Read all about it: Albion 0 Chelsea 1

Last updated : 14 May 2017 By Wba-mad Editor

Albion could not prevent Chelsea from being crowned champions after Michy Batshuayi's late goal. 

The Baggies put up a battling display but still fell to another defeat - their fourth 1-0 home defeat. 

Here's what the press had to say. 

Birmingham Mail 

Valiant Albion put up a spirited fight, but were undone by a late Michy Batshuayi goal that clinched the title for Chelsea.

The heavens opened before the match.

It appeared the battling Baggies were set to rain all over Chelsea’s parade.

But Batshuayi prodded Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross past Ben Foster to end Albion’s brave resistance.

Express and Star

The Baggies lasted 76 minutes at Stamford Bridge earlier this season, before Diego Costa capitalised on a Gareth McAuley mistake.

They lasted even longer this time, and it was a far more even contest, but Chelsea and Antonio Conte were not to be denied.

Michy Batshuayi scored the goal eight minutes from time shortly after coming off the bench, but it came about in fortuitous circumstances.

Gary Cahill's miscued shot fell kindly to Cesar Azpilicueta, who rolled the ball across the six yard box for the striker to tuck home.

It was harsh on an Albion side who nearly signed off a successful home campaign in style.


When the goal went in the Italian leapt into the arms of his staff, and his transformation of Chelsea from the champions that melted under the pressure last season to the champions again this time has been remarkable. That they won against West Brom when it looked like the title race could stumble on to the 37th game against Watford at Stamford Bridge on Monday, was testament to the cussedness of Conte’s team.


The wonder was whether West Brom were going to be mere witnesses to a procession, or proper participants in a battle that was going to make Chelsea have to do that bit more to earn this title.

That was because, since claiming 40 points on 25 February, their record from the next nine games read: five points, six defeats, seven games where they failed to score… but with four of those points and three of those goals coming in two games against Arsenal and Manchester United.

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