2016-17 Premier League - Chelsea Beat WBA To Lift English Premier League Title Friday May 12,2017
Chelsea beat WBA 1-0 to lift the title
Goal Scorer - Batshuayi,(82)
Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions as Michy Batshuayi's late goal gave them the victory they required to secure the title at West Brom.
It looked as though Antonio Conte's side might be forced to delay their celebrations as they were frustrated for long periods by the resilience and organisation of their hosts.
But the mood changed and the title was won with eight minutes left as substitute Batshuayi, who had previously endured a season of struggle after his £33m move from Marseille, ended a scrappy passage of play by steering a finish high past Ben Foster.
The final whistle sparked wild celebrations among Chelsea's fans, and Manager Antonio Conte was tossed high into the air by his squad.
The victory, Chelsea's 28th of the season, put the long-time league leaders 10 points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have only three games left to play
Italian Antonio Conte is only the fourth manager to win the Premier League title at the first attempt, emulating his Stamford Bridge predecessors Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti as well as Manuel Pellegrini who achieved the feat with Manchester City.
Chelsea still have two games to play in their title-winning season. They host Watford on Monday May 15,2017 before receiving the trophy in their final game against relegated Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday May 21,2017
Chelsea won their sixth top-flight title and fifth in the Premier League era. Only Manchester United (13) have won more Premier League titles.
Chelsea are the first club to win the English top-flight title on a Friday since Arsenal at Anfield in 1989.
Conte is the fourth Italian manager to win the English top-flight title after Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri.
Chelsea scored with their 23rd shot of the match at West Brom.
A Belgian player has scored the title-deciding goal in each of the past three Premier League seasons (Batshuayi v West Brom in 2016-17, Eden Hazard v Tottenham in 2015-16 and v Crystal Palace in 2014-15).