Premier League: Chelsea, in fifth, are hard on Tottenham Hotspur's heels in the battle for a top four finish.
Sam Vokes scored twice as Burnley torpedoed defending champions Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in one of the most sensational opening-weekend results in English top flight history.
Argentine media called it the "wedding of the century" for Rosario, the gritty northern port city where Lionel Messi, 30, and his bride, 29, met when the player was nine years old.
Skipper John Terry, who will leave Chelsea at the end of the season, crowned his 716th game for the club with the opening goal, but was then at fault as Etienne Capoue equalised.
It is Chelsea's second league title win in three seasons, their sixth in total, and comes at the end of former Juventus and Italy coach Antonio Conte's first season as manager.
The win over Middlesbrough left Chelsea seven points clear of Tottenham Hotspur at the summit and means they will be crowned Premier League champions for the second time in three seasons if they win at West Bromwich Albion on Friday.
Cesc Fabregas scored a brace as Chelsea
Chelsea and Liverpool locked horns in the pre-season International Champions Cup in a match which was more remarkable for its clumsy fouls than free-flowing football
Two weeks on from a last-gasp 2-1 defeat at Arsenal, Leicester City were on course to drop points again until Leonardo Ulloa tapped in at the death to send Claudio Ranieri's side five points clear at the top of Premier League.
Chelsea F.C. midfielder Cesc Fabregas was jeered by some sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd during Saturday's 3-1 win over Sunderland as part of protests against the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.
Cesc Fabregas is one of few Chelsea F.C. players whose form plummeted in the past few months as the team suffered. Manager Jose Mourinho had to pay the price for it with his job
Chelsea are currently 16th on the English Premier League table with just 11 points from 12 games this season.
Pep Guardiola has been linked with the likes of English clubs Manchester City and Chelsea.
Cesc Fabregas was subject of speculation after a claim that one unnamed first-team player would rather lose than win a game for Jose Mourinho.
Willian, Oscar, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas netted a goal as Chelsea F.C. started their Champions League campaign with a 4-0 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Former England international Carragher on Monday said the lack of defensive discipline shown by midfielders Ramires and Fabregas allowed striker Sergio Aguero, defenders Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho to score goals for City at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Other teams should be worried, says Chelsea full-back
Cesc Fabregas was shown a straight red card during Chelsea's 3-0 Premier League loss at West Brom on Monday after drilling the ball at a crowd of players and hitting Brunt in the face during a break in play in the 29th minute.