Chelsea will clinch the Premier League if they win at the Hawthorns, as they are just one win away from the title in Conte's first season with the Blues.
"We are very close".
Having now lined out for Genk, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and racking up an impressive 48 appearances for Belgium, the Stamford Bridge no.1 has played in a huge number of games despite his tender years.
'For sure now I'm a bit relaxed. But for sure today we did a big step.
"It's our last game at home, and we've done reasonably well at home, so it would be nice to go out and get a result against them if we can", Brunt told British media. "Hopefully on Friday we can have the title", Fabregas said.
"But this year was maybe even more special, because last year was a very bad year".
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.
Marcos Alonso also found the net in the first half. "I feel the quality of my minutes has been fantastic, my contribution is perhaps bigger than a full season where I play every game", he added. And then he's playing in every game. This season we started with a lot of problems. But through hard work, together we found the right way. It's not important the single person: me, or the future for the players. "But they're the games everybody wants to play in, they're exciting games".
Fabregas created Chelsea's third which Nemanja Matic converted as the hosts laid siege to Boro's goal, with the final whistle bringing contrasting emotions. Now we need to do another step.
'I enjoy to have this type of big challenge, I need to have this type of situation'. In Italy it is very hard (to imagine) seeing a team relegated and the players receiving this. I've left a very silent dressing room.
"Obviously we've come up short".
Agnew, who took over in a caretaker capacity after Aitor Karanka was sacked in March, would not be drawn on whether he would like the role on a permanent basis. I think this development of Cesc is our development. All that matters is Middlesbrough Football Club - that's all that's ever mattered - and we, everyone connected with it, has let it down. All that matters is this football club. The infrastructure is all there.
"The fans didn't stop singing, wherever we've been this season they've been the same. It was a great performance, my players showed commitment and work-rate for three important points", he said.