Chelsea confirmed the inevitable with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace to clinch their fourth Premier League title (fifth top division title overall) with three matches left to play. It’s Chelsea’s first league title in five years and first since Jose Mourinho returned to the club last season, bringing an added level of satisfaction.
When the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, Jose Mourinho immediately went to his son in the stands and John Terry formed a hug triangle on the pitch.
Owner Roman Abramovich, meanwhile, found it difficult to contain his satisfaction in being insanely rich.
Once Sky Sports got a microphone in Terry’s face, he took a shot at former Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez. (Terry has played every minute of every match this season.)
John Terry takes aim at Rafa Benitez: “Only one person said I can’t play twice in a week, he knows who he is.”
— Eurosport.com (@EurosportCom_EN) May 3, 2015
But he concluded the interview by sending condolences to Rio Ferdinand, whose wife died on Friday night.
Mourinho had his Eric Cantona moment.
Jose Mourinho to critics who question Chelsea’s title: “The dogs bark and the caravans go by”
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 3, 2015
Back in the dressing room, Gary Cahill aggressively blasted a camera with champagne.
— CHAMPIONS! (@ChelseaFC) May 3, 2015
And now, all that’s left to do is the open-top bus parade, which, in honor of Chelsea’s season, will not move.