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2014/15 Premier League Season Review: Chelsea

Premier League Final Position: 1st 

Review

Chelsea landed their first Premier League title in five years and ended the campaign eight points clear of closest rivals Manchester City. A season of solid defensive displays and consistent performances throughout the campaign proved to be the difference and picking up the League Cup was an added bonus. Jose Mourinho set his side out to win the league from day one and nothing else would have been acceptable. He has once again got the foundation for Chelsea to dominate and proved that no matter how you get over the line you are still worthy winners.

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Best Moment

Chelsea all but sealed the title away at Queens Park Rangers. A ground where they have struggled in recent years and a very difficult game for the club on and off the field. Cesc Fabregas‘ late winner showed grit and determination and belief that the side could pull off a win in an ugly game – something Mourinho is a master at.

Worst Moment

Newcastle away. Chelsea’s shocking performance and loss in this game, their first of the season, in a game they didn’t expect to lose. Although not an aim for Mourinho and Chelsea, it stopped their chances of an unbeaten season and showed weaknesses in the side.

Player of the Year

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Eden Hazard Chelsea’s key player without any doubt. He made the champions tick and single handedly won games, scoring 14 goals. Hazard’s ability to create and turn games makes him the player he is and one defenders do not like facing. Although there are arguments for a whole host of players like John Terry for his leadership and Willian’s relentless work-rate, Hazard is the ideal attacking player for any club.

Biggest Win 

Swansea 0-5 Chelsea (Jan 17, 2015)

Biggest Defeat

West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Chelsea (May 18, 2015)

What to improve for the 2015 season…

It is hard to improve on winning the title. Chelsea have to maintain their performance level and desire in order to retain their title. Mourinho will not give his players any opportunity to perform badly next season and his mentality to win should ensure Chelsea have a great chance of winning the league back-to-back. Mourinho needs to bring in another striker as cover for the injury-prone Diego Costa and departing Didier Drogba.

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About Lewis Addley (601 Articles)

Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter.
Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB.
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