Chelsea came one step closer to lifting the trophy after a dominant win over Middlesborough.

The Blues are now just three-points away from their fifth Premier League title, but the win over Middlesborough was much more significant than that.

Blues striker Diego Costa gave the hosts the lead after 23 minutes at Stamford Bridge, as he scored his 20th league goal of the season, with Marcus Alonso and Nemanja Matic also on the score sheet.

Chelsea recorded their 300th home win in the modern English Premier League era – and became only the third team to do so.

They did it in front of a home crowd who now expect them to beat West Brom on Friday to seal a second title success in three seasons.

’s men recorded their 15th home win of the season – with Stamford Bridge becoming a fortress for the Blues in the modern era.

Manchester United lead the home wins in the modern top flight of English football with 347 wins – with Arsenal second with 306 home wins after a dominant 2-0 victory over Jose Mourinho’s men.

However, Manchester United have struggled this season – with just seven wins at home, with a dismal performance in their title charge.