Chelsea has won the English Premier League. That statement is hardly surprising as the London team’s consistency, defensive solidity, mental strength, creativity and flair throughout the season made them unanimous favourites to paint the cup’s ribbons royal blue.
The Blues’ outspoken manager, Jose Morinho says he feels “proud” after his team were crowned Premier League champions, but admits he is “tired” and “needs a rest”
At an ecstatic Stamford Bridge stadium, Morinho’s Blues secured their fourth Premier League title by beating Crystal Palace 1-0.
Eden Hazard, this year’s PFA Player of the Year scored the only goal of the game when he followed up his own missed penalty with a clever header, and Chelsea withstood heavy pressure from Palace to hold on for the three points they needed.
Now that the title is officially gone, the real battle for a seat in next year’s Champions League football is underway. In Manchester, United and City are each galloping to ensure the other does not finish above the other.
With a total of five points separating both teams, United and Chelsea have one foot into the big-boys club next year; the special league in which ‘The Special One’ proudly gets automatic inclusion. An effective counter attack saw Sergio Aguero capitalise on Spurs’ momentary lapse.
In the relegation zone, QPR, Burnley and Sunderland are the unfortunate trio on the verge of facing the drop. Leicester, whose resurrected form saw them put three goals past Newcastle to go above the bottom three, with only three more games left to the season.