Chelsea are Premier League Champions Again

Chelsea are Premier League champions for a fourth time after a 1-0 victory at home to Crystal Palace.

The Blues needed a win against Palace to seal the title and Eden Hazard’s goal at the break was all but sufficient to help them reach an unassailable point tally with three games left in the season.

The Belgian headed past Julian Speroni after the Palace goalie had kept out his penalty.

Since taking charge of FC Porto in 2002, Mourinho has now won 22 trophies, including three in the Premier League. the victory secured For Chelsea a fifth top-flight success, and their first since the 2009-10 season.

Combining his two spells in England, Mourinho’s win percentage is better than any manager in the Premier League era having won 135 of 193 league games in charge of the London club; a staggering win percentage rate of 70%.

Didier Drogba Has Now Won the Premier League Title Three Times With Chelsea.  Image: Getty.
Didier Drogba Has Now Won the Premier League Title Four Times With Chelsea. Image: Getty.

Chelsea were also successful in the Capital One Cup after winning Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

The west Londoners were ruthless in the first half of the season and, despite playing without their talismanic striker Diego Costa for a handful of matches in the latter period; the ‘Special One’ just did prove how good a tactician he was when it comes to staving off disappointments into good situations.

One can hardly talk about the club’s campaign in the 2014-15 season without hinting at the contribution of the breakthrough of the year, Eden Hazard, whose efficiency, coupled with Cesc Fabregas’ and Nemanja Matic’s unflinching backup, worked magic round match days. Yet Didier Drogba and John Terry proved more than trustworthy when it comes to filling the gap between experience and youthfulness.

On Sunday, Juan Cuadrado- Mourinho’s mid-season purchase- was injected into the starting lineup after Ramires took I’ll.

Expectant Chelsea crowd were kept on the edge of their seats for much of a dull first half, aside Drogba’s free-kick which troubled Speroni.

Hazard scored the championship-winning goal right on the stroke of half-time, after the PFA Player of the Year tumbled under a slight contact from James McArthur in the visitors’ penalty area.

Eden Hazard Celebrates Scoring against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Image: Getty.
Eden Hazard Celebrates Scoring against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Image: Getty.

Speroni saved the former Lille midfielder’s spot kick but he followed up on the rebound to score with his head.

There was no taking the coveted silverware from the Blues’ hands after the break and not a repeat of the ‘boring boring Chelsea’ chant could disorient Mourinho’s men with owner Roman Abrahamovic watching with keen interest.

Jason Puncheon’s shot missed target by a glimmer and Thibaut Courtois was equal to Wilfried Zaha’s effort as Chelsea fended off their opponents’ prodding to regain the English title again.