After their remarkable second-half comeback and 3-1 win against Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Wednesday night, Chelsea could be champions for the first time in five years, if they defeat Crystal Palace at home on Sunday lunchtime.

Leicester City, who were one point above the relegation places, were fiercely determined to stay in the league. They dominated the game from the start and eventually took the lead after Marc Albrighton’s first-half injury-time opener; the Foxes’ winger kicked in a cross from Jamie Vardy, who took the ball from Cesar Azpilicueta, as he slipped on the wet grass in the pouring rain.

But, as the home fans celebrated the lead, Chelsea hit back just three minutes into the second half; the 37 year-old striker Didier Drogba restored parity by sweeping in a cut-back from Branislav Ivanovic’s pass, to make it 1-1. Moments later, the great Ivorian international repeated his attacking intent, but the ball went well over the bar.

After the equaliser, Chelsea took charge; the Blues captain scored in the 79th minute, after Kasper Schmeichel saved a Gary Cahill header from a Fabregas corner, but the rebound fell onto John Terry, who sent the ball over the line. He became the joint-highest scoring defender in the history of the Premier League with 38 goals.

Four minutes later, Chelsea’s Brazilian midfielder Ramires added the final touch with a superb 20-yard strike, which flew in the top-left corner.

With this victory, the title is within Chelsea’s grasp - with a 13-point margin, it is now a question of when, rather than if, for Jose Mourinho, as he moved towards his third title at Stamford Bridge.

And as the Blues hope to wrap up in style at home on Sunday, their three most loyal and outstanding players - Petr Cech, Terry and Drogra, who were at the club when they won the Premier League for the first time in 2005, were all on the pitch on Wednesday night, and were remarkable. Hopefully, the three  giants will be rewarded for their efforts and dedication on Sunday.

As for the home side, their manager Nigel Pearson beliefs that the Foxes’ recently improved form will help them to retain their Premier League status.

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