Match Previews: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

Realistically, the season could come down to the wire.

Chelsea's players, staff and fans certainly enjoyed the moment on the pitch at the Hawthorns on Friday night after securing the title, but knowing Conte his mind will have already thought about how he can replicate this incredible success next season.

Conte's wife Elisabetta and daughter Vittoria have stayed in Italy this season due to schooling, but have always been scheduled to move to London this summer.

David Luiz (defender): Returned with a question mark over his defensive ability.

So often in 2016-17 the likes of Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Pedro have been the men to inspire the Blues, but on this occasion it was Belgium worldwide Batshuayi's turn to revel in the spotlight.

Four days after a shock 2-1 defeat to Sam Allardyce's Crystal Palace, Chelsea's faced a formidable test of their powers of recovery at home to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.

(AP Photo/Rui Vieira). Chelsea's players throw Chelsea's Pedro in the air to celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea, at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, Friday, May 12, 2017.

Ask any Premier League manager operating at the top end and they'll tell you that there is very little opportunity to conduct detailed tactical work throughout an entire campaign.

The win took Chelsea to 87 points with two games to play.

While Guardiola chopped and changed at City, and Juergen Klopp and Mourinho counted the cost of injuries at Liverpool and Manchester United, Chelsea continued with their winning formula and stymied Tottenham's late challenge. "(But) I saw my team improving game by game and step by step".

There may be murmurings of a move to China, but the Spaniard has stepped up when it matters, scoring the opening goal on more occasions (7) than any other player in the Premier League this season.

The deep pockets of Roman Abramovich mean that the back-pages will always be filled with reports and rumours of Chelsea being linked with some of the most glamorous players in world football. Here, we look back at five vital games on their road to glory under Antonio Conte.

The Blues are vying to complete the double over West Brom for the first time in six seasons. Tottenham have been pretty consistent but Harry Kane's injury and a slow start to the 2016-17 season has probably cost them a serious tilt at the title despite a valiant effort in recent months.

The Italian, who arrived in west London after guiding his country to the quarter-finals of the European Championships in France last summer, has performed the nearly unthinkable with a side who finished tenth last season and dominated the League since before Christmas.

The performances of Hazard and N'Golo Kante have rightly been praised this season, but Victor Moses has been Chelsea's unsung hero.

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