Information For You Chelsea Moves to Verge of Premier League Title

The result also ensured that Middlesbrough, just one season after it returned to the Premier League, would be relegated to the Championship, English soccer’s second tier, for next season.

Chelsea, though, now needs only one win from its final three matches to regain the title it lost in spectacular fashion last season, when the reigning champions finished 10th and José Mourinho, their manager, lost his job.

Antonio Conte, Mourinho’s replacement, led a revitalization of a team that has been no less eye-catching. Chelsea has held an uninterrupted lead atop the league since December, pulling away while its supposed peers — Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal — have been left to scrap for the final available places in next season’s Champions League.