Chelsea closed out their championship Premier League season in style, with a 3-1 victory over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Loic Remy provided a brace, and Diego Costa scored off a penalty kick to lead the Blues in their final match across all competitions in 2014-2015.
Jose Mourinho's squad end the season with 87 points, and by holding off Manchester City by eight points. Despite earlier-than-expected exits from Champions League and the FA Cup, it was a strong season for Chelsea. Through consistent form, Chelsea outscored their opponents by 41 goals and staved off the likes of City and Arsenal in an increasinly competitive Premier League contingent.
There may have been some worry that Chelsea would have some problems with the visitors in their season finale. Sunderland forward Steven Fletcher got the scoring started in the 26th minute, with a header from close range off a corner kick to put the Black Cats ahead.
But 11 minutes later, Costa would equalize with a penalty kick after a John O'Shea foul in the box. Remy would take over in the second half with strikes in the 70th and 88th minute.
After the match, Chelsea players celebrated Didier Drogba, who was playing in his final match with the London club. The veteran forward had two stints with Chelsea, and was carried by his teammates for his achievements with the champions after the final whistle.
"All the fans know my love for Chelsea and I hope to be back here in the future in another role," Drogba said before the game.
Sunderland finished the season in 15th place, and four points ahead of relegated Hull City.