West Brom, meanwhile, have tailed off since securing Premier League safety, winning just one of their last nine, but they remain a highly creditable eighth in the standings. It won't be easy.
The Hawthorns have proven tricky hunting grounds in recent years, last year's 3-2 win ended a futile run of one draw and three defeats.
"We have three games to go, three points we have to take to be champions", Matic said.
"Now we are very close but we need to take another step".
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.
That is why he is able to register 11 league assists in as many starts during a season where he has played a second fiddle to other midfielders at the club.
"I've had to have patience and play for the team and hopefully we can win another title and win another [FA Cup] final". "I'm used to playing every single game for every club I've been at, but I feel I've matured a lot this year".
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Taylor had harsh words Jackson and Strong, the former Louisville and Texas coach who has been at USF since December. Jackson was released from county jail on a $9,500 bond less than an hour after he was booked Wednesday afternoon.
Conte and his coaching staff have improved his passing and he ranks seventh for completed balls this year.
"We are still doing the right things, there is no complacency".
Will Cesc play such a key role on Friday? I think this development of Cesc is our development. I'm pleased for him.
Antonio Conte's side have held on to top spot since mid-December and Monday's win over Middlesbrough ensured they will travel to the midlands knowing victory will see them crowned champions. "It's great for me and my players".
There are very few weaknesses in Chelsea's squad, but with long-time club captain John Terry set to leave because his contract is expiring and Branislav Ivanovic recently departed, the team's leadership group will be hit. "But they're the games everybody wants to play in, they're exciting games".
Since the start of April, WBA have won only two points from six Premier League games (W0 D2 L4) - the worst record in the competition in this period. "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".
"We have to gain more points to finish strongly, then everything moving forward will be aimed at getting back into the Premier League as soon as possible".