With five title wins in the Premier League era, only Manchester United sit above Chelsea in terms of all-time English top-flight championship successes.
Chelsea Premier League Title Wins
Despite Tottenham’s strong performance on 86 points, the Blues rattled off 30 wins from 38 games to win the Premier League with 93, some seven points clear of Spurs.
With Diego Costa top scoring on 20 goals and highlights including a 4-0 win over Man United at the Bridge and a 3-1 success at Man City, this proved to be an outstanding season for Antonio Conte’s men.
Expectation was high for the start of Jose Mourinho’s second season in his second spell in charge at the club, and the team didn’t let him or the fans down.
Winning the league with 87 points, eight ahead of Manchester City, the Blues secured their fourth Premier League title with Diego Costa as top scorer on 20 goals.
Carlo Ancelotti’s tenure at the Bridge got off to the perfect start with a win in the Community Shield, but it proved to be even better as time went on as Chelsea won their third Premier League title in 2009/10. The Blues pipped Manchester United to the crown by just a single point having thrashed Wigan Athletic 8-0 on the final day of the season.
Club legend Didier Drogba did the most damage scoring 29 league goals with doubles completed for the club over both Man United and Liverpool during a memorable campaign.
After winning the league at the first attempt in England, Jose Mourinho kept his perfect record going as he led the Blues to their second straight Premier League title in 2006 during a year in which the club, rather than rely on a prolific striker, had super Frank Lampard to thank most of all as the England midfielder reached his peak in the midfield.
Lampard top scored with 16 Premier League goals in 2005/06 as part of a spine that included Petr Cech, John Terry and Didier Drogba. Chelsea were unstoppable and wrapped up the league in fitting fashion, beating Man United 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on their last home game of the campaign.
With the club’s transformation taking shape under owner Roman Abramovich and the Blues having dispensed with Claudio Ranieri’s services as manager after some near misses the year before, 2004/05 heralded the new era of ‘special one’ Jose Mourinho who brought in Petr Cech, Arjen Robben and four of his Portuguese countrymen to bolster the squad.
A 1-0 win over Man United got things off to the perfect start and the club went on to lose only one league game all season, falling only to a Nicolas Anelka penalty at Manchester City, as 95 points were amassed to comfortably see off Arsenal, Man United and fourth-placed Everton in the title race.
A symbolic precursor to the Jose Mourinho era came in the season before his arrival, when a team managed by Claudio Ranieri finished second to Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ squad in 2004.
In 2006/07 having won the league twice, Mourinho’s side drew twice with Manchester United when wins may well have taken them to a third straight title while the following season another runners-up spot was secured behind the Old Trafford side as the club again came agonisingly close to regaining their crown.
Having won the league again the season before during his second spell in charge of the club, Jose Mourinho saw things begin to fall apart behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge in 2015/16 and a disastrous campaign ended with the side’s worst Premier League performance ever.
Finishing 10th with just 50 points and having suffered twelve league defeats, this season proved to be the end for Mourinho at Chelsea as he left in December as the club continued to struggle.