How Chelsea won the title - Match by match
Chelsea clinched their second successive Barclays Premiership title on Saturday. Here is how they have repeated last season's triumph.
WIGAN 0-1 CHELSEA (14/08/05)
Hernan Crespo makes an impressive return to Chelsea after a year on loan to AC Milan, sparing his side's blushes with an injury-time winner against Premiership new boys Wigan in the opening game of the season.
CHELSEA 1-0 ARSENAL (21/08/05)
Jose Mourinho's side come through their first big test of the season as Didier Drogba's second-half strike secures victory against the Gunners.
CHELSEA 4-0 WEST BROM (24/08/05)
An emphatic victory against Albion is secured by goals by Frank Lampard, who scored twice, Joe Cole and Drogba.
TOTTENHAM 0-2 CHELSEA (27/08/05)
Perfect start to the season continues as summer signing Asier Del Horno scores his first goal for the club before Damien Duff wraps up the win against a much-improved Tottenham side.
CHELSEA 2-0 SUNDERLAND (10/09/05)
Routine stuff against the relegation favourites, Geremi and Drogba doing the damage.
CHARLTON 0-2 CHELSEA (17/09/05)
Two goals in five second-half minutes by Crespo and Arjen Robben see off the in-form Addicks at The Valley.
CHELSEA 2-1 ASTON VILLA (24/09/05)
Luke Moore hands Villa a shock lead before half-time, only for Lampard to level swiftly and get a winner from the spot.
LIVERPOOL 1-4 CHELSEA (02/10/2005)
Lampard's 27th-minute penalty gives the visitors the lead but Liverpool level quickly through Steven Gerrard. The impressive Drogba inspires Chelsea to victory as Duff, Cole and Geremi score to seal the win.
CHELSEA 5-1 BOLTON (15/10/05)
Wanderers go ahead after four minutes through Greek winger Stelios Giannakopoulos but the response is swift and hard. Drogba and Lampard smash two each with Eidur Gudjohnsen adding a fifth.
EVERTON 1-1 CHELSEA (23/10/05)
James Beattie's first-half penalty gives Everton a surprise lead and though the Toffees battle valiantly, Lampard's long-range effort secures a point.
CHELSEA 4-2 BLACKBURN (29/10/05)
Drogba opens the scoring, Lampard doubles it from the spot but Craig Bellamy's double strike levels for Blackburn. Lampard and Cole both score after the break to eke out the victory.
MANCHESTER UNITED 1-0 CHELSEA (06/11/2005)
Darren Fletcher's headed goal from a corner catches Chelsea cold as United inflict Chelsea's first league defeat of the season.
CHELSEA 3-0 NEWCASTLE (19/11/05)
Cole, Crespo and Duff score one each in the second half to record another three points against the Magpies.
PORTSMOUTH 0-2 CHELSEA (26/11/05)
Crespo opens the scoring, Lampard finishes it with a penalty.
CHELSEA 1-0 MIDDLESBROUGH (03/12/05)
Terry finally breaks his league duck for the season, coming upfield to score the winner on the hour.
CHELSEA 1-0 WIGAN (10/12/2005)
Terry scores again as Mourinho's side are forced to grind out a narrow win against the plucky Latics.
ARSENAL 0-2 CHELSEA (18/12/05)
Flying midfielders Robben and Cole make the difference with goals either side of half-time to heap more disappointment on Arsenal's flailing domestic season.
CHELSEA 3-2 FULHAM (26/12/05)
Fascinating west London derby with the Blues racing to a 2-0 lead through William Gallas and Lampard. American striker Brian McBride reduces the arrears and Heidar Helguson's penalty brings the score level. But poacher Crespo strikes with 16 minutes remaining to win it for the Blues.
MANCHESTER CITY 0-1 CHELSEA (28/12/05)
England midfielder Cole hits the winner as Chelsea avenge the previous season's defeat at Eastlands.
CHELSEA 2-0 BIRMINGHAM (21/12/05)
The home side eventually see off the threat of relegation battlers Birmingham with Crespo and Robben scoring after Walter Pandiani hit the woodwork for the visitors.
WEST HAM 1-3 CHELSEA (02/01/06)
Usual suspects Lampard, Crespo and Drogba score. Marlon Harewood had cancelled out former Hammers player Lampard's opener.
SUNDERLAND 1-2 CHELSEA (15/01/06)
Liam Lawrence smashes a well-struck shot past Petr Cech to give the down-and-out Black Cats an early lead but normal service is eventually resumed when Crespo levels before Robben's deflected winner. The Dutchman receives a second caution for his over-zealous celebration, though.
CHELSEA 1-1 CHARLTON (22/01/06)
Charlton become the first side to take a point from Stamford Bridge this season, Marcus Bent equalising after Gudjohnsen's opener.
ASTON VILLA 1-1 CHELSEA (01/02/06)
Luke Moore again scores against Chelsea with a 77th-minute goal to negate Robben's opener.
CHELSEA 2-0 LIVERPOOL (05/02/06)
Gallas and Crespo seal the win but the game makes headlines for Robben's blatant exaggeration of a tap on the cheek by Jose Reina, for which the Liverpool goalkeeper is sent off.
MIDDLESBROUGH 3-0 CHELSEA (11/02/06)
The biggest shock of the season is delivered by struggling Boro, as Fabio Rochemback, Stewart Downing and Aiyegbeni Yakubu all beat Cech with no reply.
CHELSEA 2-0 PORTSMOUTH (25/02/06)
Pompey's resistance does not last the 90 minutes with the prolific Lampard and Robben striking in the 65th and 78 minutes.
WEST BROM 1-2 CHELSEA (04/03/06)
More controversy for the champions. Drogba and Cole score to collect the points, before Kanu's consolation, but Robben's sending-off for a rash challenge on Greening, coupled with Albion boss Bryan Robson's accusations of Drogba diving, overshadow the win.
CHELSEA 2-1 TOTTENHAM (11/03/06)
Jermaine Jenas cancels out Michael Essien's 14th-minute strike but Gallas' injury-time winner wins the derby for Chelsea.
FULHAM 1-0 CHELSEA (19/03/06)
Another headline-grabbing fixture, this time in the second west London derby of the season. Luis Boa Morte's goal wins it for Fulham as Didier Drogba's apparent equaliser is controversially disallowed for handball.
CHELSEA 2-0 MANCHESTER CITY (25/03/06)
More handball controversy as Drogba's double wins the match for Chelsea, although he clearly uses his arm again as he scores the second.
BIRMINGHAM 0-0 CHELSEA (01/04/06)
Battle-hardened Birmingham boost their survival hopes by grinding out the draw, and Emile Heskey misses chances to win it for the midlanders.
CHELSEA 4-1 WEST HAM (09/04/06)
Hammers defender James Collins heads his side in front after 10 minutes and the situation gets worse for Chelsea when Maniche is dismissed. But their response is emphatic as Drogba, Crespo, Terry and Gallas all find the net.
BOLTON 0-2 CHELSEA (15/04/06)
Bolton fail to capitalise on their early chances before Terry and Lampard score to move the Blues within touching distance of the title.
CHELSEA 3-0 EVERTON (17/04/06)
Lampard, Drogba and Essien on target as Mourinho's men move to within a point of the title.
CHELSEA 3-0 MANCHESTER UNITED (29/04/06)
Gallas and Cole give Chelsea breathing space before Ricardo Carvalho's first goal of the Barclays Premiership season wraps up the win - and set champagne corks popping down the King's Road with two matches to spare.