Chelsea secured the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons as substitute Michy Batshuayi scored late to supply a 1-0 win at West Brom on Friday night.

West Brom had frustrated Chelsea for 83 minutes before Batshuayi forced the ball over the line with a sliding shot to give Chelsea an insurmountable 10-point lead over Tottenham atop the table.

After West Brom's Salomon Rondon forced Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois to tip over his bar in the opening seconds, the game settled down into a sluggish first half.

Chelsea had 71 percent possession before the break and took 14 shots, but they only managed to put a single attempt on goal -- a Cesar Azpilicueta shot from distance.

The nearest the visitors came to taking the lead in the first half came in the 32nd minute when Cesc Fabregas flashed a shot inches wide of the post.