Chelsea face Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge tonight, as Antonio Conte’s side look to take one step closer to the Premier League title.
After Tottenham fell to a 2-0 defeat against West Ham on Friday, it left Chelsea with a straightforward task – win two games, and win the title.
With three of our final four fixtures at Stamford Bridge, and only one of those against a side in the top ten; it is very much our title to lose. However, Conte cannot allow the players to get complacent, there is will work to do.
Tonight’s opponents, Middlesbrough, are fighting for their place in the Premier League. Boro are seven points from safety, and will be relegated to the Championship if, as expected, Chelsea pick up all three points tonight.
The Blues will be without PFA Player of The Year N’Golo Kante this evening, who misses out through injury. Cesc Fabregas steps in. Here’s how both sides line up in full:
Chelsea team tonight: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. #CHEMID
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 8 May 2017
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) 8 May 2017