Chelsea hand Liverpool title four years after sealing Leicester’s 5000-1 triumph – The Sun

CHELSEA helped Liverpool clinch first-ever Premier League title – four years after sealing Leicester's 5000-1 triumph.

Late in the 2015-16 season, the Blues snatched a late draw against title-chasing Tottenham to gift the the Foxes their first-ever Premier League crown.


And now, four years on, they've done the same for Liverpool…

Back in the historic "Fearless Foxes" season, it turned out to be a straight fight between Leicester and Tottenham.

Spurs were chasing a first top-flight crown since 1961, but twice squandered the lead in a feisty game at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard scored an 83rd-minute equaliser to break Tottenham fans' hearts – and leave Leicester fans in dreamland.

And now they've done it again – this time helping rivals Liverpool win their first Premier League crown.

After the Reds smashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Wednesday night – Manchester City knew they had to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge.

But Christian Pulisic gave Chelsea the lead late in the first half with a superb solo goal.

Man City piled on the pressure after Kevin De Bruyne scored a second-half free-kick, with Raheem Sterling going close.


But Fernandinho was sent-off for a handball in the penalty area, with Willian converting the spot kick.

Chelsea held on, meaning Liverpool were officially crowned champions.

While Willian grabbed the winner, many praised Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp for his "masterclass" in NOT signing Pulisic, allowing him instead to move to Chelsea.

 

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