CHELSEA 3-0 MIDDLESBROUGH: DIEGO COSTA, MARCOS ALONSO AND NEMANJA MATIC GOALS PUT THEIR SIDE IN CONT
Diego Costa slots past Brad Guzan from inside the six yard box to put his side in the lead after 23 minutes
Chelsea is moving a step closer to clinching the Premier League title after thrashing Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge with an emphatic victory over Boro as they are relegated.
Diego Costa celebrates his opener after latching onto a defence-splitting pass from Cesc Fabregas
Antonio Conte's side are one win away from claiming the Premier League title as Middlesbrough are relegated with a dominant victory at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea overwhelmed Boro with goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic, and will be Premier League champions if they win at West Brom on Friday.
Boro will join Sunderland in the Championship next season as they are seven points adrift of safety with only two games left.
Steve Agnew's team were weak and they could have lost by more had the Chelsea been more ruthless in front of goal.
Chelsea played with the confidence of champions and, even if they do not complete the job against West Brom, will still have homes games against Watford and Sunderland to win a second title in three seasons.
There is also the prospect the league and FA Cup Double in Conte's first season in English football, with the cup final against Arsenal to come on 27 May.
Antonio Conte celebrates as he scream on the touchline after his team took the lead
Costa tumbles from a tackle by George Friend, the Chelsea striker believing he should have been given a penalty
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