Five reasons behind Chelsea's Premier League triumph

In February last year, Jose Mourinho announced his Chelsea side would be kings of England in 2015. He said so with a smirk on his face and winked for the cameras.

'Impossible' to replicate Alex Ferguson's feat of 13 EPL titles: Jose Mourinho
'Impossible' to replicate Alex Ferguson's feat of 13 EPL titles: Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that it is nearly an 'impossible' task to match former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's haul of 13 Premier League titles.

Carlo Ancelotti brought smiles back in Real Madrid: Iker Casillas
Carlo Ancelotti brought smiles back in Real Madrid: Iker Casillas

Spanish football club Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas praised Carlo Ancelotti, saying that the Italian manager "brought the smile back to Madrid" following the reign of Portuguese Jose Mourinho.

Jose Mourinho already looking ahead to next season
Jose Mourinho already looking ahead to next season

Before the last strands of blue ticker tape were being swept from the Stamford Bridge pitch on Sunday, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would have cast his mind forward to the task of retaining the Premier League title.

Manuel Pellegrini taunts Jose​ Mourinho in style wars
Manuel Pellegrini taunts Jose​ Mourinho in style wars

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has stepped up his war of words with Jose Mourinho by claiming he would never be satisfied to win the Premier League playing in the cautious style of newly crowned champions Chelsea.

Chelsea win 2014-15 EPL title, Man City eye Champions League spot
Chelsea win 2014-15 EPL title, Man City eye Champions League spot

Chelsea won the Premier League title on Sunday as former champions Manchester City strengthened their bid for direct entry into next season`s Champions League.

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea sequel as good as the original
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea sequel as good as the original

Jose Mourinho heard phrases like `never go back` and `the sequel is rarely as good as the original` when he agreed to rejoin Chelsea, but how he has rammed those words back down the throats of his critics.

Chelsea are boring under Jose Mourinho, says Ruud Gullit
Chelsea are boring under Jose Mourinho, says Ruud Gullit

Chelsea play "ugly" football under Jose Mourinho and the Premier League`s runaway leaders deserve to be branded as boring because of their refusal to attack teams, their former manager Ruud Gullit has said.

Memories more important than medals for Jose Mourinho
Memories more important than medals for Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said it is memories rather than medals that motivate him as his Chelsea side sit on the brink of a first Premier League title for five years.

Didier Drogba can't wait for ''crazy'' Chelsea Sunday
Didier Drogba can't wait for ''crazy'' Chelsea Sunday

Veteran striker Didier Drogba is expecting a "crazy" Stamford Bridge atmosphere when Chelsea attempt to clinch the Premier League title for the first time in five years with a win at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Pellegrini takes `small team` swipe at Mourinho
Pellegrini takes `small team` swipe at Mourinho

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has taken a swipe at old rival Jose Mourinho by claiming he wouldn`t want to win the Premier League in the manner of champions-elect Chelsea.

Chelsea out to set seal on season of dominance
Chelsea out to set seal on season of dominance

Having seemingly been promised to them all season, the Premier League title will be within Chelsea`s grasp on Sunday when they host Crystal Palace needing three points to become champions.

Jose Mourinho mulls long Diego Costa break
Jose Mourinho mulls long Diego Costa break

Diego Costa may not appear for Chelsea again this season, Jose Mourinho has said, ahead of a summer fitness programme aimed at returning the burly Spanish striker to full strength.

Shaky Manchester City must improve defensively, says Manuel Pellegrini
Shaky Manchester City must improve defensively, says Manuel Pellegrini

Scoring goals is not a problem but Manchester City must tighten up defensively if they are going to challenge for the Premier League title next season, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

Arsene Wenger accuses Jose Mourinho of lacking respect
Arsene Wenger accuses Jose Mourinho of lacking respect

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has accused his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho of showing a lack of respect after labelling the Gunners "very boring" for going 10 years without winning a trophy.

Jose Mourinho turns air blue to spark Chelsea comeback
Jose Mourinho turns air blue to spark Chelsea comeback

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho delivered an expletive-laden halftime team talk that fired his side to a 3-1 comeback victory over Leicester City on Wednesday and moved them to within three points of the Premier League title.

We haven`t assured ourselves of title yet, says Jose Mourinho
We haven`t assured ourselves of title yet, says Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists the English Premier League title has not been secured just yet despite moving to within one victory of mathematically clinching it.

Manchester United, Barcelona in San Francisco showdown
Manchester United, Barcelona in San Francisco showdown

European heavyweights Manchester United and Barcelona will face off in a glamour friendly in San Francisco on July 25, organisers of the International Champions Cup announced on Tuesday.

Defiant Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes
Defiant Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes

Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea" during the London derby on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho feels the love despite Chelsea jibes
Jose Mourinho feels the love despite Chelsea jibes

With Chelsea six points from a first Premier League title since 2010, manager Jose Mourinho happily turned a deaf ear to suggestions his team are unloved by neutrals.