Chelsea crowned Premier League Champions 2014-15

Published 05/03/2015, 11:53 AM EDT


“Blue is the color , Football is the game….” is the chant that is resonating across Stamford Bridge as Chelsea clinch their fourth Premier League trophy, defeating Crystal Palace 1-0.

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The atmosphere in Stamford bridge was electrifying as they needed a win to seal the title. But Alan Pardew has always been a tough nut to crack for Chelsea and a competitive London derby was expected. The Palace players didn’t disappoint as Zaha and Puncheon made some good runs into the box and kept Chelsea defenders awake for the entire game. For the Blues it was Willian who turned out to be the star of the match as he made some superb runs through the middle creating scoring oppurtunities for Drogba. The Brazilian gave the fantastic back-heel to Eden Hazard which led to a penalty late in the first half.

The Belgian missed the penalty but later converted it, courtesy of a rebound from Palace’s goalkeeper Speroni. He continued to be active in the midfield but just like Willian, failed to link up with Drogba. Speroni had some close saves and was kept on the edge initially but he was barely tested in the second half. Didier Drogba made some fantastic runs and chances at some points of the game but on the whole he looked average yet again, giving rise to speculations that he may not be offered a contract renewal. Crystal Palace had some chances but the Chelsea defense  stood their ground and ensured that Palace didn’t ruin their party. Overall they could manage just one shot on goal compared to seven by Chelsea.

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Colombian midfielder Cuadrado was given a start by Jose Mourinho today but he looked off colour and was replaced by Mikel after the break. Later on in the second half Chelsea played a safe game as they brought on Zouma who again proved his worth . As soon as the final whistle blew the entire Stamford Bridge erupted in joy. It was obvious, they’re now “Champions Of England”, a proud moment for each and every supporter of the club. As they’ve secured the title after 5 years with 3 games remaining. The players looked ecstatic and joined in with the celebrations.

“Unbelievable,We’ve worked so hard to get there. It was a little bit nervy but we’ve done it. One person said I couldn’t play two times in a week. Who knows who he is? I’ve proved him wrong. I’ve been ballboy here, I’ve been mascot, I’ve painted the stadium.” said Chelsea captain John Terry.

 

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