Conte's champions elect, who could seal the deal if/when they manage to beat West Brom this coming Friday.

"Now we are very close", Conte said.

"It's been a hard year for me".

The France worldwide, who is set to win his second top-flight title in as many seasons in England, will be needed at West Brom where Chelsea have won just once in their last five visits. We must be pleased.

'I had dinner with my family, with my wife and daughter, I didn't watch the match but afterwards the surprise was great, honestly'. "It's been a tough season".

"And then everything moving forward will be towards getting Middlesbrough Football Club back into the Premier League as soon as possible". This was a great performance, and another step to the title. We must focus and prepare well for this game.

"We're leaving it late but we've still got three games left to get 50 points, there's still a desire in the group to do that and we want to finish strong".

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