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Chelsea go all One Direction at their title party

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Niall Horan looks at home with Chelsea's champions
Niall Horan looks at home with Chelsea's champions

Chelsea's Premier League title winning celebrations look set to to rumble on for a few weeks yet and One Direction's Niall Horan has even been roped in to toast their success.

John Terry, Didier Drogba and Gary Cahill were among those who posed for a photo with the Irish pop heart throb after their win against Crystal Palace on Sunday confirmed them as champions for this season.

Terry posted the image on his Instagram account as the Blues countdown to a title winning party in their final home game of the season later this month.

Meanwhile, Terry has admitted he feared he would never win another Premier League title, after Chelsea fell off the pace set by their rivals in recent years.

“It’s been five years since the last title, too long,” said Terry. “When you’re seeing other teams win it when you’re pushing them right to the end, like we did last year … well, at times I did wonder whether 2010 would be my last one.

"It’s felt like a long time watching other teams do it. Manchester City came in and dominated for a couple of years, as well, and that’s hard to take when you’ve won it before and don’t for a while.

“It’s special, particularly when it’s the first one you’ve won together. For Cesc [Febregas] it’s the first one. For Gary Cahill, too. You can feel that hunger, like when we won our first one [in 2005].

"We all said then: ‘Let’s do it again.’ It’s going to be even tougher next year because four or five sides around us will maybe buy some big players in the summer and put real challenges in. So we’ve got to be back stronger and hungrier next year.

“But this current squad can go on and achieve a lot. It’s a new group, so let’s keep building on what we’ve achieved so far. Collectively, we learned a lot last season, but we made big signings last summer.

"Diego Costa’s scored a lot of goals, Cesc made a lot of assists. This group of players can go on to win a lot of things for the club.”