Chelsea hopeful of sealing title at West Brom - Courtois

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Gary Neville believes that Antonio Conte has been able to bring the best out of David Luiz at Chelsea this season thanks to his switch of formation.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis is determined to prolong Chelsea's wait to be crowned Premier League champions when the sides meet at The Hawthorns on Friday. "I still think sport has to encourage initiative and, if it rewards too much teams who don't take initiative, then we have to rethink the whole process because people will not, forever, come to watch teams who do not want to take the initiative", he said.

"It is not important the single person now, me the players, we must be focused on the moment".

The leaders need three points from their last three games to seal the title and Courtois said that they wanted to win it as soon as possible with a victory over a tough West Brom side. Also we must know that to play West Brome is not easy.

Centre-back Gary Cahill has spoken of the confidence now coursing through the squad and Conte wants his players to enjoy playing in a "very hot" atmosphere at The Hawthorns. "We're still doing the right things, there's no complacency", Cahill said.

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They have three games remaining including a trip to Manchester City on Tuesday as they chase the five points they need to reach their target of 50 and comfortable mid-table safety.

He said: "It feels similar, last time we won it pretty early and in one of the games after we'd won it we went to West Brom and lost, Cesc [Fabregas] got sent off".

It was the Baggies who derailed Tottenham's title quest at White Hart Lane past year when a 1-1 draw handed Spurs a blow they could not recover from with three to play.

"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. We want it to become a great season".

Another championship could follow at West Brom on Friday.

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