Chelsea are BPL champs

Chelsea players celebrating after capturing the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace

Chelsea secured a first Premier League title in five years with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho’s side needed three points to claim the trophy with three games to spare and Eden Hazard headed in the rebound after missing a first-half penalty.

Mourinho’s 21st trophy of his prolific career was the Capital One Cup win at Wembley in March — the first of his second spell at Stamford Bridge — and now the Portuguese has a third Premier League title and Chelsea’s fourth in 11 seasons.

The self-proclaimed “Special One” delivered the first title 10 years ago — the 2004-05 win was Chelsea’s first championship in 50 years — but domestic league success has eluded the Blues since Carlo Ancelotti led them to the 2009-10 title.

Chelsea entered Sunday’s fixtures 13 points clear of Manchester City and Arsenal, the only team who could overhaul them as they have a game in hand.

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