Substitute Michy Batshuayi, yet to start a top-flight game for the London club, scored dramatic 82nd-minute winner, which gave Chelsea the Premier League title following a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Friday.
This goal mattered a lot inside the final 10 minutes to seal the deal for Antonio Conte’s team, who were stubborn throughout the battle and deserved to win.
It is Chelsea’s second title win in three seasons, their sixth in total, and comes at the end of former Juventus and Italy coach Conte’s first season as manager.
Juventus and Italy coach Conte’s first season as manager.
After breaking away from his players’ jubilant celebrations, Conte told, “This is a great achievement for the players,”
“I thank them for their commitment and work-rate. They showed me a great attitude to try to do something great this season. After this win we must be happy, we must be pleased.
“It wasn’t easy for me to arrive in England and try different habits, a different language and inherit players after a bad season.”
In only seven minutes on the pitch, Michy Batshuayi scored the winning goal, his first in the league since August.
Batshuayi, who arrived from Marseille last year in a £33.2 million ($42.8 million, 39.1 million euros) transfer said, “It’s good. It’s the best day for Chelsea today.”
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas said, “Everybody is happy. It’s great to take the trophy. I thought it was going to be one of those days. We had so many chances in the first half and then we got a bit nervous.”
“The beauty of football: a player who didn’t play a lot scores the winning goal for the championship,” said Conte.