Cesc Fabregas 'very satisfied' after Chelsea's Premier League title win


Having carved out a path to the Premier League title so soon, Conte's next big frontier is the Champions League.

Life at Chelsea, with its big-time players and trigger-happy owner Roman Abramovich, can resemble a soap opera at times but it has been one big happy family at Stamford Bridge this season.

"I had endured years of EPL drought from Arsenal which made me switch to Chelsea and I celebrated it this way because I don't have money to make merriment".

On Friday night, they wrapped up the Premier League title with two games to spare with a 1-0 triumph away at West Bromwich Albion, and Conte has spoken openly about his thought-process earlier in the campaign.

So often in 2016-17 the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedro have been the men to inspire the Blues, but on this occasion it was Belgium global Batshuayi's turn to revel in the spotlight.

Back in the dressing room, Conte walked through the door after some TV interviews and was soaked by a huge bucket of water.

"I had to change my suit", Conte said, with a smile, "my suit is a disaster now".

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Conte, who won three consecutive titles as Juventus manager before taking over the Italian national team, danced for joy and was hoisted into the air by his players in front of Chelsea's ecstatic travelling fans who chanted "Antonio, Antonio".

The Blues have had a resurgent season under their new boss after finishing tenth a year ago and Conte believes that matches against Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City were pivotal to his side's challenge, especially the 3-0 defeat to the Gunners in September. On Friday, with the score at 0-0 late in the first half, Hazard was the one chasing back as Leicester mounted a counterattack from a Chelsea corner to force a 2-on-1 situation near the area.

Safe to say, the media then took note but Costa and Luiz even broke Conte out of his full post-match press conference to get him involved in further celebrations. A couple of days before Christmas, everyone at Cobham, from canteen workers to administrative staff, was given a present by Conte, all with a personalised note. "We've worked hard and there's no better feeling in football". Again means you've done it again.

Of course, winning regularly helps to foster a happy atmosphere.

"Now it's important to rest and we want to try to win also the FA Cup and for this great season to become a fantastic season".

But with the hard-working Conte at the helm, expect Chelsea to overcome the challenges.