Chelsea crowned champions: Their season in numbers

Gary Cahill holds a flag reading champions

Ahead of their title-deciding match with Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was confident his side would seal the Premier League.

"We've been top of the league since day one," he said before kick-off.

Well, it wasn't quite day one but it's safe to say the blues have had an impressive season.

Here's a quick one to 10 of their season.

All numbers are correct at the time Chelsea won the league (1500 BST) on 3 May.


petr Cech

The number of goals they needed to secure the title at Stamford bridge against Crystal Palace.

Chelsea's number one, goalie Petr Cech, has seven clean sheets in all competitions this season.


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (second left) shakes hands with chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho
Image caption Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (second left) shakes hands with Jose Mourinho after Chelsea's first loss of the season

The number of games Chelsea have lost this season. Newcastle and Tottenham are the only sides to beat them in their 35 games.


Jose Mourinho
Image caption Jose Mourinho previously won the Premier League with Chelsea in 2005 and 2006

The number of times Jose Mourinho has won the league as Chelsea manager.

It's also the number of games they have left to play this season.


Didier Drogba
Image caption Didier Drogba has been in the squad for all four of Chelsea's Premier League wins

The number of times Chelsea have won the Premier League, with previous wins in 2005, 2006 and 2010.


White Hart Lane scoreboard
Image caption Chelsea conceded five goals in the Premier League for only the third time against Tottenham in January.

Chelsea have only scored five goals in a game once this season, in a 5-0 win over Swansea. They have scored more than five on one occasion though beating Everton 6-3 in August.

They also conceded five goals in one game this season during a 5-3 defeat to Tottenham in January. It was the first time they had conceded that many goals under Mourinho.

It's also been five years since they last won the title.


Manchester City players
Image caption Manchester City are Chelsea's closest rivals this season

The number of games second place Manchester City would have to win to overtake Chelsea. City are 16 points behind Mourinho's side.


Diego Costa
Image caption Diego Costa is Chelsea's top goal scorer this season

The number of goals title-securing scorer Eden Hazard would have to score to become the league's top goal scorer.

Sergio Ag├╝ero is out in front with 21, Harry Kane is second with 20, while Hazard's team-mate Diego Costa is in third with 19.

Chelsea have scored 69 goals this season.


John terry
Image caption John Terry is Chelsea's captain

As things stand, Chelsea have the best goal difference in the league with 42. Manchester City are the next closest on 34. That's eight behind.

Eight is also the number of games Chelsea have drawn this season.


Nemanja Matic

The number of months (nearly) Chelsea have been top of the table having been there since the second week of the season on 18 August.

Fact fans might also be interested to know Chelsea don't have a player wearing the number nine shirt in their squad this season.


Eden Hazard

In their last 10 games, Chelsea have only dropped three points.

It's also the shirt number of Eden Hazard, who scored the goal that sealed Chelsea's league win.

He's also got 10 assists to his name so far this season.

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