Chelsea season player ratings: Grading the entire squad of the new Premier League champions

Who have been Chelsea's key men this season?

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Chelsea won the Premier League for the first time in five years on Sunday afternoon after a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have dominated the season since the first week of the campaign, never sitting outside of the top two in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho's team might have been branded 'boring' in recent weeks, as the charge to the title became nervy and stunted, but the Blues were playing the best football in the division in the first-half of the season.

Somewhat strangely for the modern-day Premier League, Chelsea's title win has largely been down to the strength of their first XI rather than because of squad depth.

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John Terry falls to the floor after the final whistle blew

Away from their regular starting side, only Ramires has started more than 10 games in the Premier League this term and three players - John Terry, Eden Hazard and Branislav Ivanovic - have started in every Premier League match this season.

Diego Costa has been the biggest injury problem with several absences, but the likes of Loic Remy and Didier Drogba have also stepped in to play key (if small roles).

Costa and fellow summer signing Cesc Fabregas have been the difference makers for the Blues from this season to last, but other signings, Filipe Luis and Juan Cuadrado, have not worked out so far.

So, how did the Chelsea squad do this season? Have a look through our gallery to see a rating for every player who appeared in Blue in the Premier League this season.

 

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