Chelsea enjoy double title delight as Under-18s crowned Premier League champions
- Author: Julie Sanders May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 23:43
The players bought into his ideas, particularly when he changed formation to a 3-4-3 during a game against Arsenal in late September when Chelsea was 3-0 down by halftime and Conte "didn't see nothing of my work, my idea of football".
Arsenal were leading the division less than a week ago but a loss at Chelsea saw the Gunners miss out on the league title.
Conte took over last summer following a awful campaign that saw Chelsea finish 10th in the league, and the Italian took little time to transform a depleted west London outfit. "I think that we have also another target to try to reach because we worked very hard to reach the final of the FA Cup and then it's important to prepare in the right way for next season".
Diego Costa and David Luiz brought Conte's post-match media conference to an abrupt end to continue the celebrations, before impatiently waiting for their boss to conclude a further media commitment. "The togetherness we've shown from day one, to come back and regroup after defeats to Arsenal and Liverpool and to then go on that winning streak was phenomenal".
Conte's players were tuned in to such an extent that they seized control of the title race by equalling a single-season top-flight record with 13 successive victories.
It's been a spectacular turnout for Chelsea who experienced a hugely disappointing defence of their Premier League title previous year as they finished in 10th position.
He spoke to Today FM's Ian Beach in the tunnel last night at the Hawthorns, after the Blues confirmed the title with a 1-0 win against West Brom, and he says that he needed those first two months to get to grip with his new side. "I think it's more rumour than reality".
"It's important to celebrate now".
Goals scored - With two games remaining, the Blues have already netted 17 more Premier League goals than last season.
Argentine worldwide Pablo Zabaleta will leave Manchester City at the end of the season, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.
"We have to improve in the next season, to find the right solution to improve", he said.
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is confident his side can be a force on their return to the Champions League next season.
Pulis praised his players and Albion supporters for testing Chelsea, who had to dig deep before Michy Batshuayi's victor eight minutes from time.
The Belgium keeper said: 'Of course, I'm committed to Chelsea.
The Watford fixture was rearranged from March after Chelsea progressed to play Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-final.