Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson: We deserve to go down. Everyone's responsible

Chelsea strode to within three points of clinching their fifth Premier League title with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday evening.

The Chelsea #4 is now the first player to record 10 or more assists across six different Premier League seasons.

The victory gives Chelsea 84 points from 35 matches, seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham, heading into Friday's potential title-clincher at West Brom. This is a big step because there are three games and we need to take three points to win the title.

"I am convinced you still need to have the ball to create goal chances and that you can not encourage, as well, youth teams to say: "We do not want the ball", Wenger said. For us it was very important to play and to win today. "We need to make sure Boro bounce back very quickly", said Agnew.

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"From that point of view I think it's very nice to hopefully be able to lift that Premier League title soon".

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.

I will play for the team and play for the club.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough were relegated last night following the defeat at Stamford Bridge.

CHELSEA goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes lifting the Premier League title this season would be all the more satisfying after last term's implosion under Jose Mourinho.

"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 haven't had enough wins and that's the key to the whole thing". For this reason I felt in my heart to go and clap these fans and also to say good luck for next season to every single player.

The 26-year-old Nigeria global Moses was previously sent out on loan for three consecutive seasons by manager Jose Mourinho before Conte arrived this season and changed Chelsea's main formation to 3-4-3. It won't be easy, but now we have three chances to exploit to become champions.

  • Julie Sanders