Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois

Defeat at Chelsea relegated Middlesbrough

Defeat at Chelsea relegated Middlesbrough

"Now we need to do another step".

"It's very important for us to go step by step".

Chelsea could be crowned champions tomorrow if they beat West Brom at the Hawthorns. It won't be easy. For sure it won't be easy, because West Brom is a really good team, a physical team, and we must pay great attention.

Should Chelsea fail to take maximum points at The Hawthorns, subsequent home games against Watford and relegated Sunderland mean Conte's side have plenty of margin for error.

"Our worst moment was after the (Manchester) United defeat (last month) because Tottenham were winning".

Many people told me I'm not the type of player for Antonio, told me I should leave, but I like challenges and this was a big challenge.

Fabregas' improved displays have followed the same trajectory as Chelsea's, Conte says.

He is the second most fouled player in the league this season having been brought down 89 times as he attempts, on average, four dribbles-per-game.

'From that point of view I think it's very nice to hopefully be able to lift that Premier League title soon.

"The target is very close and we must have enthusiasm, will, desire to take this target". We will not wait so if it can happen on Friday let it be. We must focus and prepare well for this game.

"West Brom are strong and we have a lot of respect for them".

Diego Costa scored his 20th league goal of the season, converting a pass from the excellent Cesc Fabregas, and Marcos Alonso netted from a similar position before half-time, ahead of Nemanja Matic's second-half goal.

Eden Hazard is Chelsea's most exciting player and has produced several moments that have been vital to his side's resurgent season.

"We are still doing the right things, there is no complacency". I'm pleased for him.

His latest two assists came on Monday night in Chelsea's 3-0 win over Middlesbrough.

"Everyone is devastated", he admitted.

Antonio Conte will urge his Chelsea squad to enjoy the pressure of securing the Premier League title this weekend. "Obviously we've come up short". "I've left a very silent dressing room". Asked whether Chelsea had any injury issue to contend with, the Italian responded: "All my players are available for the game".

"From top to bottom we haven't been good enough. Chelsea are a top side and it's going to be really hard, but it would be nice to finish off on a high if we can".

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