Chelsea beats Middlesbrough, one win away from EPL title

However, Conte, after a hard first couple of months, has rejuvenated the side and will complete a full circle if they beat West Brom on Friday night to reclaim the Premier League title.

The Spain global delivered a majestic display in his side's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough on Monday (8 May) but has only started 11 Premier League games this season and has had to make do with being N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic's understudy.

Asked what he had said to his players following the Middlesbrough win, Conte replied: "The message was now we need to take another step".

Conte's side need only three more points to become champions for the sixth time in the club's history as they approach the game against the Baggies.

"But for sure, we did a big step". For sure it won't be easy, because West Brom is a really good team, a physical team, and we must pay great attention. But my players showed me great commitment, great focus, will and desire to overcome this moment.

The midfielder made only his 11th Premier League start of the season but he was clearly the London football club's match-winner, inventively creating goals for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic either side of half-time at Stamford Bridge.

The Spurs Will Have to Continue Playoff Push Without Tony Parker
On Wednesday, Parker became the ninth player in National Basketball Association postseason history to reach 4,000 career points. Although the loss of Tony Parker is a major blow to the San Antonio Spurs, there is some hope for Spurs fans.

Monday saw Conte's Chelsea beat Middlesbrough 3-0 in a very lopsided defeat that was of major effect for the opposition as well.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reckons winning the Premier League title with Chelsea this season will be all the sweeter after their struggles last term. When we analyse it in Geneva [at coaching conferences], we always analyse the Champions League and I must say, in some seasons, the team who had low possession won the Champions League.

"Every opponent who goes there has a hard game". Now there is a good opportunity because Tottenham's defeat was, for us, a good opportunity to take three points and try to win the title before the end of the season.

"Over the last two seasons teams who were not involved in Europe at all have won the league", the Frenchman said. We are showing that we deserve to win the league.

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

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