Chelsea went into their match with West Bromwich Albion knowing a win would secure the league title.
The Premier Leage trophy returns to Stamford Bridge. On Friday at West Brom, the Blues won 1-0 behind a late goal from Michy Batshuayi to win the league crown in Antonio Conte’s first year in charge. In a match that was back and forth but lacked quality chances, the Belgian striker was able to put one away from close, capitalizing on West Brom’s sloppy play at the back.
And that clinches the league crown. Entering the day with a seven-point lead over Tottenham, Chelsea didn’t want to wait to lift the trophy. Instead, they celebrate at the Hawthorns, with an unlikely hero saving the day.
Batshuayi joined the London club from Marseille in the summer but hasn’t done much. Friday was his 18th appearance for the club, and just his second goal of the league campaign. But with that, he gets his first team trophy and returns Chelsea to the summit of the Premier League.