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Speaking after lifting the Premier League trophy at Stamford Bridge yesterday, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte analysed the season that brought him to the first title in England:

“I dreamed this,” Conte told Sky Sports.

I must be honest, if you ask me, my first day at Chelsea to arrive at the end of the season and to win the league and the final of the FA Cup, it was very difficult for me to imagine this.

“It is right to enjoy this moment with our fans. This moment is very important for Chelsea. We are in a moment when it is right to build something important.

“We lost many fantastic players for Chelsea, for example [Branislav] Ivanovic and [John Obi] Mikel and now John Terry. Players that have written the history of Chelsea.

“Now it is important to create a good foundation and to build something important for the future.”

Then Conte added:

“This league is very tough. It is great to win after the last win with Claudio [Ranieri].

“Claudio did a fantastic job last season. To arrive in my first season and to repeat what Claudio did, I am proud for me and for my family.

“I think it is amazing for me, the players, the club, it is a great achievement. After a very tough season, don’t forget this. But now it is right to enjoy this.”

“This change was very important because we found the right balance and every single player enjoyed this type of situation.

“The key moment for us and then a lot of work. I must be pleased because I found the players who had never played this system and to change totally – a back three is very different to a back four – it was not easy.

“I found fantastic players and great men.”

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Asmir Begovic will receive a Premier League medal as special dispensation is granted to back-up goalkeepers.

However the Bosnian players thinks he doesn’t deserve this award: “I think the rule should be changed, I don’t know about the whole five appearances”. – Begovic told Sky Sports News – “Having been part of the group all year, we’ve all sacrificed, played our part in the team each and every day. But they really have to look at that rule again because I don’t think five appearances should warrant a medal. It’s the rule for now, thankfully I get one and obviously to have that in your career is great”.

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Chelsea defeated Watford tonight at Stamford Bridge and they celebrated properly the Premier League title in front of their supporters.

Cesar Azpilicueta scored the 2-1 goal, his first ever league goal. “It was a good moment to score my first Premier League goal this season after being champions. It was a special moment for me.” – Azpilicueta told BBC Sport – “We conceded a lot of goals but we scored. It was our first game after being champions so we knew it could be tough. But we got the three points. We want to finish on a high on Sunday. We want to get as many points as we can”.

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Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez was caught hailing Chelsea while speaking with team-mate Islam Slimani in Etihad Stadium dressing room tunnel, where the Foxes were playing today.

Mahrez has been a Blues target in the past year and was often linked to the Stamford Bridge side.

This is the dialogue between the two:

Slimani: “Chelsea are champions”

Mahrez: “They are an incredible club. A real club”

Does this mean he will join the Blues soon?

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Chelsea became champions yesterday night thanks to a goal from Michy Batshuay who came off the bench at The Hawthorns.

Cesc Fabregas comments in this way his team-mate goal: “A player who didn’t play a lot got the goal. Football is f***ing unbelievable.” – the Spanish midfielder claims – “To be honest I thought at one point it was going to be one of those days. In the first-half we had too many chances. We played really well but we didn’t take them. In the second-half they had chances but they didn’t take them. We were a bit nervous as we had the pressure of being champions, but that is the beauty of football”.

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Gary Cahill claims the group was Chelsea‘s secret as the Blues win the Premier League title after defeating 1-0 West Bromwich at The Hawtorns yesterday night.

So the English defender was especially pleased Batshuay scored the decisive goal: “It’s got a nice ring to it. We’ve worked so hard all season to be in a position to get this trophy. It’s felt like it’s been so close but so far away,” – Cahill told Chelsea official website – “I’m delighted for Michy, we’ve been together as a group all season, that’s what got us to where we are. Michy hasn’t played as much football as he would want but to score the winner is great for him.”

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After securing the title at The Hawthors tonight Blues star Eden Hazard reveals when Chelsea understood they could win the league.

“We are very happy,” the Belgian said after tonight’s 1-0 win at West Brom.

“We talked a lot about the manager already, he is fantastic and we work a lot in training. Full credit to him and the players. We lost to Arsenal and then we went on an unbelievable run.

“That’s when we said that we can win the league.”

 

David Luiz spoke after Chelsea away win against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns, a game which gave Antonio Conte‘s men the Premier League title.

“I am happy. Very happy, – Luiz told BBC Radio 5 live – “It is my first Premier League title. When I decided to come back here I dreamed to win the Premier League. I am very happy because my dream came true”. 

“Tonight was a great game but we did it. We work hard every day to have these moments.” 

About Antonio Conte, Luiz said: “He likes to work, works with passion every day I am happy for him. He deserves it because he is working hard every day. I need bed and to sleep.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was full of praise following his side’s away win against West Bromwich Albion, which means that the Blues are Premier League champions for the 6th time in their history.

“Thank you, thank you. This is a great achievement for the players. – Conte said speaking after the game – I thank them for their commitment and work rate. They show me a great attitude to try to do something great this season. After this win we must be happy, we must be pleased,”

The Italian manager added: “Every game I feel like I have played with my players! I show my passion and my will, my desire to stay with my players in every moment of the game. This is me, I am this.

“In the present, in the past, I stay with my players in positive and negative situations. We won this title together.”

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