Interim boss Roberto Di Matteo hailed Chelsea’s players after they beat Liverpool to win the FA Cup at Wembley.
Their 2-1 victory meant the Blues lifted the trophy for the fourth time in six years.
“I’m very happy for the players because we’ve been heavily criticised this season and we’ve got the trophy and have the chance for another one,” Di Matteo told ITV.
“It’s been a difficult season but the players have made the club proud. It’s been hard work but we came through it.
“It’s quite a unique situation to be able to win the FA Cup as a player and then coach the team to win it. I feel honoured to have had this chance.
“We played well, we scored two very good goals, didn’t concede too much, they pressed hard in the second half but we defended well and scored two good goals.”
More reaction to follow.