Gary Cahill is pleased with their Premier League win, as he believes it is the only way to silence their critics following a disappointing 2015-16 season.
Chelsea were disappointing last season, as they finished 10th , in an attempt to defend the trophy they won in Mourinho’s first season back.
However, under Conte Chelsea have revitalised and sealed the trophy with a 1-0 win over West Brom, much to Cahill’s delight.
“There’s opportunities you get that you want to grasp with both hands and you have to cherish them,” Cahill told Sky Sports.
“We’ve been the best team in the league. We deserve it. We’ve worked hard. There’s no better feeling. We have to cherish this.
“People write you off at the start of the season. This is the only way to shut people up. You let other people do the talking for you.
“This is a special group of players, to show the character after last season, and for Michy to come on and get the goal and ultimately win us the title. We are champions. It’s another one in the cabinet.”