Chelsea One 'Little Step' From Title: Antonio Conte

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas was named man of the match against Middlesbrough

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas was named man of the match against Middlesbrough

Chelsea next face West Brom and a win will secure them the league.

At the bottom, Swansea climbed out of the bottom three after beating Everton 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium, leapfrogging Marco Silva's Hull after they suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at home to basement side Sunderland hours before.

Tottenham Hotspur's defeat at West Ham United last week, coupled with Chelsea's defeat of Middlesbrough on Monday, significantly eased the pressure during the run-in. We will display zero-tolerance with anyone who is found to have broken the law in this way.

"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".

Yesterday's fixture was always going to be tough for a team fighting to stay up.

The Blues travel to The Hawthorns needing a win to claim the league title, but as The Baggies are enjoying an impressive season of their own, Brunt is eager to reward their fans with one more home win. "In that moment my players showed me great commitment to overcome this moment and to try to win the league".

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

Assists for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic goals during the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough punctuated his masterful display, but it was only the absence of consensus player of the season N'Golo Kante that afforded Fabregas his opportunity.

There was not one "Eureka" moment where Conte thought Chelsea could win the title.

"They've been the most consistent team in the league this year and they come to our place with a chance of winning it". Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player.

Antonio Conte's switch to a back three at the start of October turned out to be a masterstroke but his defence will certainly be tested on Friday night.

"I must be honest, and I must be pleased for the performance, the commitment, the desire and the will of my players on the pitch".

And he is seeking a fourth consecutive championship in domestic football, while a double could follow as Chelsea play Arsenal in the May 27 FA Cup final.

Whilst their season has been underwhelming, they will hopefully be able to enjoy their last games in the Premier League. At the same time we have to keep the right concentration, to live the moment with calm, but with the right focus. We've not won enough games or scored enough goals.

"Tomorrow's game is the most important game for us".

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