Chelsea, with EPL title assured, beat Watford

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SKY SPORTSJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says Antonio Conte adapted to the Premier League quicker than Pep Guardiola Conte had a very hard in the first six-eight games and had to change and had to come up with something.

"I'm wearing the tracksuit but I'm living a very important moment. For sure this is a dream".

Chelsea were suffering late nerves as West Brom threatened to prolong their title race before Batshuayi struck an 82nd-minute goal to guide his side to glory.

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

This season has been far from straightforward, amid persistent links with a move to the Chinese Super League, and he was briefly dropped in January after a blazing row with a fitness coach. It was the key moment for us because every single player found in this system the best for them.

The Italian had seen the potential in a team which won the 2014-15 title under Jose Mourinho before imploding within months.

He said: "I think that changed our season".

Despite lifting the trophy with two games to spare after 28 victories, Conte says there is more to come from the team now they know his way of working.

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Within six minutes, Batshuayi was poking home a close-range finish and getting mobbed by teammates in front of Chelsea's jubilant visiting fans.

"Michy repaid me a lot for this choice".

"He has also a very strong management team, with his coaches and Steve Holland.

It's a great squad of players they've got there but maybe there will be a freshening up, don't lose your best players and add one or two at the top end to go into the [UEFA] Champions League".

For now, Conte will savor winning the Premier League. The 36-year-old defender will leave Chelsea this summer after 22 years, and will also be expected to play on Sunday when he will lift the trophy for the fifth time. We had so many chances in the first half and then we got a bit nervous.

Conte had just begun to talk about the message he had received from Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo and whether he'd spoken to owner Roman Abramovich, when Luiz and Costa chose to take control of his press conference.

Antonio Conte revelled in Chelsea's "great achievement" before his players dragged him back into their Premier League title celebrations.