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Watch: Antonio Conte Leads The Manic Celebrations As Chelsea Are Crowned Premier League Champions

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea celebrates winning the leauge after the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on May 12, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. Chelsea are crowned champions after a 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Confirmation of what had been on the cards for months was given on Friday night, as Chelsea secured the Premier League title with a 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.

Antonio Conte’s side knew that a victory of any kind would deliver a second domestic league title in three years, but Tony Pulis and West Brom were determined to make it as tough as possible to come away from the Hawthorns with three points and that trophy.

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 12:  The Chelsea team celebrate winning the league after the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on May 12, 2017 in West Bromwich, England. Chelsea are crowned champions after a 1-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

The winner, when the West Brom rearguard was finally breached, came via the most unlikely of sources. Michy Batshuayi, the almost-forgotten £33m striker that had played less than two hours of Premier League football this season, came off the bench with fifteen minutes remaining, and within minutes had made himself a Chelsea hero by turning in Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross.

Cue wild scenes from the dugout, with Conte even cutting his lip in the midst of the celebrations.

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The Blues held out to record the victory, and the celebrations only became that bit more frantic as Conte, never one to hide his emotions at the best of times, enjoyed the occasion with his players and his visiting fans, as his first season at Stamford Bridge has ended with the Italian bagging the league title.

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Author: The PA Team

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