Batshuayi's late victor guides Chelsea to Premier League glory


The famous double could be secured within a fortnight against Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

"Obviously after previous year, when we had a moment when we were 16th in the league, people laughed".

But the 47-year-old suggested after the title success at The Hawthorns that he wanted to build on the rejuvenation he has led this season. Sometimes we play well, but concede a goal and then it's hard to get back in the game.

"It's great, I'm pleased for him because we all know the difficulty he found in his first season".

"We work for [the fans]. For this I want to thank my players because they trusted in new work and a new philosophy".

Antonio Conte's team have been the dominant side in English football this season and their Premier League crowning was only a matter of time to many following Tottenham Hotspur's slip up against West Ham. "And we can improve". Conte got his first big head coaching role when he took over Italian giants Juventus 2011. We have the same ambition. We have also another target to try to reach.

Conte kept his composure during a post-match huddle with journalists on Friday night as Costa lurked menacingly, threatening to put a dampener on celebrations by jokingly brandishing a fire extinguisher.

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Guus Hiddink, Antonio Conte's immediate predecessor as Chelsea boss, reckons the Italian will stay at Stamford Bridge due to "perfect circumstances" at the club.

Chelsea, as so often this season, found a way to win as substitute Cesc Fabregas struck from the edge of the area with three minutes left.

Conte has now won the league crown in each of his previous four seasons as a domestic manager, having spent two years in between with Italy.

The Italian had seen the potential in a team which won the 2014-15 title under Jose Mourinho before imploding within months.

So, when Conte came to Chelsea he did not start by using his go-to formation in the 3-4-3, but instead used the much more common 4-3-3 formation. It could even be against his beloved Blues if he stays in the Premier League.

Asked about his future, Courtois replied: "I don't think now is the moment to speak about that but, of course, I'm committed to Chelsea". "He hasn't played as much football as he would want, but to score the victor is great for him".