Chelsea roared past Sunderland at Stamford Bridge to kick off their Premier League title celebrations in fine style.
The players, fans, staff, and supporters were in a party mood as the Blues raised aloft the trophy they’ve worked so hard to achieve all season.
A 5-1 thumping of the Black Cats was a fitting conclusion on the pitch and after the final whistle the celebrations were also worthy of champions.
John Terry raised the Premier League trophy aloft surrounded by his title-winning team-mates at Stamford Bridge
Antonio Conte planted a kiss on the trophy having steered his side to the title in his first season at the helm
Not even a drenching at the hands of Asmir Begovic could dampen the celebrations for the Italian manager
Conte was dunked by his players in jovial scenes after the final whistle of his side’s 5-1 win against Sunderland
Antonio Conte was dunked by his players at full time and kicked the box of refreshments as the players waited for the trophy to be delivered to the podium on the pitch.
One by one, the support staff and players filed up the steps to take their positions and John Terry lifted the trophy to a booming cheer from the home support who had stayed after the final whistle.
Conte then got his hands on the silverware, planting a kiss on the trophy before taking his turn to salute the supporters who sung his name.
Chelsea ended up as champions before the final day but managed to finish the job in fine style in a 5-1 win
Dennis Wise brought the trophy out onto the pitch and was given a warm reception by the Chelsea faithful
Conte was a picture of delight as he embraced the Chelsea players who completed the job in style
All kinds of banners were brought to the stadium in celebration of the title triumph for Conte and Chelsea
Terry and his team-mates were joined on the pitch by their families including a number of their young children
Some of the squad chose to capture the moment the trophy was lifted by filming it on their phones
The players were allowed to bring their families onto the pitch and many of the young children enjoyed the celebration with their champion fathers.
Some opted to record the moment the trophy was lifted on their phones but for the most part the players simply took in the moment.
Terry addressed the crowd, thanking them for the support over the years and was tearful in an embrace with his wife after handing the microphone to Conte.
Conte’s wife Elisabetta Muscarello and his daughter Vittoria flew in from Italy to join in with the celebrations
Diego Costa popped the champagne, no doubt the first of many as the players posed for photos with the trophy
Terry took the microphone and addressed those who had stayed, thanking them for the support over his career
As the curtain was drawn on the season, the champions were crowned with a seven point advantage ahead of second-placed Tottenham.
Chelsea claimed 30 victories, losing just five times along the way and will be looking to add more success in the Champions League next season.
Terry departs as a hero in a fitting farewell and Conte’s men will no doubt enjoy their success before turning their attention to a title-defence next campaign.
Eden Hazard (centre) holds the trophy with golden gloves winner Thibaut Courtois (left) and Michy Batshuayi (right)
Costa kissed the trophy amid the celebrations but his prolonged substitution exit fuelled speculation about his future
Terry said a fitting farewell as a champion of England and no doubt the celebrations will run late into the night