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Conte to stay and improve Chelsea next season

Conte to stay and improve Chelsea next season”

Chelsea paid £33 million to snare Batshuayi last summer, but he has yet to make a Premier League start for the club.

"I'm delighted for Michy", said centre-back Gary Cahill following victory at The Hawthorns.

Attack: Conte could reward Michy Batshuayi with a rare start up front after the Belgian hitman came off the bench to score the crucial victor to secure the title last time out.

'That's why next season with the Champions League we will have to be at the top of our game to compete.

Conte also has managed club captain John Terry's gradual fading out from the first team with grace and class. This game isn't the final day just yet (that will come next Sunday), but instead is a make-up game for an FA Cup postponement.

Before the game, the Baggies issued a statement confirming a "zero tolerance" approach that promised any fans found to be selling their tickets to Chelsea supporters would be banned from the ground.

Diego Costa and David Luiz brought Conte's post-match media conference to an abrupt end to continue the celebrations, before impatiently waiting for their boss to conclude a further media commitment.

His side beat West Brom 1-0 on Friday to confirm their status as champions with two games to spare, despite an unconvincing start to the 2016/17 campaign. Of course we think about this. They have worked hard in each game and looked a better side in numerous matches. Home manager Tony Pulis was pleased with the efforts of his players.

"I want to say thanks to our fans because they pushed a lot in every game, home and away".

"Hopefully we will get back some injured players and hopefully it will go well".

"In the present, in the past, I stay with my players in positive and negative situations". It'll be a hard game against Chelsea.

"This is a dream that is coming true, " said Conte, who has won four successive domestic championships after three with Juventus.

When club owner Roman Abramovich asked Conte to leave his role as Italy coach to sort out Chelsea's sulking stars, many felt he was on a hiding to nothing.

"I'm hoping we can get maybe one or two players in that can give us that lift again for next season, because it's important".

It was evident from that first moment, when he smiled at the press pack: most of us hadn't seen a smile born of anything other than sarcasm or embarrassment for a good 12 months.

It is indicative of Chelsea's season that the Blues converted their first match ball - to use a tennis term - to win their fifth Premier League title. We have the same ambition.

"It will be a big target for us".



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