What a season! Hope, misery, revival, jublilation. Arguably the greatest season in the history of Chelsea FC has come to an end and what an ending for not only Chelsea but Didier Drogba. Here are my top 10 moments which are highlighted by those videos on Youtube that most of us will watch repeatedly.
1. Only 2 results stand out to me within the terrible AVB era. One being a late winner at Wolves highlights just how bad we had become. However, the 2-1 victory against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge was the first of many victories which opposition fans had given us no chance. ‘ONE STEP BEYOND.’
2. ‘There’s only 1 Di Matteo’. What a player, what a manager. He took the reigns and swiftly rectified the mistakes that had been made. Two defining results including his first game in charge deserve a mention. The crucial 2-0 at St Andrews which saw us through to a relatively easy FA Cup Quarter Final. But not until his third game did Chelsea really turn on the style, Chelsea 4-1 Napoli.
3. The first brilliant moment which had negative consequences for Tottenham, 5-1. Recent results have not been what we were previously used to at 3 point lane. Anyway, normal serviced resumed. ‘We won 5-1 at Wembley’.
4. Revenge, justice and Gary Neville making funny noises. Chelsea doing the ‘impossible’ and making me an easy £50 along the way. Possibly the most fired up I have been for a game when Barcelona turned up at Stamford Bridge. Finally we can forget the pain that was imposed on us a few years ago. ‘He scored a wonder goal, now Pep is on the dole…RAMIRES’.
5. Another season, another FA Cup. My trip to Wembley has become a formality and it was even better beating Liverpool. Never liked that pitiful club and that was capitulated by the arrogance and stupidity of KD. In addition, in some ways our loss 3 days later made it even better.
The pinnacle of our season needs slightly more space and there will be a new post for Munich.