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Ranieri proud to pass Premier League title to Chelsea's Conte

Ranieri proud to pass Premier League title to Chelsea's Conte

A 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Friday night - courtesy of a late goal by little-used striker Michy Batshuayi - gave the Blues their fifth EPL title with two matches to spare.

But the 47-year-old suggested after the title success at The Hawthorns that he wanted to build on the rejuvenation he has led this season. "We are now missing four defenders and it is very unlucky", said Mazzarri, who will at least be able to call on midfielder Tom Cleverley, who was not eligible to face parent club Everton under the terms of his loan deal.

Andy Townsend joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast and heaped praise on Chelsea's players for buying into new manager Antonio Conte's philosophy this season. "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".

"I think he's going to be backed in the summer, and he does need backing".

2,341 " Azpilicueta has made more passes than any other Premier League player. And we have to improve next season. We have had three competitions this season - league, FA Cup and League Cup - and for this reason I think some players didn't find a lot of space [to play]. We have the same ambition.

"It was a key moment in the season because every single player found in this system the best for him".

John Terry will hope to lift a 16th and final major trophy with Chelsea at Wembley and will have bid farewell to Stamford Bridge by then.

Luiz monitored the time taken for questions and Costa held the fire extinguisher aloft in the direction of journalists.

It was its illustrative of the mindset that has driven Chelsea to the title this season. He is the boss, he has driven them from 10th previous year to make them champions and in the end it has been pretty comfortable. Conte got his first big head coaching role when he took over Italian giants Juventus F.C.in 2011.

"Yes I can", Responded Conte to being asked if he could 100% guarantee that he will still be at Chelsea next year.

For now, Conte will savor winning the Premier League.

Arsenal were leading the division less than a week ago but a loss at Chelsea saw the Gunners miss out on the league title.

"I hurt my lip during the Euros as well and they had to put a stitch in it after we scored against Belgium".


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