Tottenham’s 1-0 loss to West Ham in May at the London Stadium meant Chelsea had to win West Brom at The Hawthorns to win the Premier League title with two games to spare.
Cesc Fabregas and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte in a Sky Sports documentary: ‘Chelsea: Premier League Champions’, revealed how they followed Tottenham’s game against West Ham in a restaurant in London and the celebration that followed after Tottenham’s loss.
“Two days before, it was my birthday so I was celebrating with my family at a restaurant in central London and Marcos [Alonso] was there. As I come into the restaurant, who do I see behind my table – the manager,” Fabregas told Sky Sports.
“We were sitting in the same restaurant, obviously not watching the game because the game was on, and I have this app that keeps you updated on what’s happening and when we saw it was 1-0 to West Ham, I turned round and showed him 1-0 with my hands.
“At the end, when I saw the score, I told him it was finished and he stood up and came to hug me, my dad, my wife and Marcos’ dad was in front of me. It is a funny story and one I will remember because it is something you don’t expect.”
When asked if the manager celebrated in the same emphatic way he does on the touchline, Fabregas joked: “Not quite but close!”
Conte also gave his side, adding: “My wife and daughter were coming to England so I wanted to exploit this chance to have a dinner with them. During the dinner, I found Cesc and Marcos.
“Cesc told me it was 1-0 and I thought Tottenham were winning but no, they were losing. In the last 25 minutes, I didn’t eat.”