'One More', Conte Tells Chelsea Players Ahead Of Friday Showdown

Chelsea were heading for a comfortable 3-0 victory over an increasingly despondent Middlesbrough side facing relegation but still manager Antonio Conte could not sit down and enjoy the moment at Stamford Bridge on Monday.

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

And defeat for Middlesbrough saw their place in the Championship confirmed for next season after a disastrous top-flight campaign, a term which has seen them win just five times in 36 games, and sit seven points adrift of safety.

"Everyone went out and enjoyed themselves and there was a little bit of pressure off, although that can sometimes be bad when you relax and do not do the right things". Scoring goals wins football matches and we haven't done that enough this season. It's great. Now we need to do another step. We have the possibility to do this on Friday against West Brom, but for sure it won't be easy because West Brom are a really good, physical team so we must pay attention. "We have to rest well and prepare for West Brom".

Cesar Azpilicueta did his best imitation of Fabregas as he found Alonso at the back post to directed his volley past Guzan in the 34th.

What a season it has been for Chelsea and their manager.

Antonio Conte's side know they will become Premier League champions in the Italian's first season at the helm if they defeat Tony Pulis' men on Friday night. He he didn't play a lot at the start.

Commitment and hard work are buzzwords for the 47-year-old Conte but he urged his players to enjoy their moment.

Moses said the position has added responsibilities at both the attacking and defensive ends, but he is enjoying the experience with every game. This development of Cesc is our development. "He put himself in the team", Conte revealed. "Now he's deserving this".

In the second half also, Chelsea dominated the game and did not give any chance to Middlesbrough to make any threatening move.

The Spain global began this season's campaign outside the Chelsea first team and Fabregas acknowledged it was hard to get used to not being an integral part of Antonio Conte's plans.

"Obviously we've come up short".

Boro's visiting supporters were applauded by Conte afterwards and Agnew believes the fans deserve EPL football again. "We will see how Chelsea respond next season". The infrastructure is all there. "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". We have two games to go. "We need another step and then to celebrate".

Middlesbrough Head Coach, Steve Agnew says everything going forward will be geared towards getting the club back to the Premier League.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper.

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