Blues cruise to title

CHELSEA clinched the Premier League title and set a new goalscoring record with a sensational destruction of ten-man Wigan at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea players show off their latest premier league title after last evening’s 8-0 victory over Wigan at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea players show off their latest premier league title after last evening’s 8-0 victory over Wigan at Stamford Bridge.

CHELSEA clinched the Premier League title and set a new goalscoring record with a sensational destruction of ten-man Wigan at Stamford Bridge.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti guided the Blues to their first Championship success since 2006 in his debut season in England as Chelsea took their tally to 103 goals - the highest in the Premier League since Manchester United in 2000 and the first to achieve the century since Tottenham in 1962-63.

United’s victory over Stoke at Old Trafford was irrelevant as the Blues finished the season one point clear of their rivals.

Ancelotti’s side smashed home seven or more goals for the fourth time this season as Wigan, who had defender Gary Caldwell sent-off on the half-hour, simply capitulated.

A hat-trick from Golden Boot winner Didier Drogba, who finished the season with 29 league goals, two from Nicolas Anelka, a Frank Lampard penalty and others from Salomon Kalou and Ashley Cole, left Chelsea champions and on the brink of a League and FA Cup double.

Only Portsmouth now stand in their way of a history-making season for Ancelotti and his team.

The Blues will become only the seventh team in the history of the game to win both competitions if they can overcome Avram Grant’s side at Wembley next week.

The Blues were given the best possible start by France international Nicolas Anelka.

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