Chelsea are the 2016-17 Premier League champions after defeating West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Antonio Conte’s side ran out 1-0 winners on Friday night as the west Londoners clinched their sixth top flight title, and the fifth of the Premier League era.

A late goal from substitute Michy Batshuayi, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes, ensured it was now mathematically impossible for the Blues to be caught by London rivals Tottenham.

Chelsea went into the fixture knowing that just three points from their remaining three matches would see the title return to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues saw off Middlesbrough 3-0 at the Bridge last Monday to put themselves within touching distance of the title, and finished off the job before their week was done.

Conte becomes the fourth Italian coach to the win Premier League, and the fourth since 2010, following Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea 2009-10), Roberto Mancini (Manchester City 2011-12) and Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City 2015-16).

Reacting to his side’s success, Conte told Sky Sports: “I think this achievement is a great achievement for the players, for my players.

Chelsea enjoy double title delight as Under-18s crowned Premier League champions

Chelsea are revelling in double title delight after the Under-18s were crowned champions on the same night as the Premier League winners.

Jody Morris’s side completed a historic treble having already been crowned as Southern Champions of the Professional Development League as well as beating Manchester City in the FA Youth Cup Final.

In total, the Chelsea academy played 65 games, scored 157 goals and won three trophies. The young Blues have not lost at home for over two years, a run of 41 games and dropped just two points at Cobham all season.