Congratulations to Chelsea Football club as they have just won the 2016/2017 English Premier League season following a 1-0 win over West Bromich Albion on away soil.
With the victory, the London club was able to garner 87 points which keeps them far from the reach of second place Tottenham Hotspurs.
Chelsea succeeded Leicester City who won the league the last season.
It is worthy to state that the league championship was the first to be won by Coach Antonio Conte in his first season in charge of the Blues who many would not have expected to win the league.
The Italian manager made some crucial decisions in the course of the season which largely impacted on the club’s success.
The signing on of Ngolo Kante who turned out to become an amazing player for the blues, investment on Brazilian defender David Luiz, conversion of Nigerian forward Victor Moses to a defensive role. The impact of the forward such as Eden Hazard cannot be over-emphasised as the Belgian was in high spirits.
On the night, it took a Michy Batshuayi, the striker signed last June, who had hardly saw action to help Chelsea secure victory at Hawthorne. Say he left the best for the tail end!
He apparently was waiting for the right opportunity as Chelsea said on their website, write his name in Chelsea history by scoring the goal which won the Club’s sixth league championship, the fifth in the Premier League era.
The Belgian’s close-range finish on 82 minutes finally broke down predictably stubborn opponents and gave Chelsea the trophy.
It was also a worthy Victor for Captain John Terry who become the only Captain in history to have won 5 premier league titles dethroning former Manchester United’s Roy Keane. Meanwhile, Terry may just be saying his byes at the end of the season as the England defender has been linked with moves away from the club. Time shall tell!
However, fans of the club can savour the moment as the Blues prepare for European engagement next season.