Chelsea -1 vs West Brom -0 as Conte’s magic touch and Batshuayi goal lift champions trohphy

Michy Batshuayi‘s late goal gave Chelsea the victory

As Chelsea crown for 2017 premier league champion, the Michy Batshuayi‘s late goal gave Chelsea the victory they required to secure the English Premier League title at West Brom.

Batshuayi has been a misfit for much of this season, but whatever the future holds for the 23-year-old Belgian, he will always have a goal that won the title to his name.

Before this game, he had only figured only 24 times, played for 579 minutes and scored five goals – his sixth makes its mark in Chelsea history.

The Blue who were frustrated for long periods by the resilience and organisation of their hosts West Brom.

The chelsea fans and manager along with players mood changed and the title was won with eight minutes left as substitute Batshuayi score the goal to seal the trophy.

Antonio Conte’s set his sights on emulating compatriot Carlo Ancelotti’s 2010 feat of winning the league and domestic Double as the Blues prepare for an FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley on 27 May.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations among Chelsea’s fans, and manager Conte was tossed high into the air by his squad.

No praise is too high for the 47-year-old, who took over a squad that looked broken after ending last season in 10th place and with the shadow of Jose Mourinho’s sacking still hanging over the club.

The Blues’ main attacking threats struggled to find a spark, with Eden Hazard’s frustration summed up with one long-range shot that went out for a corner, but Conte’s side found a way to win, illustrating once again why they are worthy champions.

According to BBC Sport,Chelsea, even when not at their best, proved themselves the strongest and most complete side in the Premier League – and they proved it again on a night they were tested.

Chelsea won their sixth top-flight title and fifth in the Premier League era. Only Manchester United (13) have won more Premier League titles.

Conte is the fourth Italian manager to win the English top-flight title after Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri.

Chelsea still have two games to play in their title-winning season. They host Watford on Monday (20:00 BST) before receiving the trophy in their final game against relegated Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, 21 May (15:00 BST). They then have the FA Cup final on 27 May.


Source;BBC Sport

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