Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Chelsea Are Premier League Champions

Chelsea Are Premier League Champions

Then some of them will play Europa League, Champions League.

"I'm so happy for him because it's never easy to come here in your first season and grab the title, but he deserves it". The players bought into his ideas, particularly when he changed formation to a 3-4-3 during a game against Arsenal in late September when Chelsea was 3-0 down by halftime and Conte "didn't see nothing of my work, my idea of football".

Batshuayi is yet to start a league game since arriving from Marseille previous year, but could be given a run-out if, as expected, manager Antonio Conte elects to shuffle his pack.

Like Hazard, Costa experienced a mystifying dip in form under Jose Mourinho last season and often seemed more interested in seeking trouble with opposition defenders than finding the back of the net.

All four signings played their part in helping Chelsea achieve success, with Kanté being one of the unheralded stars in the side.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could not resist reminding London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal of their barren streaks after winning a second Premier League title in three years. But, all things changed when Conte took the charge. "For this reason, we try to keep the best players", said Conte. It was under his mentorship.

Kante scored that day as Conte reverted to his first-choice line-up in the cup for the first time this season. It feels like he is totally in the game, the way he behaves in the match.

But it was a game full of controversial moments, with referee Bobby Madley allowing David Silva's arguably offside opening goal to stand, missing a Fernandinho elbow on Marc Albrighton midway through the second half, then ruling out a Riyad Mahrez penalty for a double connection on the ball.

It would not be wrong to say that Chelsea deserved to lift the title this season.

Speaking to Sky Sports after being crown champions, captain Gary Cahill said: "We've worked so hard all season and consistantly we have been the best team in the league".

6 " midfielder Cesc Fabregas now has an unmatched six seasons with at least 10 Premier League assists.

Antonio Conte faces another challenge in the final two home games for Premier League winners Chelsea - balancing sentiment with planning for the FA Cup final. They have the flawless opportunity to win two silverwares this season if they beat Arsenal in the final.

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