Leave it to Diego Costa to take things way too far, though
Chelsea beat West Brom 1–0 with an 82nd-minute goal from forgotten man Michy Batshuayi, who entered the match just six minutes earlier, to seal their fifth Premier League title and sixth top-flight title in club history. The fact that Batshuayi, who hasn’t started a match all season and hadn’t scored a Premier League goal since AUGUST, scored the title-winning goal serves as a nutty twist to an ending that has been clear for months now. But that was just the beginning of the madness that took hold once the final whistle sounded.
Michy Batshuayi scores his 2nd PL goal and 1st since August 20. All 18 of his PL apps have been as a substitute #PL #WBACHE
Don't worry I got this yall God loves unexpected heroes ❤ Very happy tonight enjoy the title FAM !!!! #CFC #KTBFFH #Neversurrender
First, Cesc Fabregas said “Football is fucking unbelievable” on live, internationally broadcast television in reference to Batshuayi scoring the decisive goal and Gary Cahill’s delicate ears could not handle that.
Then Diego Costa attempted to give John Terry a colonoscopy right there on the pitch.
Uhh, what exactly is Diego Costa doing to John Terry here? https://t.co/ppuVv6Xeqj
But after a full season of Antonio Conte jumping on every man, woman, and child within 17 miles of him, it was time for his players to return the favor and bring the party to him. They began by waiting for him in the dressing room and absolutely drowning him in ice water and champagne, which he expertly sucked down.
IT'S DONE! #ChelseaChampions https://t.co/OXe1kZPwvw
Then Terry, Costa, and David Luiz stole him away from his press conference so the celebrations could continue.
Though Chelsea’s last title was just two seasons ago, the pain and frustration of last season’s shameful 10th-place finish clearly fueled their celebrations at the Hawthorns. And if his track record is any indication, the celebrations have only just begun.
Antonio Conte has won the title in four successive seasons as a club manager (Juventus 2012, 2013, 2014 & Chelsea 2017)
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