Hello to the fans of the men in Blue! No, I am not referring to the Indian cricket team. I am referring to the British soccer club – Chelsea F C. The team has undergone transformation with the taking over the management of the team by the Russian billionaire owner. Ever since the morally questionable Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovich, took over the financially struggling glamour club from West London, Chelsea have undoubtedly enjoyed the most successful period in their 106-year history.
Here is a list of some of the greatest moments the team has enjoyed in the last 11 years since the new ownership. I hope you agree with them, of course you may all have your own precious moments which you savour.
Eidur Gudjohnsen was a club legend whose strike partnership with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink helped to keep Chelsea in the top half of the table before Abramovich’s arrival. However, the one achievement that he had never accomplished was to score a hat-trick in senior football in any competition, for any club. Until, that is, Chelsea clashed with Blackburn just as Mourinho’s men were hitting their stride in the 2004-05 season. The Icelandic forward player scored three out of the four goals and became the highlight of the playerÃ¢â¬â¢s tenure with the team.
One of the greatest matches of the Abramovich era was the thrilling 4-4 Champions League quarterfinal second-leg tie with Liverpool football club. Chelsea did have a 3-1 away advantage going into the game but it did not stop the Reds from creating some nervy moments and at one stage it was not certain that Chelsea would progress. But then Alex stepped up to take a long-range free kick and his shot rocketed into the net, stunning Liverpool fans and players alike. It changed the momentum of the tie and was crucial in Chelsea’s progression to the next round.
Michael Essien contributed to another wonderful moment when he smashed a left-footed volley into the top corner to give Chelsea the perfect start in their attempt to knock out Barcelona. It was a goal out of absolutely nothing and nearly ensured that Chelsea reached their second Champions League Final for a rematch with Manchester United Football club.
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