May 8, 2017 at 8pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,500
Chelsea
3-0
Middlesbrough
Costa (23'), Alonso (34'), Matic (65')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Fabio (60'), Bamford (89')

Steve Agnew "devastated" by Middlesbrough relegation

Steve Agnew
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Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew challenges his side to finish with a flourish despite suffering the 'devastation' of relegation from the Premier League.

Middlesbrough manager Steve Agnew has described himself as "devastated" following his side's relegation from the Premier League.

Boro's fate was sealed courtesy of a 3-0 defeat at title-chasing Chelsea on Monday evening, leaving them seven points adrift of safety with only two games of the season remaining.

Agnew believes that a club like Boro deserve to be in the Premier League, but for now will turn his attention to putting up a defiant end to the season.

"Everybody's devastated. We've worked so hard for a number of years to get back into the Premier League and we know how tough the Premier League is. We've pulled up short. I've left a very silent dressing room. Everybody, staff and players, are absolutely gutted," he told reporters.

"The bottom line is we haven't won enough games and haven't scored enough goals. It's a Premier League football club in terms of everything about it. The supporters, the stadium, the training ground, the infrastructure is all there.

"The most important thing is we finish the season strong, we make sure we gain more points and then everything moving forward will be towards getting members of the football club back into the Premier League as soon as possible. The task now is to put a performance on for the supporters on Saturday."

Boro's final two games of the season come at home to Southampton and away to Liverpool.

Steve Agnew on the touchline during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Manchester United on March 19, 2017
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