Antonio Conte says Chelsea one 'little step' from title after Middlesbrough win

Cesc Fabregas urged Chelsea to wrap up the Premier League title on Friday after the leaders moved within touching distance of the silverware thanks to the Spaniard's inspired display. The same for the rest of the boys, it means that much and we haven't showed that.

Antonio Conte has suggested Cesc Fabregas has a future at Chelsea after he starred in the 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Whereas Tottenham Hotspur fluffed their lines at the London Stadium last Friday, Chelsea continued their title push on Monday night with the calmness and consistency we've come to expect from Antonio Conte's side this season.

"I feel the quality of my minutes whenever I've been on the pitch have been fantastic, so maybe my contribution has been even bigger than when I've played more in other seasons", Fabregas said after Monday's victory.

Jose Mourinho was in charge two years ago and Cahill, whose form has improved markedly under Conte, says the experience of becoming champions then has helped.

We have the opportunity to win the title on Friday but West Brom away is always hard to play, they are a good team with a good manager so we expect a hard game, but I am sure we will be ready for this.

"We're very close. We must be honest". We must not forget we have to take three points in these three games.

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'I know we're not there yet but we're very close and it will be very enjoyable after previous year'. I must be pleased for the performance, for the commitment, for the desire, for the will of my players.

"Everyone is devastated", he admitted.

"We've worked so hard for a number of years to get back into the Premier League and we know how tough the Premier League is". They join northeast rivals Sunderland in the Championship next season. "Obviously we've come up short".

Albion are now lacking in depth within the centre-back position with just Jonny Evans, Craig Dawson and Gareth McAuley the only recognised players.

No team have won fewer games than Middlesbrough have this season.

"We have to gain more points to finish strongly, then everything moving forward will be aimed at getting back into the Premier League as soon as possible".

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