Chelsea went top of the Premier League last night with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.
It was Antonio Conte’s team’s sixth win on the trot, keeping cleensheets in each of those victories.
Diego Costa scored the opener four minutes before the break, bundling in as he continued with his hot form this season with his 10th goal of the league campaign.
The Spanish striker reacted first to his deflected header and showed his predatory instincts to fire the loose ball home in a crowded box.
Before that the Blues were being frustrated by Boro with very little quality in the game.
The hosts came out with more purpose in the second half and striker Gaston Ramirez fired over the crossbar as the hosts went in search of an equaliser.
But the Blues almost extended their lead just after the hour mark, but Pedro’s first-time shot hit the bar, before Victor Moses put his one-on-one chance over the bar.
Thibaut Courtois had to be at his best to deny Alvaro Negredo and keep Chelsea ahead with 10 minutes to go.