It’s All Over Now

Another domestic football season came to a close this weekend after ten turbulent months, with Chelsea lifting the Premier League trophy in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful. In the run-up to the season’s conclusion, some sides had more to play for than others – Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool were all fighting for a top-four finish to guarantee them UEFA Champions League football next year, whilst Man Utd had accepted their fate and decided UEFA Europa League victory would be their only route through. Meanwhile, the likes of Swansea and Crystal Palace were doing all they could to avoid relegation…

Friday 12th May saw Chelsea travel to West Bromwich Albion, where a victory would give them the Premier League title. A solitary goal from Michy Batshuayi proved the difference, returning the trophy to South London following Leicester City’s heroics last year. The area in front of the visiting supporters at The Hawthorns was packed with photographers and TV cameras as the players and staff descended on that corner of the pitch to celebrate victory. In recent years, such jubilation has been hard to capture without the familiar orange and yellow jackets of the stadium stewards doing their best to ruin it for us, but to be fair to the club and the police, we were afforded the freedom we needed to get the shots required…

 

Emotions ran high as matches went down to the wire. Here’s how I saw the last few games of the season…

 

 

Every Premier League photograph featured on this blog can be found at Offside Sports Photography.

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