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Chelsea celebrate winning the Premier League with parade in west London

Published 25/05/2015

The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (L) and Chelsea's English defender John Terry hold the Premier league trophy as they take part in an open top bus parade along Kings Road in London to celebrate winning the league on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea football club players take part in an open-top bus parade through Fulham, south-west London on May 25, 2015 to celebrate winning the Premier League title and the Capital One cup. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (C) waves to supporters as the Chelsea team leave Stamford Bridge stadium in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the premier league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (C) stands with the Premier league trophy as they leave Stamford Bridge stadium to take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba holds up the Premier league trophy as Chelsea's English defender John Terry holds up the League cup while Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill and Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic cheer as they take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (L) holds up the Premier league trophy as Chelsea's English defender John Terry holds up the League cup as they leave Stamford Bridge stadium to take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba holds up the Premier league trophy as they leave Stamford Bridge stadium to take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Didier Drogba (left) and Cesc Fabregas with the trophy during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A Chelsea fan ontop of traffic lights during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A Chelsea fan ontop of traffic lights during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate Chelsea winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Petr Cech during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Diego Costa during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Didier Drogba (left) and Cesc Fabregas during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.

It may not be seen at Stamford Bridge any more because of a banning order, but Chelsea fans certainly love to bring out the celery when celebrating.

Banned from matches because of the rude lyrics and disruption it causes on the pitch, the much-loved tradition can still be seen when groups of Chelsea fans gather at away games and in Europe.

The victory parade around west London was no different and as thousands lined the streets, the vegetable was prominently on show.

One Chelsea player new to these shores probably didn't know too much about the tradition before he arrived - but he was clearly loving it on the open-top bus parade.

Diego Costa, who has been instrumental for Chelsea this season, scoring 20 goals in the Premier League this season, was in the thick of the action, giving as good as he got with the celery (via Chelsea's Twitter and Vine accounts).

 

 

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The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (L) and Chelsea's English defender John Terry hold the Premier league trophy as they take part in an open top bus parade along Kings Road in London to celebrate winning the league on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea football club players take part in an open-top bus parade through Fulham, south-west London on May 25, 2015 to celebrate winning the Premier League title and the Capital One cup. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEALLEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (C) waves to supporters as the Chelsea team leave Stamford Bridge stadium in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the premier league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (C) stands with the Premier league trophy as they leave Stamford Bridge stadium to take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
(L-R) Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba holds up the Premier league trophy as Chelsea's English defender John Terry holds up the League cup while Chelsea's English defender Gary Cahill and Chelsea's Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic cheer as they take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba (L) holds up the Premier league trophy as Chelsea's English defender John Terry holds up the League cup as they leave Stamford Bridge stadium to take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Ivorian striker Didier Drogba holds up the Premier league trophy as they leave Stamford Bridge stadium to take part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate winning the league in west London on May 25, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Didier Drogba (left) and Cesc Fabregas with the trophy during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A Chelsea fan ontop of traffic lights during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A Chelsea fan ontop of traffic lights during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate Chelsea winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
The Chelsea squad during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Petr Cech during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Diego Costa during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
Chelsea's Didier Drogba (left) and Cesc Fabregas during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.
A young Chelsea fan sits on a phone box during a parade to celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday May 25, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire.

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