Chelsea players paid tribute to departing striker Didier Drogba by carrying him off the pitch after 26 minutes at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Facundo Arrizabalaga/Getty Images

Chelsea 3-1 Sunderland This arena was basking in giddy celebration long before the Premier League trophy was paraded on to the turf, with all t(...)

José Mourinho: Chelsea manager hoping for success in Champions League next season. Photograph: Reuters.

José Mourinho has said he regrets his use of the word “campaign” when complaining about decisions made against his Chelsea side over the turn of the (...)

Cesc Febregas has had his three match ban for the straight red  card shown to him during Chelsea’s 3-0 defeat to West Brom reduced to one game. Photograph: Reuters

Cesc Fàbregas has had his three-match ban reduced to just one after Chelsea successfully argued the initial punishment was excessive.The Spain midfiel(...)

Saido Berahino and Darren Fletcher celebrate West Brom’s opener in their 3-0 win over Chelsea at The Hawthorns. Photograph: Reuters

West Bromwich Albion 3 Chelsea 0 This was not the way Jose Mourinho envisaged the Premier League champions playing out the rest of the season a(...)

Manuel Pellegrini has credit for winning the Premier League and League Cup in his first season with Manchester City. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to remain as Manchester City’s manager for next season after the club’s hierarchy reviews the Chilean’s performance, a pr(...)

 John Terry (left) and Cesar Azpilicueta after winning the Premier League title after the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea became champions with a 1-0 victory. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

It was perhaps appropriate that the team ground down by Chelsea to confirm a first league title in five years were Crystal Palace. Retreat to March 20(...)

 Jose Mourinho even acknowledged that Chelsea had become less artistic since Christmas. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

“Sometimes you win because you are tremendous and other times you win because you are the best. But you can be the best without being tremendous.” — J(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard celebrates after missing his penalty but scoring with the rebound header during the  Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Chelsea 1 Crystal Palace 0As Eden Hazard celebrated the goal that would ultimately settle everything, the outstanding performer in this season’s title(...)

Diego Costa who suffered a relapse of his hamstring injury against Stoke is unlikely to be risked against Crystal Palace. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

José Mourinho will allow himself five minutes to celebrate the Premier League title when it is won before turning his attentions to the task of retai(...)

James McCarthy scoring the first goal for Everton in their 3-0 win over Manchester United. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

James McCarthy has said his long-term future remains with Everton and attributed an improvement in front of goal to being “let off the leash” by Rober(...)