Gary Cahill: 'Losing Premier League title now would leave Chelsea devastated'

Solenn Plantier
Mai 12, 2017

"Chelsea are a top side and it's going to be really hard, but it would be nice to finish off on a high if we can".

The Baggies are aiming to deny Chelsea the victory which would see Antonio Conte's side win the Premier League on Friday.

Should the Blues pick up three points tomorrow, they will become Premier League Champions. "We have to rest well and prepare for West Brom".

Asked to compare the successes with Chelsea, the Belgium goalkeeper told TalkSPORT: "It's hard to say because obviously in the first year I came here, I came from winning the league in Spain and straight away we won the league, so that was very nice".

"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", he said.

"In that moment my players showed me great commitment to overcome this moment and to try to win the league".

John Terry Antonio Conte Nemanja Matic Chelsea EPL
John Terry Antonio Conte and Nemanja Matic celebrate their win

Asked on Thursday to sum up the impending crowning of his team, former Italy manager Conte was quick to point out the state Chelsea were in when he was appointed past year.

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.

Conte believes Chelsea overcame their greatest challenge when defeat at Jose Mourinho's Manchester United last month cut their lead to four points over Tottenham, who the Blues then beat in the FA Cup semi-final. We must not forget we have to take three points in these three games. Tomorrow we have the first chance, the first opportunity to take three points. "It is normal to have a lot of speculation, on me the players the coaches, we can't lose the focus, now it is very important". "They deserve to be where they are and have been most consistent team". "We have everything in our hands". We decide our future.

The result left Chelsea needing one more win to clinch the title and it confirmed Boro's relegation back to the Championship.

"But it's important also in this moment to enjoy".

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Costa.

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