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 Chelsea vs Middlesbrough 

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Stamford Bridge

Date: 8th May 2017

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Live in-play betting – 

League leaders Chelsea can confirm Middlebrough’s relegation with a win in this game, while Boro can reduce the point gap between Chelsea and Tottenham with shock a victory.

Chelsea are champions elect – they are 4 games away from being crowned the league champions.

The Blues currently have 81 points after 34 games, 4 points more than their London rivals Tottenham who are breathing down their neck.

They have 4 wins from their last 5 games with 1 loss.

They have solid home form having won 5 of their last 6 home games in the league – the only exception being their shock 1-2 home loss to Crystal Palace.

They are currently on a run of 2 straight wins and they will be looking to extend that with a win in this game.

Middlesbrough can be relegated from the top flight if they lose this game – they are currently 19th in the league table after collecting just 28 points from 35 league games this season.

Their recent has been good – they took 4 points from their last 2 games.

They will be hoping to cause a major upset with a win that will blow the title race wide open.

Away from home, they have lost 8 of their last 10 games, drawing the other 2 and they have conceded 4 goals in each of their last 2 away games.

Unsurprisingly, bookmakers make Chelsea massive favourites at odds of 1.16.  Middlesbourough are currently 17.0 to win at the Bridge.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Chelsea last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (a)Everton 0-3 W
25/04/17 (h)Southampton 4-2 W
22/04/17 (h)Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 W
16/04/17 (a)Manchester United 2-0 L
08/04/17 (a)Bournemouth 1-3 W
 
Middlesbrough last 5 matches (most recent first):
30/04/17 (h)Manchester City 2-2 D
26/04/17 (h)Sunderland 1-0 W
22/04/17 (a)Bournemouth 4-0 L
17/04/17 (h)Arsenal 1-2 L
08/04/17 (h)Burnley 0-0 D

Last time they met: Middlesbrough 0-1 Chelsea

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Premier League Fixtures:

Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Manchester City 12 11 1 0 40 7 +33 34
2 Manchester United 12 8 2 2 27 6 +21 26
3 Chelsea 12 8 1 3 23 10 +13 25
4 Tottenham Hotspur 12 7 2 3 20 9 +11 23
5 Liverpool 12 6 4 2 24 17 +7 22
6 Arsenal 12 7 1 4 22 16 +6 22
7 Burnley 12 6 4 2 12 9 +3 22
8 Watford 12 5 3 4 19 21 -2 18
9 Brighton & Hov… 12 4 4 4 13 13 +0 16
10 Huddersfield Town 12 4 3 5 8 17 -9 15
11 Newcastle United 12 4 2 6 11 14 -3 14
12 Leicester City 12 3 4 5 16 18 -2 13
13 AFC Bournemouth 12 4 1 7 11 14 -3 13
14 Southampton 12 3 4 5 9 14 -5 13
15 Stoke City 12 3 4 5 15 24 -9 13
16 Everton 12 3 3 6 12 24 -12 12
17 West Bromwich Albion 12 2 4 6 9 18 -9 10
18 West Ham United 12 2 3 7 11 25 -14 9
19 Swansea City 12 2 2 8 7 15 -8 8
20 Crystal Palace 12 1 2 9 6 24 -18 5

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