In one of the most exciting Premier League seasons to date, it was Manchester City who emerged champions, despite fierce competition from Liverpool and Chelsea early on. The club's consistency, firepower, talent and experience paid off, as the Blues lifted their second league title in three years.
Many will point to Manchester City's large war chest as the reason why, but it goes much further than that. With the hiring of Manuel Pellegrini, the club was able to calmly navigate the tumultuous waters of a stormy Premier League season with poise.
The signing of top players in the offseason, plenty of firepower up front and not neglecting defense made for a perfect storm. But what else can their league rivals learn from City's ultimate triumph?