After years of going close, the Blues finally clinched Europe's elite trophy on Saturday, and Goal.com takes a pictorial look at how Di Matteo's men revelled in their triumph
After chasing no.1 spot in Europe's elite competition for nearly a decade, Didier Drogba slotted home the winning spot-kick to see the Blues crowned kings of the continent under the beaming gaze of owner Roman Abramovich.
The Premier League outfit will have had little opportunity to get bleary-eyed and boozed up yet though, having hop-footed it back from Munich to west London for an open top bus parade on Sunday afternoon to celebrate their success with the club's fans.
Here, Goal.com takes a pictorial look at how Chelsea revelled in their Champions League triumph.
'Just don't drop it John, you've caused enough trouble' | Roman watches on
King of Europe | Drogba lifts the Champions League trophy to roars of cheers
Quick, get a picture! | Camera-phones at the ready as the bus crawls past thousands of fans
Championes! | Chelsea bring Europe's most presitigous crown to the streets of London
We do what we waaant! | An open top bus parade is the ideal excuse for surburban climbing
Home comforts | Fans back in London await their team's arrival
Blue is the colour | Chelsea fans eagerly await the return of their heroes
But, I wanted to play! | Just because Chelsea won, doesn't mean Fernando can't have a strop
'What you lookin' at?' | David Luiz isn't fazed by a mean looking German Police officer
JT slots in smoothly | 'If I get my kit on, they'll think I actually played in a few years time'
Continental geezer | David Luiz waves the Brazilian flag high
'Eeeyy, I putta the Champions League on my 'ead' | Torres... with a trophy on his napper
Third time lucky | Ashley Cole finally gets his mits on the trophy after failing twice
Where's JT? | Unfortunately for the defender, Bosingwa gets in his way at the crucial moment
Quick, get your kit dirty | Ivanovic is straight off the sidelines to celebrate with Drogba
'I've gone the wrong bloody way!' | The moment Drogba won the Champions League