Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has challenged his players to finish the job after beating Middlesbrough to move to within touching distance of Premier League glory.
Chelsea can secure the title with victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday after goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic ended Boro’s stay in the top division after only a season and re-established the London club’s seven-point lead at the top.
Conte said the team deserved to win the title and urged the players to take the final step at the Hawthorns on Friday.
The 54 year old said, ‘This was a big step for us. My message is now that we need to take another step, ‘We are very close. But we need to take another step to become champions, a fantastic achievement for us.’