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Chelsea now 3 points away from title, as Middlesbrough are relegated

20 May 2017, 02:12 | Charlene Valdez

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Fabregas breaks Premier League assist record for Chelsea

A win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday will secure the title in coach Antonio Conte's first season at Chelsea.

After losing to goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic, Agnew explained: "Everybody's devastated".

Having seen Tottenham falter on Friday with defeat at West Ham, Chelsea set about taking advantage of the opportunity to extend their lead immediately.

"It was a big step forward to win against a side fighting for their lives".

"Those fans deserve Premier League football and we haven't given them that. We need another win and then to celebrate another fantastic target for us".

"Our worst moment was after the (Manchester) United defeat (last month) because Tottenham were winning".

Now Conte is on course for a double, with the Blues facing Arsenal in the FA Cup final on May 27.

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

"Now we are very close", Conte said.

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

The Italian took time to stop and speak to interim manager Agnew en route to the Boro fans. 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.

Having started the season in bad form, following a write-off of a season, Chelsea found their mojo when Antonio Conte shifted to a back three and since then, their season has taken only one trajectory. We must be pleased. This was a great performance, and another step to the title. I saw this season he put himself in this team in every moment if he played, or if he didn't play.

"I think the most important thing is the football club, a terrific football club...it's not about my situation, it's about finishing the season well and making sure Middlesbrough can bounce back".

"Now we have three chances to exploit, to become champions". Chelsea went on to finish 10th as Leicester claimed a surprise crown. "It's a really disappointing evening".

"It could have been 6-0, but the fans didn't stop singing, wherever we've been this season they've been the same", he said.

"We've lost the last couple at home without scoring a goal".

"They will give us a very hard game there and we have to stay focused like we were at Everton and against Middlesbrough".

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