That’s that then – it was nice knowing you, Premier League title race.
Chelsea are officially champions after a battling 1-0 win over Tony Pulis’ well-drilled West Brom side.
And the winning goal? Courtesy of Michy Batshuayi, of course, who has played just over 100 minutes of league football all season.
Batshuayi was the hero after replacing Eden Hazard halfway through the second half, turning in Cesar Azpilicueta’s low cross inside the last ten minutes.
The Blues needed a win to secure victory and clinched the three points, meaning they’ve now wrapped up the title with two games spare.
It wasn’t an easy night though and Tony Pulis – who has played the role of title party pooper in the past against both Liverpool and Spurs – will rue Nacer Chadli’s missed chance when the scores were 0-0.
But hero of the night?
Well that went to Cesc Fabregas, who forgot he was on live TV and swore at the top of his lungs during an interview with Sky’s Geoff Shreeves,
“I thought it was going to be one of those days, we had so many chances but couldn’t score them,” Fabregas said.
“This is the beauty of football though. A player [Batshuayi] who doesn’t play too much, who everyone doesn’t think counts too much, but then he scores the winning goal – football is f***ing unbelievable.”
DREAM TEAM POINTS (COURTESY OF WHOSCORED’S RATINGS):
West Brom: Foster 0, Dawson 0, McAuley 3, Evans 3, Nyom 0, Brunt 0, Fletcher 0, Livermore 0, McClean -1, Field -1, Rondon 0
Subs: Yacob 0, Chadli 0, Wilson -1
Booked: Wilson, Field, McClean
Chelsea: Courtois 8, Azpilicueta 15, Luiz 8, Cahill 5, Moses 3, Fabregas 3, Matic 0, Alonso 8, Pedro 0, Hazard 0, Costa 0
Subs: Willian 0, Batshuayi 5, Zouma 5
STAR MAN: CESAR AZPILICUETA