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Chelsea captain Gary Cahill also celebrated John Terry speaking after the win against Sunderland at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

‘”It was all about celebrating – Cahill said – Celebrating a great player in John and celebrating the title. He’s such a great player and an idol at the football club”.

Then he added: “He gave me the armband and it’s been a great honour to be captain for a large part of the season, but we all know he’s the club captain. He holds that honour and he has that respect among the fans and players”.

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Premier League’s last fixture saw Chelsea against Sunderland, in a memorable game as John Terry played his last game with the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

The Chelsea captain lifted Premier League title alongside with Gary Cahill and the entire squad after beating 5-1 the Black Cats, which are officially relegated.

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Outstanding moments from Stamford Bridge, after Chelsea‘s home win over Sunderland in their last game of the season.

It was an emotional game for Blues’ captain John Terry, but also manager Antonio Conte was celebrated by fans and players. The Italian manager got ‘icebucket treatment’ from Chelsea players!

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte spoke after Blues’ captain John Terry today in the final speech at Stamford Bridge. He said: “It’s an mazing moment for us, we have to celebrate this win. For me, for the players is fantastic to celebrate with you. Today we have to celebrate all around the world! Come on Chelsea”.

Then Conte told SkySport Italia: “We had to work a lot to win this title, I found committed players and great fans, it has been a very tough season in every way”.

“We had to change several things this season, now we are celebrating and this is great, but since tomorrow we must be concentrate and focused on the FA Cup final against Arsenal”.

When asked about John Terry, Conte added: “John has been a vital player for me, he helped me during the season giving some advice. He started playing from the 1′ minute and then he suffered an injury, we changed our defensive system and he didn’t play every game. Anyway his behavior has always been great, he behaved like a captain but we must remember that he’s a legend”.

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“Today is one of the most difficult days of my life,” said John Terry after his last game at Stamford Bridge today, when Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 win against Sunderland.

“I have been very fortunate to play with unbelievable players and managers in career, thankful to every one of you. We all have to thank Roman Abramovich, I’d like to thank him and the board, the best in world football. He loves this club from the U8s up, year in year out, to give us best opportunity. On behalf of myself and fans, thanks”.

“I’d like to thank my wife and kids for supporting me on amazing journey I have had, I love you. Lastly you guys the fans, best supporters in the world without a shadow of a doubt. You have given everything from the age of 14, picked me up when I was down, sung my name when I have had bad games and disappointed you”.

“Thank you will never be enough, but I will be back here one day, – Terry ended – I will always be supporting the team and players from the bottom of my heart”.

Terry also paid tribute to departing first-team coach Steve Holland and manager Antonio Conte, who praised the Blues’ captain in his last day at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Terry (c) (Cahill 26), Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Diego Costa (Batshuayi 62), Hazard (Pedro 70).
Unused subs Begovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Matic.
Willian 8, Hazard 61, Pedro 78, Batshuayi 90, 90+2.
Booked Jones 48

Sunderland (3-5-2): Pickford; Jones (Gibson 88), O’Shea (c), Lescott; Manquillo, Rodwell (Gooch 62), Cattermole, Larsson, Oviedo; Januzaj, Borini.
Unused subs Mannone, Maja, Asoro, Love, Embleton.
Scorer Manquillo 3
Booked Diego Costa 39

Referee Neil Swarbrick
Crowd 41,618

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard will celebrate with the whole team their Premier League title secured a few weeks ago.

“All the players have been fantastic and we’ve won a lot of games – the Belgian star said ahead of Sunderland clash – At the end of this season I think we’ve deserved to win the title and now we have one more game, and the FA Cup final, still to play”.

“We started this season well and we won the league but next season we will be in trouble if we don’t work as hard as we have this season, we have to be ready every year at the same level to stay at the top”.

Chelsea are set to face Arsenal at Wembley next Saturday in the FA Cup final. “We haven’t celebrated a lot because we have the FA Cup final and we have to be ready for that, – Hazard explained – After West Brom we had a party in the dressing room and celebrated together so it was good to see the smiles on faces. I hope next week, after the game, we will have won the Double”.

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Chelsea captain John Terry will play his last game at Stamford Bridge against Sunderland tomorrow.

Antonio Conte reckons the importance of a player like J.T. in the backroom, remembering a similar situation when he was in charge at Juventus: “I another situation with Del Piero in my first season as a manager at Juventus, he finished playing that season”.

“When you are used to having a club in your life every day, you start your day and you have that club in your mind, it’s not easy to think you’ll start a new day and finish this situation”.

“But this situation in his mind mustn’t finish. Chelsea will always be his home – he added – John has a good personality, he has had incredible experience with different managers, great managers, he won a lot and it’s very important to start your career with this experience”.

“If you are able to mix your knowledge from the many years you have worked with different coaches, it is very important. It’s important to have your own idea when you become a manager”.

Conte ended: “Then it’s very important to take your time to understand which is the best way for you when you finish playing. It’s not easy to say which is the best way. It’s a personal question. If you ask me if he has the possibility and the characteristics to become a good manager in the future, yes, yes”.

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If Cesar Azpilicueta plays against Sunderland in the Blues’ last home game, he will be the only Chelsea star who played every league game this season.

“It’s something amazing because during the season you have ups and downs, – he claimed – The manager showed great confidence in me from the first day, so to be on the pitch for every minute in the Premier League, and to win it, is something I really appreciate. I work a lot to be available for the manager”.

And Chelsea manager Antonio Conte addded: “It’s incredible to have a player playing every single minute in this league. Unbelievable”.

When asked about the Spaniard’s possible record, Conte ended: “It means Azpi is a great player and a champion on, and off the pitch. When you do this and you haven’t an injury, you are able to play every single minute, it means you are great on and above all off the pitch. This is a great achievement for him”.


o do that we must get the better of a Sunderland side who looked resolute in midweek against Arsenal, our FA Cup final opponents. Conte will once again be calling on Cesar Azpilicueta, a starter and finisher in every league game so far. He hopes to make it 38 games played and all minutes completed come 5pm tomorrow.

‘It’s incredible to have a player playing every single minute in this league. Unbelievable.

‘It means Azpi is a great player and a champion on, and off the pitch. When you do this and you haven’t an injury, you are able to play every single minute, it means you are great on and above all off the pitch. This is a great achievement for him.’


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