Chelsea can make Premier League history on Sunday

No team has won 30 games in one season in the Premier League era

BY Daniel Kelly 07:39 Tuesday 16 May 2017, 7:39 16 May 2017

Picture by: Matt Dunham/AP/Press Association Images

Premier League champions Chelsea may have wrapped up the title with two games to spare, but they are still chasing records.

Antonio Conte's side can become the first team to 30 top-flight games in the Premier League era. They can also become the first to achieve the feat in a 38-game season.

On Monday night, Chelsea defeated Watford in a game that was tougher than many expected it to be for the Premier League champions. The 4-3 win was only confirmed when Cesc Fabregas scored in the 88th minute.

That win was Chelsea's 29th of the season. It matches the Premier League record that was set by two other Chelsea teams in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

"We won our 29th game in the league which is a great achievement", Conte said after the win. "We have the possibility to win 30 games and we have to try to reach this target. It’s important for me and the players."

Sunday's match at home to Middlesbrough will give the side the chance to create a small bit of history. Only Tottenham (31 wins in 1960-61) and Liverpool (30 wins in 1978-79) have broken won at least 30 games in a season. Those wins came in a 42-game season though.

On Sunday, a buoyant Chelsea face an already relegated Middlesbrough. They look very likely to reach 30 wins.

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