Our friends over at Copa90.com have put together an (almost) end of season compilation video titled ‘10 Defining Moments In Chelsea’s Title Winning Season‘.
Here’s how they have broken down the key moments in Chelsea becoming Champions in the 2014/15 season counting down from 10 to 1.
10. Chelsea’s summer transfer activity: 50 million sale of David Luiz allowed Chelsea to spend big on Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas while Thibaut Courtois returned from his loan at Atletico Madrid.
9. Fabregas’ pass at Burnley: Chelsea’s second goal was the culmination of 20 passes rounded off by a perfect assist from Fabregas to Schurrle.
8. Early form against title rivals: Victory against Liverpool and Arsenal plus draws against Man City and Man United meant the Blues were unbeaten against their rivals.
7. Losing to Newscastle: By early December everyone was talking about an unbeaten season and the pressure was released in the 2-1 defeat to Newcastle going on to win 5 of the 6 remaining matches in December.
6. Mourinho deflecting attention from their poor form: The 5-3 defeat against Spurs and 4-2 loss v Bradford in the FA Cup suggested cracks were starting to appear. Mourinho took the attention away from Chelsea’s form by talking of a league wide campaign against his team.
5. Seeing off the challenge of Man City: When City drew level at the top, Chelsea came out fighting with wins over Everton, Villa, Swansea and Newcastle to establish a 5-point lead once again.
4. Loic Remy’s goal against Hull: Having just gone out of the Champion’s League against PSG, Chelsea appeared to be lacking confidence with a draw against Southampton and an uncharacteristic Courtois error aganist Hull. Remy came to rescue with the winning goal after initially lettign a two goal lead slip away.
3. Chelsea 1-0 Man United: United came to the Bridge in great form but were foiled by Mourinho’s brilliant tactical display later claiming that United’s key men were in Chelsea’s pockets.
2. Eden Hazard, PFA Player of the Year: Hazard was in glittering form for the whole season but his 8 goals and 7 assists in the title run-in were of particular significance.
1. Winning the title at home vs Crystal Palace: Another perfect defensive display (and clean sheet) allowed Chelsea to win the title in front of their own fans at the Bridge against Palace.