Chelsea poised to celebrate first title in five years
Updated: 2015-04-30 10:51
Chelea's Ramires celebrates with Nemanja Matic after scoring the third goal during their Premier League soccer match against Leicester City, April 5, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
LONDON - Chelsea have been accused of being boring but they will not mind one bit if they beat Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to win the Premier League title for the first time in five years.
Jose Mourinho's side were jeered by Arsenal fans during last weekend's 0-0 draw after a season in which they have been devastatingly effective but occasionally short on sparkle.
A 3-1 win against Leicester City on Wednesday, however, means the London club are three points away from a first league title since Carlo Ancelotti led them to the double in 2010.
With a 13-point lead at the top, Mourinho is within touching distance of a third league championship at Stamford Bridge after back-to-back triumphs in 2005 and 2006 during his first stint in charge.
And with the champagne on ice, the Portuguese coach is not worried about what people are saying about his team.
"I know what I feel in relation to my work in the past two years, I don't need other people to recognise what we are," he told Sky Sports.
"I know exactly what we are. We are what every team would like to be."
Arsenal, in third, remain the only side who can mathematically catch the leaders, having five games left to play to Chelsea's four.