Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom, feels Courtois
09:41, May 16, 2017
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There was little Steve Agnew's side could do to stop a rampaging Chelsea from condemning them to the drop, with Deigo Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic finding the net in a 3-0 victory for the title favourites. Another championship could follow at West Brom on Friday.
"We have three games to go, three points we have to take to be champions", Matic said.
Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says that he is putting his future to one side until the end of the season.
"We are close and in football nothing is done until it's done".
Cesc Fabregas was handed a rare start for Chelsea in last night's Premier League tie against Middlesbrough, and he seized upon the opportunity with a spectacular Man of the Match performance.
"At this stage it was important to win and exploit Tottenham's defeat", he said. "And when I play against a winger.I understand what they are going to do before they try and go past me, so it makes it a lot easier". Because I saw in this season that he put himself in this team in every moment, if he played or didn't play.
"It's important because we earned to live this moment with good excitement".
Chelsea face Arsenal in the Cup final on May 27.
"Cesc is one of the best examples of our season", the manager was quoted as saying by the club's official site. We're still chasing a points tally that will keep us in eighth position so we have a lot to play for.
They take on Southampton at the Riverside before a trip to Anfield to sign off on their run in the Premier League. On the other, this match was devastating for Middlesbrough who is now relegated from the premier league.
"I have been learning a lot defensively".
Agnew said: "Everybody's devastated".
Courtois spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, winning La Liga before claiming a Premier League title in his first season in English football. We've just come away from a silent dressing. Everybody, staff and players, are absolutely gutted. We were reasonably well organised but we didn't get a foothold in the game for long enough in order to create chances.
I will play for the team and play for the club. "The supporters, the stadium, the training ground, the infrastructure is all there".
"To my players my message is now that we need to do another step".
The visitors' night began with a bump. Conte has made a huge impact in his first season at the Bridge, reviving a squad that imploded under Jose Mourinho last season. "The disappointment is losing the game". The Chelsea midfielder, who also won the PFA award, finished ahead of team-mate Eden Hazard.