Antonio Conte is everyone's favourite manager after his classy Middlesbrough gesture

Defeat at Chelsea relegated Middlesbrough

Chelsea are now just one win away from becoming Champions, meaning the title race may end at West Brom on Friday night.

"Now we are very close", Conte said.

"This could be another big, big step for me", Conte added.

"Now we need to do another step".

Even if they slip up against the Baggies, Chelsea will still be overwhelming favourites given they need just three points from their final three league games this season to take the title.

Conte has been able to use a settled side in the Premier League without the extra playing demands of Europe - a point that has been raised by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho - so next season will be more of a slog.

Goals came from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso, and Nemanja Matic in an attack masterfully orchestrated by Cesc Fabregas at Stamford Bridge.

With the other two matches being at home to out-of-form Watford and already-relegated Sunderland, it's surely a formality for the Blues.

It was only Fabregas' second start since the beginning of April. At the start (he) didn't play a lot.

"Obviously I haven't played every game but I've played in the last 20 matches".


"We are still doing the right things, there is no complacency". "Now Cesc is showing himself to be a fantastic player".

My players are totally focused on the moment. "Now he's deserving this". N'Golo is having a great season for us, I am pleased for him and to receive the best player award is great because in this league we have a lot of fantastic players.

"Because I think this situation happens only in England".

Middlesbrough Head Coach, Steve Agnew says everything going forward will be geared towards getting the club back to the Premier League. "They are eighth in the league and have had a very good year".

"I'd have to pick him as one just to watch because I think he's awesome". "It's about the football club", he said.

So, with United out of the equation, the fight for the third and fourth places to guarantee Champions League football next term reaches a critical point.

"So we have to finish the season strong".

"There are three games to go but always the most important is the next one". Tomorrow's game is the most important one for us.

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