10 May 2010

Chelsea win Premiership

11:40 am on 10 May 2010

Chelsea have won the English football Premier League crown with an 8-0 thrashing of 10-man Wigan Athletic in a party atmosphere at Stamford Bridge.

Didier Drogba scored a hat-trick to finish top of the Premier League scoring charts with 29 goals as Carlo Ancelotti's rampant side edged an intriguing title race one point above Manchester United, who beat Stoke City 4-0.

Nicolas Anelka also scored twice while Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and Ashley Cole were on target as Chelsea ended the season with 103 league goals, the first side to top the century mark in the top flight since Tottenham Hotspur in 1963.

Chelsea, who prevented United winning a record 19th league title and a fourth in succession, can complete the double in next week's FA Cup final against Portsmouth.

In other results, third placed Arsenal beat Fulham 4-0, fourth placed Tottenham lost 4-2 at relegated Burnley, fifth placed Manchester City drew 1-1 at West Ham, sixth placed Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Blackburn Rovers and seventh-placed Liverpool drew nil-all at Hull.