New system changed Chelsea's season, claims Premier League champion Conte

Chelsea players and staff celebrate after clinching the title at West Brom

Chelsea players and staff celebrate after clinching the title at West Brom

With two games to spare, Chelsea have clinched the Premier League title, their second in the past three years.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte dismissed persistent rumours linking him with a move to Inter Milan as his side prepared for a match at West Bromwich Albion on Friday that could give the Blues the Premier League title.

Chelsea was suffering late nerves as West Brom threatened to prolong the title race but Batshuayi prodded home the victor after 82 minutes to spark wild celebrations from Chelsea manager Antonio Conte.

It sealed a 1-0 win at The Hawthorns and Batshuayi had just won the league for Chelsea.

"I am so happy - we worked hard every day to have these kinds of moments". "They are eighth in the league and have had a very good year".

The Italian became the fourth manager - after Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Manuel Pellegrini - to win the Premier League in his first season in English soccer, and he was thrown in the air by his celebrating players in joyous scenes after the final whistle.

The 24-year-old said this season's title triumph will be special due to their inconsistent 2015-16 campaign that saw them finish 10th. "When we lost to Arsenal and Liverpool - to come back and regroup was unbelievable and fundamental in our season". "Hopefully on Friday we can have the title", he said.

They ended a club record run of five league games without a goal by drawing 2-2 at Burnley last weekend.

"I think that now it's very important to enjoy this moment and to celebrate this win".

Fabregas picked out a more reliable finisher in Costa with another inch-perfect pass, the striker slotting calmly through Brad Guzan's legs to equal his best league tally with his 20th of the season.

A late goal from substitute Michy Batshuayi gave the Blues three points, which mean they hold an unassailable 10-point advantage over Tottenham. "It's not easy to play in this league", he said.

Besides him, goals were scored by Diego Costa who opened this event with his 20th goal of the season, and Alonso, who was equally unbelievable as Fabregas. It's a remarkable turnaround for a club that finished 10th in the league last season in the worst-ever Premier League title defence. 'There are three points riding on it for them and us.

"Cesc is one of the best examples for our season because, this season, Cesc didn't start a lot", the Italian said.

His technical-area antics have been typically animated - be it high fives with fans or sprints along the touchline after goals - but he is unruffled, often to the point of being tiresome, in his dealings with the media. We've not won enough games or scored enough goals.

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