CHELSEA are Premier League Champions! | VIDEO
When the decisive moment arrived there were a few moments when Antonio Conte gave the impression he might actually run all the away from the touchline to join in the victory scrum in front of the goal. Chelsea’s manager made it half a dozen yards on to the pitch before checking back but it was not long before the celebrations started for real and his first season in charge of this team was assured of its happy ending.
For Chelsea, it was the moment that confirmed their fifth Premier League in the last 12 years and the only downside of a glorious night for the new champions was the trouble that broke out in the home stands after the substitute Michy Batshuayi had delivered the telling blow 82 minutes into a match when Conte’s men had to show all their perseverance.
They have played a lot better at times this season but there can be no doubt they have been the best team in the country and it has never been a bad trait for a team at the top of the league to play below their best but still manage to win. Batshuayi’s late contribution gave them a 10-point lead at the top of the table, with Tottenham Hotspur having three games left, and they were jubilant scenes at the end.