LONDON (AFP) - An estimated 70,000 people took to the streets of west London on Monday to watch Chelsea show off their Premier League and League Cup trophies in an open-top bus parade.
Hordes of blue-clad fans exploited the opportunity afforded by a public holiday to line the route as three buses took players and staff on a winding tour of the roads adjacent to their Stamford Bridge home.
Chelsea lifted the Premier League trophy on Sunday after winning 3-1 at home to Sunderland in their final league game, having beaten Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the League Cup final in March.
Addressing the fans, manager Jose Mourinho said: "Thank you for everything, for all your support. Book another place for the parade next season. I hope we can give you that."
The 52-year-old Portuguese, who returned to Chelsea for a second stint as manager in 2013, then made an unconvincing attempt at a Chelsea anthem, singing: "Blue is the colour, la, la, la, la, la!"
The club's Russian owner Roman Abramovich took part in the parade, along with members of Chelsea's European Youth League and FA Youth Cup-winning squad.