Cesc Fabregas stars as Chelsea move closer to EPL title

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says his players are not getting carried away despite being very close to winning the Premier League title ahead of Friday's tie against West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Should Conte's side beat a West Brom team with little to play for they will become champions with two games to go.

Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic all found the net as Conte's men condemned their struggling visitors to relegation in emphatic fashion and eased seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham, who suffered a shock defeat against West Ham last Friday. This step was big for us, a big win.

"Now we need to do another step". You can not buy big players and say: "We do not want the ball".

Also, the Blues have a chance for another trophy, because they are playing in the FA Cup finals, against Arsenal. on 27th of May.

Boro, who needed an unlikely win against the champions-elect to have any hope of avoiding the drop, were outplayed on Monday night and suffered a record-equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League.

It was a performance which also put them within one win of the English Premier League title.

"Now there is the pressure, but now it's a good pressure, a pressure that this pressure must bring in our heart excitement".

"We are very close to reach a great target". Middlesbrough now have been relegated four times for the top-tier in the Premier League-era. "The responsibility of people who make the rules is always to encourage teams who want to play, because that is what you want to see". To see their fans clap their players, and the players to return those claps, despite the fact they had been relegated. that respect was lovely.

"But we must be pleased".

"Obviously I haven't played every game but I've played in the last 20 matches". I am a bit more relaxed.

With the nature of the EPL being physically tough, Wenger stated it will be hard for teams involved in European tournaments and that he is eager to see how league leaders Chelsea respond next season.

  • Steve Townsend