Blues lifted the title after winning at the Hawthorns to cap off a stunning season for the Antonio Conte’s side
CHELSEA won the Premier League title following Michy Batshuayi’s late winner over West Brom.
The Blues struggled to create chances against a resolute Baggies side, but Batshuayi came off the bench to score the decisive goal.
Michy Batshuayi proves star potential
The Belgian forward has had to settle for a place on the bench throughout the current campaign, but he managed to step up and score the title-winning goal.
Batshuayi was brought on to replace Pedro in the 76th minute before converting Cesar Azpilicueta’s cut-back from close range in the 82nd minute.
The 23-year-old has scored two league goals in 142 minutes – with one of those handing the Blues the Premier League title.
Chelsea struggle to unpick West Brom’s defence
West Brom’s rigid defence sat very deep and spent most of the time on the edge of their box when Chelsea were in possession.
In the first half, Chelsea were restricted to just one shot on target – despite having have over 70 per cent of possession at the interval.
Cesc Fabregas, who is known as the Blues’ most creative midfielder, was unable to open up the opposition’s tight defence.
While goalscoring chances were few and far between for attackers Pedro, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.
But they finally found a way through West Brom’s defence late on, through Batshuayi’s winner.
West Brom use the same entrance music as Chelsea
Some fans were confused when Chelsea’s entrance music was played full blast when the two sides walked out at the Hawthorns.
But it turns out the song, Liquidator by Harry J Allstar, is NOT just used by the Blues.
Because the song, which was released in 1969, has also been used by West Brom, Wycombe, Northampton, Wolves, Yeovil and St Johnstone.
The famous instrumental is frequently played at Stamford Bridge, as Blues fans clap their stars onto the field.
West Brom pose serious threat on the break
The Baggies absorbed the pressure from the Blues and were clearly playing on the counter attack after they stormed into Chelsea’s half twice in the first 20 minutes.
The outlet for Tony Pulis’ side were the hardworking Rondon as well as James McLean.
On both occasions in the opening stages, West Brom failed to make the most of their potential opportunities as Chelsea managed to recover.
West Brom wild celebrate referee’s decisions
Michael Oliver was under immense scrutiny at the Hawthorns.
Chelsea desperately called for every decision in the final third as they chased the Premier League title.
While the home fans wildly celebrated decisions ranging from free-kicks, off-sides and even thrown ins.
This was mostly done to taunt their frustrated opponents but on another note they rarely had anything to shout about as Chelsea dominated proceedings.