Chelsea has one hand on Premier League trophy after latest win

Hope Soto
May 14, 2017

With second-placed Tottenham suffering a 1-0 defeat to West Ham United in the London Derby, Chelsea put itself in prime position to pick up a second league title in three years.

"We are very close, but we need another step to become champions of the Premier League, which would be a fantastic achievement for us".

Mourinho promoted promising youngster Thibaut Courtois in favour of Cech as his goalkeeper and acquired Cesc Fabregas and 20-goal striker Diego Costa in the summer having purchased Willian and Nemanja Matic in the previous two windows. Here's a look at how some of the Blues' key performers in the victory over Boro - namely Alonso, Azpilicueta and Pedro - reacted to the huge win on Twitter...

Antonio Conte has stressed the work across the club that has gone into taking Chelsea to the brink of a Premier League title in his debut season. Chelsea next defeated Southampton before a win at Everton and Monday night's success against Boro.

With just one win needed from their last three Premier League games to secure the sixth top flight title in their history, Chelsea have had a remarkable season. They are a strong team, a good coach and the atmosphere will be very hot. In this situation we showed a great will and desire to win the title.

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"It's been different year for me", Fabregas said.

Eden Hazard is Chelsea's most exciting player and has produced several moments that have been vital to his side's resurgent season. We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom. 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.

"We've had 36 games with two to go and it's been a tough season", added the manager. His 289 tackles since he moved to England at the start of last season is more than any other player.

None of the 21 Premier League meetings between these sides have ended goalless - the Baggies have only played more games without a nil-nil against Arsenal and Spurs (22) in the competition.

They recovered with interim boss Guus Hiddink in charge, eventually finishing in tenth place, and their rise has continued this season under Antonio Conte, who has all-but led the club to the title in his first season as manager.

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