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Chelsea Cancel Premier League Title Parade After Manchester Arena Bombing

28 May 2017

"But it's OK, God has given me a lot, so I'm happy with this".

"Er, no. They were talking a little bit, but not with me personally", Hazard said, as per the Telegraph, when asked whether Arsenal tried to sign him before Chelsea.

English champions traditionally celebrate by driving through the city streets on an open top bus, with players holding trophies and waving to fans.

Similarly, where many at Chelsea once feared David Luiz's focus was continually being drawn to a possible move to Barcelona, now he is settled, content and at ease with his surroundings.

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'Every player wants to play more.

The Premier League trophy was brought out for pictures and the Chelsea manager spoke openly about adjusting to life in London since moving from Italy in the summer.

Despite all this positivity from north London, they may look back at their Champions League campaign which ended in disarray and subsequently being knocked out at the group stage. Always the same question ...

"He is a friend from my childhood, I played with him for the first time when I was eight back in Brazil so he is like a brother", said the big-haired stopper.

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"I think last season was not a good season for Chelsea and this season we did great since the beginning, not just because of me, I think because of everybody", insisted Luiz.

"We've met with Uefa (European football's governing body) and sat with them and gone through different things we can do around the game, and they accepted we can wear black armbands and have a minute's silence for the victims", Woodward said. The only way I know is to try to compete and to stay a long time.

When opposition teams have opted to man-mark Chelsea around the pitch it has taken a force of will to carry them through. "The difference?" the Brazilian at the heart of their defence said.

Speaking to journalists ahead of Saturday's showpiece, the 30-year-old explained that; "Two years ago Chelsea won the title".

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It saw Antonio Conte break the record for number of league wins in a season which, given just how disastrous last season was, is a remarkable turnaround in fortunes and a wonderful achievement in his first year in England. "That's why we deserve it".