Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Chelsea are on the brink of winning their first Premier League title in five yearsReuters

Chelsea take on Crystal Pace at Stamford Bridge being fully aware that they will be crowned the English champions if they manage to beat the Eagles on Sunday.

The five-year-long wait is almost over as the Blues are inches away from securing their first Premier League title since the days of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Even if Chelsea lose or draw this game against Palace, the title will still be coming to Stamford Bridge as they are currently 13 points clear at the top of the table with four more games left to play.

However, they will be looking to beat Palace and wrap up their fifth top division league title as soon as possible.

The Blues have been truly excellent this season, remaining unbeaten in their first 14 Premier League fixtures (11 wins and three draws), before finally losing to Newcastle United in December.

Chelsea momentarily lost their focus towards the end of 2014 as Manchester City nearly caught them in January.

However, the Blues again managed to reopen a formidable lead at the top of the Premier League after City's form began dropping in 2015.

Now Chelsea are just an inch away from securing their first Premier League title since 2010, and Mourinho, who has already won two titles with the Blues during his first stint at the club, insists that this one is special.

"It would mean a lot because we have lots of young players and it would be the first title for them, people that don't know what it is to be a champions, so I want this one a lot and if we clinch the title, at that moment I will be much more happy for them than for myself," the Portuguese told Chelsea's official website.

The former Real Madrid boss feels that winning this title will have his players even hungrier to achieve more success next season.

"When they have the taste of success, the big players want more. There are people who are happy with just one victory but the big ones don't get tired of winning," he added.

"So I hope really that these players get a good taste which is maybe why the Capital One Cup was important for the group. We won a trophy and enjoyed Wembley, enjoyed the happiness of the supporters."

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will also be hoping to get a positive and delay Chelsea's celebrations even though they are the underdogs on Sunday.

The Eagles were on an impressive four-match winning run, before they suffered two back-to-back defeats against West Bromwich Albion and Hull City.

Despite admitting that his side's performances against the Tigers was very poor, manager Alan Pardew is hopeful that they will be able to do much better against Chelsea and "keep the Premier League title race interesting."

"Last weekend was below the group's standard. I didn't even need to tell them, they told me. We didn't reach the levels last week," the former Newcastle boss told Sky Sports.

"You don't always win when you play well. But on Saturday it was by far the worst performance during my time here. We need to respond following our recent defeats, for ourselves and to keep the Premier League title race interesting."

Expected Line-ups:

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Drogba

Crystal Palace: Speroni; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak, McArthur; Zaha, Puncheon, Bolasie; Murray

Where to Watch Live:

The EPL match is scheduled for 1:30pm BST (6pm IST, 8:30am ET), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBCSN, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports 4 and live stream it on Foxtel Play.