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The Data Day: West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea

The Blues secured the Premier League title with a 1-0 win at the Hawthorms last night. Here, we take a statistical look at the game...

Chelsea had 24 shots on goal, compared to West Brom’s seven. Michy Batshuayi scored with our 23rd attempt of the game.

Batshuayi, the eventual matchwinner, had only been on the pitch for six minutes when he fired home the decisive goal.

The Blues dominated possession, enjoying a 68 per cent share of the ball over the course of the game.

We completed 500 passes. By comparison, the Baggies completed 196.

Cesc Fabregas, outstanding against Middlesbrough on Monday, carried his good form into last night’s match. As well as creating the highest number of chances with seven, the Spaniard completed more passes than any other player with 99.

David Luiz, meanwhile, made the highest number of defensive clearances with nine, including a crucial one in the first half from a James McClean cross.

The Blues boast the best away record in the Premier League, with last night’s victory our 13th on the road this season.

Should we win our remaining two matches, we will accrue the second-highest points total (93) of any team in Premier League history. The record currently stands at 95 points, set by Jose Mourinho’s Blues in 2004/05.

Antonio Conte becomes the third Chelsea manager to win the title in his first season in England, following Mourinho (2004/05) and Carlo Ancelotti (2009/10).

Conte has now won the title in his past four seasons as a club manager.

We have lost just one of our last eight matches against West Brom, a defeat which came after the title had been secured in 2014/15.

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