Chelsea one 'little step' from title, says Conte

Opta have confirmed that Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has now been awarded his 11th assist of the Premier League campaign.

Chelsea's Diego Costa, right, competes for the ball with Middlesbrough's Calum Chambers during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Monday, May 8, 2017. "No chance! That was meant for Costa all day long, I'm taking this one".

They are now in a position to secure the trophy, their second in the last three seasons, with just two points in the next three games.

Former Chelsea winger Clive Walker believes Middlesbrough let their fans down with their inept performance at Stamford Bridge against the Blues on Monday night. You must divide the fault of this, for this reason we started this season to solve problems and to find the right solution to change the situation that was created in the last season.

"Now we are very close", Conte said. He became the first player to record the 10 assist in the six different season in the premier league.

"This step was big, a big step for us".

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


"For sure this moment is a really good moment for us as we are so close to reaching a fantastic target for us".

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has insisted that his future will not be decided until after the season.

"Cesc is showing to be a fantastic player and I'm pleased for him because I've seen this season that he puts himself in this team in every moment, if he played or if he didn't play, and now he deserves this".

Teams which do not have "big possession" and no European commitments have won the Premier League title this season and the last, said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, in what seemed like a dig at Chelsea and Leicester City.

"We hope to do it at the first attempt".

Conte had made a point of going over to the Middlesbrough players, applauding their travelling support in the Shed end, at the final whistle to show his own appreciation of the Boro fans in the aftermath of their relegation.


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