Fabregas masterclass leaves Chelsea one game from glory

"Now we have three chances to exploit, to become champions".

Matic, who scored the third goal against Boro on Monday, says Chelsea are trying to just focus on the next game against West Bromwich.

"It wasn't easy, but we did it". I'm used to playing week in week out through my career but I've matured a lot.

"We conceded two goals which we were unhappy with from a defensive point of view - it gave us a mountain to climb".

West Brom have won just once in nine league matches since beating Bournemouth to reach that total, but Pulis - while admitting Chelsea deserve to win the title - insists his side can ensure the champagne remains on ice for Antonio Conte's men.

Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at West Ham United. "It's great for me, great for the players and for the club".

"It's one more to go, we have two home games and one away so we're in a very good position now", England centre-back Cahill told the club website.

It is a far cry from the side that finished tenth after a dismal title defence last term.

They have also secured a place in the final of the FA Cup, where they will face Arsenal.

"This year it will be even more special, even more nice because last year was very bad".

Courtois spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, winning La Liga before claiming a Premier League title in his first season in English football.

"My message is now we need to take another step. It's a hard time and it's hard to think of now, but we have to make sure that we bounce back a lot stronger than we did last time we got relegated".

"We've pulled up short".

It was a contrasting emotion in the visitors dressing room, a place Middlesbrough boss Steve Agnew described as "very silent" following the final whistle. "That's every player, the staff, myself". It hasn't been good enough, we all know that.

"The most important thing at this time is the football club - it's a magnificent club". The supporters, stadium, training ground, the infrastructure.

As they did in the early Mourinho days, Chelsea now seem nearly unbeatable at times and their ruthless efficiency under Conte has the west London club dreaming of not only glory in the PL but more success back in the UEFA Champions League next season. A minor nudge in rush-hour traffic contributed to the delayed arrival of the Boro bus.

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