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Brunt promises Chelsea tough test at West Brom

Brunt promises Chelsea tough test at West Brom

Chelsea will secure their fifth Premier League title if they win at The Hawthorns. This step was big for us, a big win. "We had to solve a lot of problems", Conte said at a news conference.

"Everybody's worked so hard for a number of years to get back into the Premier League and we know how tough the Premier League is and obviously we've pulled up short".

"We're leaving it late but we've still got three games left to get 50 points, there's still a desire in the group to do that and we want to finish strong". After switching to a 3-4-2-1 system, the Blues have been playing at an extremely high level, and Conte is very close to tasting success in his first season in England.

Fabregas then provided his 10th assist of the campaign for a record sixth different season as Nemanja Matic scored the third goal for Chelsea in the 65th minute of the match.

"It's not easy and people told me I'm not the type of player for Antonio and that I should leave, but I like challenges".

"It's great to score three goals, to create many chances and also for another clean sheet".

The former Italy coach was delighted with the way his players capitalised on Tottenham's shock defeat at West Ham on Friday and he believes Chelsea will be worthy champions if they clinch the title on Friday.

Middlesbrough were thumped away at Chelsea on Monday night but Ben Gibson won't have harmed his reputation with the West Brom manager watching on.

Chelsea host Watford and already-relegated Sunderland in their final two games before the FA Cup final against Arsenal on May 27.

'From that point of view I think it's very nice to hopefully be able to lift that Premier League title soon.

"It's important because we earned to live this moment with good excitement".

Conte has called on his players to maintain their focus and win the title at the first opportunity, on Friday at The Hawthorns.

The Blues won the 2014-15 title under Jose Mourinho, who was sacked for a second time as Chelsea boss seven months later.

"It was probably more comfortable last time but the run-in is always the same, there is always a stage in the season when it's going to be tight, when teams are putting pressure on and you're having to win".