Chelsea are 2016/2017 EPL Champions

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Chelsea secured their fifth Premier League title with a dramatic late victory at West Brom.

Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored in the 82nd minute to secure the vital win, sliding in to turn home Cesar Azpilicueta’s cut-back from close range.

After nearest rivals Tottenham lost against West Ham on 5 May, Chelsea needed only two wins from their final four matches to take the trophy.

They convincingly beat Middlesbrough 3-0 on Monday and wrapped things up with victory at The Hawthorns.

And Ross Barkley’s goal settled Everton’s meeting with Watford after the build-up to the match was dominated by uncertainty over the midfielder’s Goodison Park future.

Barkley swept home a curling shot from 20 yards shortly after break as Sebastian Prodl failed to close him down.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman said on Thursday that Barkley had until next weekend to agree to a contract extension or he would be sold, reports the BBC.

Watford rarely threatened, although the physicality of Stefano Okaka caused a few nervy moments late on.

Enner Valencia could have made the scoreline more comfortable for the hosts but was denied by a good save from Heurelho Gomes.

 

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