Chelsea Closing In On Impressive Premier League Record
Chelsea became champions of England for the sixth time in their history with a 1-0 win over West Brom on Friday.
The Blues wrapped up title number six (five of which have come during the Premier League era) following a late goal from substitute Michy Batshuayi at the Hawthorns.
Here's Antonio Conte's incredible celebration as he watched Batshuayi score the title-winning goal:
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Antonio Conte's men have dominated the Premier League for most of the season, with an incredible 13 game winning streak between October and January cementing their place at the summit, where they have been unable to be budged, despite Tottenham's best efforts in the second half of the campaign.
The title is Conte's fifth as a manager, having lifted three Serie A titles as Juventus boss and also the Serie B title during his spell as manager of Bari. The Italian becomes the ninth different manager to win the Premier League and is the fourth Italian coach to achieve the feat.
Given that the title is already in the bag with two games to spare, Conte has the option to rotate and give his fringe players opportunities in the final games.
But he may well want to continue fielding a strong side, with Chelsea closing in on an impressive Premier League record.
The Blues are currently on 28 Premier League wins for the season and as noted by The Mirror, a further two would see Chelsea become the first team in Premier League history to reach 30 wins.
Tottenham Hotspur claimed 31 victories in their title success in 1960/61, while Liverpool won 30 games in 1978/79 under Bob Paisley, though Chelsea would be the first team to do it in the 38-game format if they win their remaining two games against Watford and Sunderland.
Incidentally, it's Chelsea who hold the current Premier League record for most wins. Under Jose Mourinho, the Blues won 29 games in both campaigns when they won the title two years on the trot in 2004/05 and 2005/06 respectively.
Can Chelsea do it or will they take their foot off the gas and focus on the FA Cup final now that the title is sewn up?
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