Chelsea will clinch the Premier League if they win at the Hawthorns, as they are just one win away from the title in Conte's first season with the Blues. "This was a big, big step for us". We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position so we have a lot to play for. I must be pleased for the performance, for the commitment, for the desire, for the will of my players.
Boro were never really in the game after Diego Costa scored in the 23rd minute and goals from Marcos Alonso in the 34th and Nemanja Matic in the 65th wrapped up a comfortable win for Chelsea who need three points to claim the title.
The Blues were comfortably beaten by the Gunners in their trip to the Emirates Stadium in September, forcing Conte to change his tactics in a move that led to an incredible 13-game winning run from which they never looked back. "We will see how Chelsea respond next season".
Despondent Middlesbrough head coach Steve Agnew revealed the team's dressing room was "devastated" after the 3-0 defeat at Chelsea confirmed their relegation.
"It's not just tonight it's a full season", he told Sky Sports after the defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea, who recorded their 300th Premier League home win, will be crowned champions if they are able to win at West Brom on May 13.
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"We are very close".
"They were better than us in every department, it could have been 4-0, 5-0 or 6-0 in the end".
'We started this season with three wins, but honestly... Because the league is so physically hard, maybe it is very hard to cope with both.
We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom. I've left a very silent dressing room with everyone, staff and players, absolutely gutted.
And, if Chelsea don't secure the title at West Brom, they then have home games versus Watford and Sunderland to seal the deal.
He added: "It would be nice if we got a result to go around the pitch and appreciate our own supporters after that game", added defender Gareth McAuley. "We're doing our damndest to make it a competitive game and a good game".