Chelsea break Premier League record at Middlesbrough

Antonio Conte has broken a record at Middlesbrough.

For the first time in Premier League history the club named the same starting XI for the fifth game on the spin.

Chelsea haven’t lost since Conte switched formation to a 3-4-3.

The Italian made the change after the 3-0 hammering at Arsenal.

They won their next match away at Hull and bar Pedro coming in for Willian in the next game – a 3-0 win over Leicester – Conte’s stuck with the same team.

They haven’t even conceded a goal – and Conte’s seen no reason to change his side.

He’s also been lucky with injuries.

Diego Costa was a big injury doubt after being sent home from international duty with a knock.

But he’s fit and and even scored at the Riverside.

The Spain striker was joined in the starting XI by Eden Hazard, who suffered a kick to his calf on international duty.

Hazard’s appearance against Boro was his 150th start for the club.


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