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Chelsea are Champions

Chelsea are Champions

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It's party time at Stamford Bridge! On Sunday the 2nd of May, Chelsea won their fourth Premier League title. The Blues beat Crystal Palace 1-0 to win the title with three matches still to play. After the latest round of matches, Chelsea are 13 points ahead of Arsenal, who with four matches left to play can't now catch their London rivals. It's Chelsea's first Premier League trophy since 2009/10.  Let's take a look at the Champions and how they won the title.

How did Chelsea win the title?

Chelsea have won the Premier League title.There is no doubt that Chelsea deserved to win the title, they've won the most matches, lost the fewest matches, conceded the fewest goals and have the best goal difference. With Eden Hazard, recently crowned the PFA Player of the Year, on the pitch, Chelsea also have a truly world class player. Against Crystal Palace, it was no surprise that Hazard scored the goal to give Chelsea the title but it was a surprise how it happened. Hazard was tripped in the penalty area by a Palace defender and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Hazard took the penalty, but probably hit the worst penalty of his career, and it was saved by the Palace goalkeeper. But it didn't matter because Hazard reacted first to the rebound and headed the ball into the net!

"I'm so happy to win another Premier League title in my second spell at the club. I will try for another one."  Jose Mourinho, Chelsea manager.

Which players were important for Chelsea this season?

Chelsea have had a fantastic season and the Chelsea team and squad have been the strongest in the Premier League this year. Six Chelsea players were named in the PFA team of the season, which reflects their dominance in the Premier League during 2014/15, but Mourinho has said the PFA team should have been eleven Chelsea players. It is difficult not to agree with him. Let's take a look at some of Chelsea's star performers this season.

John Terry

Terry and Azpilicueta celebrate.This is Premier League title number four for John Terry and his 16th major trophy with Chelsea. Terry is Chelsea's captain and has played every minute of the Premier League season, an amazing achievement for a player that many thought was coming to the end of his career. Terry is now the joint-highest scoring defender in the Premier League (38 goals). Chelsea's defence is built around Terry who is now seen as one of, if not the best, defenders in Premier League history. 

"Unbelievable! We’ve worked so hard to get the title. I’ve been ballboy here, I’ve been mascot, I’ve painted the stadium.”  John Terry, talking after winning his fourth Premier League title.

Nemanja Matic

Nemanja Matic with Branislav Ivanovic.Matic's return to Chelsea has been one of the most important changes to the Chelsea team in recent seasons. Originally bought by Chelsea in 2009, Matic only made two Premier League appearances before he was sold to Benfica in Portugal in 2011. But Mourinho decided to buy Matic again last summer and Matic has had a great impact on the team. The defensive midfielder is not a player who will take the headlines by scoring a hat-trick or dribbling past five or six players, but the support he gives to the Chelsea defence by breaking up play with tackles and interceptions is crucial to Jose Mourinho's team.

"It's special to me. I can't believe it - I thought it was a dream. This is why we play football." Nemanja Matic.

Diego Costa

Costa has had a major impact at Chelsea.Costa was another major Mourinho signing last summer and Costa took to the Premier League like a duck to water. Costa scored an amazing seven goals in his first four Premier League matches and was the striker Chelsea have been missing for the last few seasons. Costa, despite some injury worries in the second half of the season, has scored 19 Premier League goals and was named in the PFA team of the season. Costa has played a big part in Chelsea's success this season and a fully fit Costa will play a big part in Chelsea's title defence next seaon, too.

"Of course it's nice to be the topscorer but when I came here my aim was to win the league." Diego Costa.

Cesc Fabregas

Fabregas wore a protective mask for the last few games.Cesc Fabregas's move to Chelsea was a controversial one. He arrived from Barcelona, but before that he had played over 200 times and spent eight years with London rivals - Arsenal. Fabreags never won a title with Arsenal but has won one in his firt season at Chelsea. Chelsea fans have welcomed him too, especially after some sensational performances in the first half of the season. Fabregas has made 17 assists this season, which is the most in the Premier League and an amazing 7 more than Angel Di Maria (Manchester Utd) and Gylfi Sigurrdsson (Swansea City) who have the second most assists this season. Jose Mourinho was amazed that Fabregas wasn't named in the PFA team of the season.

"Hopefully it will be the start of a new era, a new team. Hopefully the new players now feel this winning mentality can go on for a long time." Cesc Fabregas.

Eden Hazard

Hazard and Willian celebrate the title winning goal.Hazard has scored 14 goals and made 8 assists this season and has been Chelsea's best creative talent for the whole season. Other players such as Alexis Sanchez, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney have played well in parts this season, but Hazard has been in great form from August to May. He has been named PFA Player of the Year and has also been named Chelsea's Player of the Year. Hazard is now often mentioned, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, as one of the best players in the world.

"We deserve to be Champions and everyone at Chelsea is very happy today." Eden Hazard.

How important is the special one?

Mourinho has won his third Premier League title.Many people see Chelsea's title win as a victory for Chelsea manager - Jose Mourinho. He has won a third Premier League title with Chelsea and has led Chelsea to their first Premier League title for five years. Mourinho bought very well last summer, bringing Costa, Fabregas and Matic to the club and in the first half of the season Chelsea played some fantastic football. In the second half of the season, Chelsea were a little more defensive but carried on winning and have won the Premier League by a big points difference. Mourinho is second behind Alex Ferguson in terms of Premier League trophies, but the Chelsea manager is the most successful manager in Premier League history in terms of percentage of wins.

Best Premier League manager.
Manager Club Win Draw Lose Number of games
Jose Mourinho 147 44 25 216
Sir Alex Ferguson 528 168 114 810
Manuel Pelligrini 60 15 18 93
Carlo Ancelotti

48 13 15 76
 
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hsn's picture
hsn
13/05/2022
TR
5527
points

Phrases
Although the referee missed the position, V.A.R never forgive when a player was tripped in the penalty area.
All the decision is being made by her that reflects her dominance in the house-:)
She who was accepted as one of the good, if not the best, contestant in the olympic game.


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hsn
13/05/2022 16:41
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5527

Phrases
Although the referee missed the position, V.A.R never forgive when a player was tripped in the penalty area.
All the decision is being made by her that reflects her dominance in the house-:)
She who was accepted as one of the good, if not the best, contestant in the olympic game.

zkn0421
22/10/2021
CN
17
points

very good


zkn0421
22/10/2021 14:55
China
Chelsea
17

very good

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Gabriel Amaral
25/03/2021
BR
1512
points

It was Chelsea by a huge difference, certainly.
Chelsea have probably the best squad but not necessarily the best players. But Mourinho is one of the best managers that have ever been at Premier League.


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Gabriel Amaral
25/03/2021 15:26
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

It was Chelsea by a huge difference, certainly.
Chelsea have probably the best squad but not necessarily the best players. But Mourinho is one of the best managers that have ever been at Premier League.

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mobeckham
07/07/2020
TR
6510
points

Chelsea were the best team so it's totally deserved.
Chelsea have some of the best players.
Jose Mourinho was one of the top managers at that time but not now.


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mobeckham
07/07/2020 13:22
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Chelsea were the best team so it's totally deserved.
Chelsea have some of the best players.
Jose Mourinho was one of the top managers at that time but not now.

Izabela
01/07/2020
BR
1505
points

Good


Izabela
01/07/2020 03:19
Brazil
Newcastle United
1505

Good

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jjosebadillo
27/11/2019
MX
435
points

yes,
i dont think so
No


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jjosebadillo
27/11/2019 19:14
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
435

yes,
i dont think so
No

sabanoleg
02/11/2016
UA
2337
points

I thnk Antonio Conte will make good job.


sabanoleg
02/11/2016 09:17
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I thnk Antonio Conte will make good job.

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kwesimanifest
03/07/2016
GH
4768
points

At the time they had the best manager


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kwesimanifest
03/07/2016 06:20
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

At the time they had the best manager

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/07/2016
GH
4768
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Yes they did at the time


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kwesimanifest
03/07/2016 06:19
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes they did at the time

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kwesimanifest
03/07/2016
GH
4768
points

Yes they were


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kwesimanifest
03/07/2016 06:16
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Yes they were

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assemjuve
05/03/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes they have.


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assemjuve
05/03/2016 13:39
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes they have.

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assemjuve
05/03/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes they do.


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assemjuve
05/03/2016 13:39
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes they do.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
05/03/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes they do.


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assemjuve
05/03/2016 13:39
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes they do.

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HakanUslu1881
05/02/2016
TR
1761
points

yes,they were.
so-so
yes,they have.


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HakanUslu1881
05/02/2016 05:02
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

yes,they were.
so-so
yes,they have.

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
14/12/2015
ME
3557
points

Chelsea has a good manager, quality players but they are playing really bad this season. We'll see if they can do smth. in the CL, against PSG again?


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aragorn1986
14/12/2015 14:40
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Chelsea has a good manager, quality players but they are playing really bad this season. We'll see if they can do smth. in the CL, against PSG again?

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MUGEMANYI
22/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Last season Chelsea played good defensive game


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MUGEMANYI
22/11/2015 12:13
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Last season Chelsea played good defensive game

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almirpereira
28/10/2015
BR
1326
points

I like it


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almirpereira
28/10/2015 23:51
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

I like it

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
27/10/2015
ME
3557
points

Maybe they don't have best players but they do have the best manager.


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aragorn1986
27/10/2015 00:13
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Maybe they don't have best players but they do have the best manager.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Sport is over all for an athlet.


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almirpereira
18/10/2015 02:05
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Sport is over all for an athlet.

almirpereira's picture
almirpereira
18/10/2015
BR
1326
points

Sport is over all for an athlet.


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almirpereira
18/10/2015 02:05
Brazil
Chelsea
1326

Sport is over all for an athlet.

Abdallah
07/10/2015
KW
1814
points

cheslea were the best team this season but the current season they are the worst , they have the best manager in the football history , I doubt in they have the best player , because comparing them to other players in the Europe like Spanish players or Italian they aren't the best .

I have a question I lost the topic which explain the coalition words by really and very , adjectives words which don't come with really or very , is it fine to ally them to really .?


Abdallah
07/10/2015 11:27
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

cheslea were the best team this season but the current season they are the worst , they have the best manager in the football history , I doubt in they have the best player , because comparing them to other players in the Europe like Spanish players or Italian they aren't the best .

I have a question I lost the topic which explain the coalition words by really and very , adjectives words which don't come with really or very , is it fine to ally them to really .?

Marshall30
10/09/2015
MX
0
points

The best team in the word! Go Chelsea


Marshall30
10/09/2015 19:16
Mexico
Chelsea
0

The best team in the word! Go Chelsea

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anabda
25/05/2015
BR
21
points

i my opinion Chelsea have the best squad, but they are not best team this season, arsenal is much better. And in premier league Mourinho is the best, this is sad but is the truth


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anabda
25/05/2015 03:35
Brazil
West Ham United
21

i my opinion Chelsea have the best squad, but they are not best team this season, arsenal is much better. And in premier league Mourinho is the best, this is sad but is the truth

anabda's picture
anabda
25/05/2015
BR
21
points

no
yes
no, i hate mourinho


anabda's picture
anabda
25/05/2015 03:33
Brazil
West Ham United
21

no
yes
no, i hate mourinho

PaJa111's picture
PaJa111
20/05/2015
CZ
34
points

Chelsea was team with the best consistency but I am not shore that Chelsea plays the best football in England. Mourinho is very good manager because he can set optimal tactics for every team which plays against Chelsea. The Blues plays from very good defence (Courtois, Terry, Cahill, Matic) and they can attack from very fast counterattack (Hazard, Willian, Costa). And Mourinho has perfect players for this tactics.


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PaJa111
20/05/2015 18:12
Czech Republic
Arsenal
34

Chelsea was team with the best consistency but I am not shore that Chelsea plays the best football in England. Mourinho is very good manager because he can set optimal tactics for every team which plays against Chelsea. The Blues plays from very good defence (Courtois, Terry, Cahill, Matic) and they can attack from very fast counterattack (Hazard, Willian, Costa). And Mourinho has perfect players for this tactics.

marco.triana
07/05/2015
CO
0
points

In my opinion Chelsea was the best squad this season in premier league. Every players make really good them work. However i would like Juan Cuadrado would play more games in premier league. I hope next season, Juan can adapt to the squad and make the difference like make Edez Hazard, the best Chelsea's player forward.


marco.triana
07/05/2015 18:56
Colombia
Arsenal
0

In my opinion Chelsea was the best squad this season in premier league. Every players make really good them work. However i would like Juan Cuadrado would play more games in premier league. I hope next season, Juan can adapt to the squad and make the difference like make Edez Hazard, the best Chelsea's player forward.

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