Watch & Download: West Bromwich Albion 0 – 1 Chelsea [Premier League] Highlights 2016/17
Michy Batshuayi made a telling commitment from the seat as Chelsea secured Premier League wonderfulness with a 1-0 win at West Brom.
Chelsea recovered the Premier League title as Michy Batshuayi fell off the seat to gain a 1-0 triumph over West Brom at The Hawthorns on Friday.
Taking after Monday’s agreeable 3-0 win at home to Middlesbrough, Antonio Conte’s side knew only three focuses were expected to guarantee the trophy would come back to Stamford Bridge and, with regards to their endeavors all through a significant part of the season, the Blues conveyed when it mattered.
So regularly in 2016-17 any semblance of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedro have been the men to move the Blues, however on this event it was Belgium global Batshuayi’s swing to delight in the spotlight.
Danger and Pedro had been cleverly shackled by the Baggies’ fearless backline, to such an extent that Conte substituted his star playmakers and supplanted them with Willian and Batshuayi, the last of whom wounded home the definitive objective eight minutes from time.
Chelsea have played some brilliant football now and again all through this battle, in spite of the fact that the victor was definitely not – Gary Cahill’s shanked shot discovering its approach to Cesar Azpilicueta, who squared low over the six-yard range for Batshuayi to show signs of improvement of Ben Foster and start scenes of insanity in the away end and on the touchline.
Conte’s festival was ordinarily hysterical and the triumph was simply compensate for the Italian, who has engineered the Blues’ climb in his introduction crusade, putting to bed recollections of last season’s dreary safeguard of the 2014-15 crown.
In the chase for a club-record Premier League focuses count, West Brom still had bounty to play for and verged on conveying an early dampener on Chelsea’s gathering when Salomon Rondon’s flicked header must be touched over the crossbar by Thibaut Courtois inside 25 seconds.
Chelsea forced themselves on procedures from there on, Pedro’s exertion from 20 yards diverted barely wide with Foster defenseless.
The hosts were not without risk, in any case, and twice James McClean played poor goes to convey a disillusioning end to promising counter-assaults – both of which originated from Chelsea corners.
Cesc Fabregas arrowed a shot distressingly wide of Foster’s correct hand post soon after the half-hour check, Pedro additionally shooting focus as Chelsea tested for an opener.
That inquiry proceeded with right on time in the second half as Foster got down splendidly to tip Victor Moses’ low drive behind inside two minutes of the restart.
Tony Pulis acquainted Claudio Yacob with shore up the Baggies’ midfield, and Craig Dawson was appreciative for his partner’s nearness at stake to keep a claim objective after brisk feet from Hazard.
Regardless of their strength of ownership, Chelsea still must be careful about their hosts’ countering capacities and, left one-on-one with David Luiz, Rondon slipped clear and dashed towards objective, just to be denied by a fine square from Azpilicueta.
Substitute Nacer Chadli shot wide toward the finish of another break as Chelsea looked strangely helpless, yet any worries were put to bed as Azpilicueta capitalized on Cahill’s wayward push to discover Batshuayi, who picked the ideal time to score his initially Premier League objective since August and get the Blues’ title festivities going decisively.