Sport: Chelsea relegate Middlesbrough and move within a win of the Premier League title

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 14:30

Chelsea condemned Middlesbrough to relegation and moved within one victory of the Premier League title with a 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Diego Costa scored the opener – his 20th league goal of the season – as the Blues’ eased to a comfortable victory which saw Boro join Sunderland in dropping down to the Championship.

Marcos Alonso then doubled the home’s side lead after Brad Guzan failed to deal with his shot in the first half.

Antonio Conte, who started with Cesc Fabregas to replaced the injured N’Golo Kante, saw his side continue to dominate with Pedro rattling the bar in the second half while the visitors offered little going forward in comparison.

And Nemanja Matic wrapped up victory with his first goal at Stamford Bridge which means Chelsea will clinch the title with victory against West Brom on Friday.