Following a convincing 3-nil victory Chelsea are just one step away from being crowned Champions of England. While Middlesbrough’s status in the league has been confirmed as they head to the Championship next season.
Chelsea re-establish a seven-point lead over Tottenham. Antonio Conte’s men can now win the title before Spurs next play with victory at West Brom on Friday night.
Goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic were enough to give the league leaders maximum points as they cruised in front of their fans.
Costa scored his 20th league goal of the season, converting a pass from the excellent Cesc Fabregas, and Alonso netted from a similar position before half-time.
Matic struck in a second half which began with Pedro hitting the bar as Brad Guzan conceded through his legs for a third time.
Boro, now with one win in 19 league games, will be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next season after a record-equalling fourth demotion from the Premier League.