Podcast: How Chelsea won the Premier League, Champions League final thoughts and the return of Ajax

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Chelsea Football Club is the Premier League champion for 2016-17 thanks to a remarkable turnaround under first-year manager Antonio Conte, who enjoyed the latest upswing of the pendulum that has represented the highly successfully and often turbulent reign of owner Roman Abramovich.

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In the latest “FC Yahoo Podcast” (available on iTunes and SoundCloud), Alex Baker, Joey Gulino, Leander Schaerlaeckens and I pinpoint the key factors and defining moments of Chelsea’s fifth championship season in the Premier League era.

<a href="https://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/players/francesc-f%C3%A1bregas/" data-ylk="slk:Cesc Fàbregas" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Cesc Fàbregas</a> celebrates the title-clinching goal at West Brom. (AP)
Cesc Fàbregas celebrates the title-clinching goal at West Brom. (AP)

We also gave our thoughts on the Champions League finalists, Juventus and Real Madrid, who will meet June 3 in Cardiff. And of course, we gave Leander ample time to discuss the European run of his beloved Ajax, which will meet Manchester United in the Europa League final on May 24 in Stockholm.

Join the conversation by leaving a comment below or tweeting the podcast crew @baker_alex, @JGulinoYahoo, @LeanderAlphabet, @joelago and @FCYahoo. Thanks for listening.

Joe Lago is the editor of FC Yahoo. Follow him on Twitter @joelago.

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