Chelsea's Premier League title triumph in numbers

Rosalie Stanley
May 14, 2017

Michy Batshuayi's goal eight minutes from time earned Conte's side a 1-0 win at West Brom and ensured they clinched the trophy at the earliest opportunity.

The squad was not particularly different to last year's, which struggled under Jose Mourinho, save for a few new faces.

Victory gives Antonio Conte's men an unassailable 10-point lead with three games left to play for the closest title contenders Tottenham Hotspurs, and this represents a remarkable turnaround from last season that saw them finish 10th.

After a long and hard-fought season chasing a title that they weren't even supposed to contend for, let alone run away with, Chelsea needed just one win in the final three games to earn Champions status.

"I think this decision changed our season, honestly", said Conte. Only one year later, to win in a league where there are big teams with great players and great managers, it's important to celebrate now.

The triumph marks a stunning debut campaign in England for head coach Antonio Conte, who can still claim the domestic double should Chelsea beat Arsenal in the FA Cup final.

West Brom offered the odd counter-attack but the one-way traffic continued after the break as Victor Moses was denied by a splendid low save by Ben Foster.

"But in this moment I found the strength to change and take responsibility and find a system for the players". And we have to improve next season. "I am very happy because my dream came true".

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"They show me a great attitude to try to do something great this season".

"They're probably at their best on the counter-attacking, very good springing out of defence, and have some wonderful players".

Conte, 47, pinpointed the key moment in his side's season: back in September, when he responded to consecutive defeats by Liverpool and Arsenal by implementing the three-man defensive system that served him so well in his three Italian Serie A wins with Juventus.

For now, though, Conte will want to enjoy the winning the league for the fourth season in a row at club level.

2,341 — Azpilicueta has made more passes than any other Premier League player. No one can say they had an easy game.

"In my mind there was this option to play a 3-4-3 because I knew I had the players to do that".

Chelsea fans - and possibly Michy Batshuayi himself - have spent much of this season wondering why the club paid £32 million for a player that is most used a time-wasting substitute. "To score an important goal in the Premier League is very important for him".

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