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Sydney FC 0 - 1 Chelsea: Loïc Remy helps finish the season on a high

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The game allowed Jose Mourinho to showcase some of Chelsea's superb youth talent, from a team that has won four out of the last six youth cups. However, it would be one of the first-team that would net the winner in Sydney.

The Blues side were dominant throughout and controlled the game, but Sydney FC still had the occasional chance, and on many occasions were denied by good saves from first-team regular Thibaut Courtois.

Chelsea's goal came on the half-hour mark through Loic Remy. The Frenchman, who had played a crucial role in Chelsea's title challenge towards the tail end of the campaign, fired the ball into the top corner with the goalkeeper given no chance, as the Champions made the breakthrough. Jose Mourinho no doubt will want to start bringing his young players through next season, and will be impressed by performances from the likes of Dane Andreas Christensen this game. 

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However, Jose Mourinho was not impressed, to say the least, by the performance of young Englishman Ruben Loftus-Cheek, branding his performance 'unacceptable'. The youngster has impressed against top-four opponents Liverpool recently, and will be a big part of Mourinho's plans next season.

Prior to the game, Mourinho also had a message for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. The two have been known to have various rivalries, however on this occasion, all the Portuguese had to say for his French counterpart was to 'enjoy' the FA Cup success. 

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The Champions have won both their post-season games, and will go into next season hoping they can replicate the two consecutive leagues won in 2004/05 and 2005/06, in Mourinho's trophy-laden first spell.

Can Chelsea defend the Premier League title they won this year next season?

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