Chelsea Football club of London, England have won the 2016/2017 English Premier League with two games to spare. All thanks to Coach Antonio Conte’s masterclass.

After a dismal performance last footballing season that got Jose Mourinho a sack, Conte came in and did the impossible. Chelsea had ended 10th last season, and now they are Champions.

There was a lot of new cool stories, as Chelsea added former blues, David Luiz, Ngolo Kante, Marcos Alonso, and Michy Batshuayi. Victor Moses rejoined the Chelsea squad after three seasons on loan, and Nathan Ake was recalled from Bournemouth load midway through the season.

Victor Moses became a sweet revelation as Conte switched into a 3-4-3 formation after been beaten by Liverpool and Arsenal. Since those matches, Chelsea only lost twice to Tottenham and Crystal Palace, having won thirteen matches consecutively, a record breaking feat.

Ngolo Kante was also very instrumental, and he proved to be a great addition to the squad alongside Luiz and Alonso. The French man has already been awarded with the PFA and FWA Best Player of the year. He scored an incredible goal against Manchester united earlier in the season. He was Champions with Leicester last season, and now with Chelsea again – the first player to do so.

Alonso and Moses have had wonderful seasons too. They both played the left and right wingbacks, and scored goals going forward as well. The Conte system got them very illustrious. The Nigerian man, Moses, already thanked Conte for believing in him. He is now a strong contender for the CAF and BBC African Player of the year award for 2017.

Oscar and Mikel Obi were sold mid-season to Chinese clubs, but both will get their EPL winners’ medal having started the season with Chelsea. Batchuayi aka Batman was the premier league Champions goalscorer against Westbrom last night. He can console himself with that having been on the bench for most of the season.

Diego Costa has been fantastic too, even though he lost form for a bit after the Chinese clubs offers that reportedly came for him in January. He has 20 EPL goals to his name. Fabregas who has only started 12 matches for Conte’s side has been phenomenal too. He is regarded as Santa with his goal assists record. He had 11 assists already this season more than any other EPL players.

Eden Hazard was key this season as usual. Though, Willian had to come from the bench for most of the season, he still had many defining moments. Gary Cahill and Matic was instrumental too, defending deep when they had to, and also getting on the score sheet. Azpilicueta who should have made the PFA EPL Best 11 was the most hardworking Chelsea player this season. Keeper Courtois also delivered when he was called. Pedro won the goal of the week with his game changing goal against Everton. He has flashes of these beautiful goals all season, as he scored a sweet screamer against Tottenham too. John Terry who leaves at the end of this season was widely celebrated by the Chelsea fans too.

Chelsea have one more trophy to fight for, and that is the English FA cup, and it would be against Arsenal at Wembley in few weeks time. Congratulations to ChelseaFC, the 16/17 English Premier Champions! That is their 6th EPL Title!

Source; RapportNaija

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