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London victory parade for Chelsea league and cup double


Thousands watch Chelsea parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of west London to watch Chelsea players take part in a victory parade.

The club clinched its first ever league and FA Cup double by beating Portsmouth 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday.

The players and support staff began their open-top bus parade at Stamford Bridge stadium at 1300 BST.

Supporters cheered as the team, decked in scarves and flags and hoisting the two trophies aloft, were driven through the streets of west London.

Crowds of Chelsea fans, four or five-people deep in places, clapped the players and club staff as the two parade buses made their way along Fulham Road, Hortensia Road, King's Road and New King's Road.

Drogba's bra

The tour stopped briefly at Eel Brook Common to allow more supporters to soak up the celebratory atmosphere and take photos before the vehicles continued to Parsons Green where the parade ended at about 1400 BST.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti and captain John Terry led fans in song, and at one point FA Cup Final goal-scorer Didier Drogba was seen to be wearing a woman's bra, thought to represent the two cups won by the club.

Florent Malouda told Sky Sports News: "A moment like that where you celebrate, that's what it is all about - winning trophies and winning titles and celebrating with all the fans.

"You have been working so hard from pre-season and now, look, we have won trophies."

Joe Cole added: "This is always a lovely day for the fans and I'm so pleased for everyone - the players, the staff and fans - we deserve everything we got this year. It's an incredible season."

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