Chelsea knew a win against Middlesbrough will almost guarantee the league title, and goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matic were all Antonio Conte’s men needed to defeat Steve Agnew’s woeful side.
With the win of so much importance to Chelsea, it as well guarantees that Boro will play in the Championship next season.
With Boro players looking dejected after the game, all they could do was applaud the Boro fans who made the trip to Stamford Bridge. Conte then showed his class as he shook the hands of every Boro player and then walked down the touchline to applaud the Boro fans as well.
Conte who has felt the pang of being relegated, shook virtually all the Boro players and staffs and paid respect to the away fans.