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Success so sweet for Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois after Jose Mourinho's dismal defence

And so, another routine victory for Antonio Conte's champions elect, who could seal the deal if/when they manage to beat West Brom this coming Friday.

Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Monday, May 8.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte hailed the performance of Fabregas in his post-match interview, telling reporters: "Cesc is one of the best examples of our season". The Brazilian-born Spanish striker has 20 goals and 6 assists in 33 league appearances.

"Over the last two seasons, teams who have not big possession have won the league", Wenger said.

"We're very close, and it will be very enjoyable after past year".

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"It's great to breathe this atmosphere at Stamford Bridge and to hear your fans with this enthusiasm and passion", Conte said after the game.

"It's great for me, for my players, for the club to see this great atmosphere", the Italian added.

'But this year was maybe even more special, because last year was a very bad year.

"This development of Cesc is our development, because we started the season with a lot of problems".

Fabregas became the first player in the history of the Premiership who had 10 or more assists in 6 different seasons.

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Jose Mourinho has always been second or first in terms of goal scoring. I don't think we have any chance of the top four.

"We can't just roll over and let them get the result they need to win the league. I repeat: it won't be easy".

Tottenham Hotspur lost 1-0 at West Ham United.

Chelsea next defeated Southampton before a win at Everton and Monday night's success against Boro. "Saying that I am leaving, but I am scoring goals, we are on top of the league, we can be champions".

"The target is very close and we must have enthusiasm, will, desire to take this target".

"We're absolutely devastated", he said and vowed that the team will come back stronger after the bitter blow of relegation.

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Needing victory to stand a realistic chance of preserving their top-flight status, Boro succumbed to a defeat that sent them into the Championship alongside northeast rivals Sunderland.



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