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Friday, May 12, 2017

2016-17 Premier League Friday May 12,2017

Everton Vs Watford
Everton beat Watford 1-0

WBA Vs Chelsea


  • West Brom lost at home to Chelsea for the first time in five games in the corresponding fixture last season (D1, L3).
  • However, Chelsea's only defeat in the last eight Premier League meetings came at The Hawthorns in May 2015, a 3-0 loss after they had already won the title.
  • The Blues are vying to complete the double over West Brom for the first time in six seasons.
  • There has not been a goalless draw in 89 top-flight encounters since March 1924.
West Bromwich Albion
  • Albion have the worst record in the division since the start of April, earning just two points from six matches.
  • They ended a club record run of five league games without a goal by drawing 2-2 at Burnley last weekend.
  • West Brom have lost 1-0 in each of their last three games at The Hawthorns and could equal the club Premier League record of failing to score in four consecutive home matches, set from November 2004 to January 2005.
  • The Baggies need five more points to eclipse the club's highest tally of 49 in a Premier League season, set in 2012-13.
  • Tony Pulis has only won six Premier League games out of 44 after his teams have reached 40 points. His highest points total in the division is 47, set with Stoke in 2010.
  • A league-high 15 of West Brom's goals this season have come from corners, accounting for 37% of their total scored.
  • A Chelsea win would secure their fifth Premier League title in the last 13 seasons, a record only matched by Manchester United.
  • Victory would also give them 42 points away from home this season, which would be the most by any side since Manchester United recorded the same total in 2012.
  • The Blues can earn three successive Premier League clean sheets for the first time in 2017.
  • They are the division's highest scorers with 75 goals. They have only once scored more often in a Premier League season: 103 goals in 2009-10.
  • Diego Costa has equalled his best return of 20 goals in a Premier League season, first set in 2014-15. He has scored in three of his five league appearances against West Brom.
  • Antonio Conte would be only the fourth manager to lift the Premier League trophy in his first season in England, emulating Jose Mourinho in 2004-05, Carlo Ancelotti in 2009-10 and Manuel Pellegrini in 2013-14.
  • John Terry could become the first player from outside of Manchester United to win the Premier League five times.
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 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 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).

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