Chelsea were crowned champions of Europe for a second time by beating Manchester City in Porto on Sunday – delighting supporters who then gathered outside Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel crowned a fine start to life in west London by reclaiming the trophy Frank Lampard lifted in Munich back in 2012, having finished fourth in the Premier League.
Kai Havertz was the hero in what was a fine defensive display from Chelsea in Portugal, with Pep Guardiola handed defeat as his wait for another Champions League victory go on.
While fans celebrated in their numbers outside their home while the team were abroad, the club put on a drone light show to commemorate their journey to the summit of club football.
Tuchel became the first manager to lead two different teams to the final in back-to-back seasons, having tasted defeat as PSG boss against Bayern Munich last season.
He said: "I was so grateful to arrive here [in the final] a second time. It felt different. I told everybody that before. Somehow we could feel it every day coming closer but we were comfortable.
"We needed a top-level performance and we needed a strong bond just to have a chance to win this match.
"This is what we did and I am very happy to share this moment with this team and with all the staff, with all the guys who support on an everyday basis at Cobham. The team fights for them."
Mason Mount found the pass which created the only goal of the game, going on to exclaim in delight that he was part of the best team in Europe.
He said: "We are in a final and we won it. It's such a special occasion.
"I can't put it into words. It's impossible. I've played in two [previous] finals for Chelsea and we lost them both. It's all I've dreamt of, winning a trophy with Chelsea.
"To go all the way in the Champions League, we played some tough teams. At this moment in time, we're the best team in the world. You can't take that away from us."
Mount also touched upon the upcoming Euro 2020, admitting that it will be difficult for their Manchester City counterparts after their final disappointment.
He added: "Some of the boys from City will be meeting up with us and I know that will be hard.
"I spoke to them, they deserved to be here.
"It's tough for them but hopefully next season we'll be pushing for the Premier League as well."
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