Chelsea capped a tremendous domestic campaign as goals from Diego Costa and Loic Remy ensured that the Champions got their title-winning party off on the right foot – with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland. The Blues may have wrapped up the league title three weeks ago, but they were made to wait until the last game of the season to lift the trophy.
The Black Cats took the lead through Scotland striker Steven Fletcher who headed home at the back post, before Chelsea replied through Diego Costa’s penalty, after John O’Shea fouled Juan Cuadrado in the 18-yard-box. However, it was the ever-prolific Loic Remy who stepped up for the league winners, scoring twice in the 70th and 88th minute to secure a novel three points.
This victory brought to an end a season in which Jose Mourinho’s side had been top of the table for a record 268 days. Indeed, the Stamford Bridge outfit have occupied top sport ever since the moment they beat Everton 6-3 at Goodison Park. Eight points clear at the top, this highly anticipated final day saw the club lift the Premier League trophy for the third time in its history.
Sunday’s proceedings had a touch of added emotion, following the involvement of Petr Cech and Didier Drogba. The Blues fans said goodbye to Drogba who announced that this would be his last game for the club, while Cech is also likely to have made his last appearance as he prepares to move elsewhere during the summer transfer window.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to a historic afternoon at Stamford Bridge:
FullTime!!! Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland!!!
Congrats Chelsea ??? pic.twitter.com/pth4qwqRTb
— Maria (@maria_pmk) May 24, 2015
Well that's the premier league done for another season!Unlucky to QPR Burnely and Hull but the credit goes to the champions! CHELSEA!???
— Lewis Emerson (@lewisemerson26) May 25, 2015
congrats chelsea ?
— tricia ?? (@trishplusmama) May 25, 2015
Gotta admit. Chelsea deserves the title.
— Anas (@anasmirzaaa) May 25, 2015
268 days at the top of the Premiership. Chelsea are champions. Brilliant.
— Barry Durman (@barrydearls) May 24, 2015
Chelsea were top for 268 says….another new record
— ?TiATSiM ? (@tiatsim) May 25, 2015
What a season it has been following Chelsea home and away. I love my team. Champions.
— Why So Serious? (@WahBloMatty) May 24, 2015
'Chelsea are champions!' Ahh I can never get tired of hearing that.
— Demi. (@Demi_94Xx) May 24, 2015
Chelsea The Champions!!
— prasetyo true blues (@PrasetyoBlues) May 24, 2015
Drogba, Cech & the Samsung sponsor all leaving Chelsea it's too much ??
— Falhada (@Falhadaa) May 24, 2015
— Tristan Habeck (@Triddy) May 25, 2015
— jackie lynch (@Deisegirl2) May 24, 2015
— jake goodwin (@jakegoodwin202) May 24, 2015
Thank you @didierdrogba for everything ?
— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) May 24, 2015
If Sky weren't so pro Gerrard they would have noticed 2 other PL legends (other than Lampard) in Petr Cech and Didier Drogba are leaving too
— Harry (@Harry_Hazard) May 16, 2015
Here’s how Petr Cech and Didier Drogba celebrated.
And all of you people,you were unbelievable today … As always for last 11 seasons ?? pic.twitter.com/d4RAVwX7XQ
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) May 24, 2015
Selfie of the year!!!!!!!
Me and the crown ??? pic.twitter.com/5BmCqZa1y8
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) May 24, 2015