CHELSEA TILL I DIE


2003,AAH! I STILL REMEMBER THAT DAY,MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH ENGLISH FOOTBALL,A PLAYER IN BLUE JERSEY WITH ZOLA WRITTEN ON HIS BACK DRIBBLING PAST 3 PLAYERS,IT WAS A DELIGHT TO WATCH,THE TEAM IN BLUE WAS CHELSEA AND PLAYER WAS NONE OTHER THAN THE LIVING LEGEND GIANFRANCO ZOLA.CHELSEA AT THAT TIME WAS UNDER CLAUDIO RAINERI. AFTER A LONG SEASON WITH MANY UP’S AND DOWNS CHELSEA MANAGED TO END UP BEING 4TH IN THE TABLE,WHAT FURTHER LIED  WAS EUROPEAN FOOTBALL AND A RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. ROMAN ABHRAMOVICH A RUSSIAN BUSINESS MAGNATE TOOK OVER CHELSEA FC AND WITH A LARGE BANK BALANCE CHELSEA BECAME ONE OF THE RICHEST CLUB IN THE WORLD......
ARRIVAL OF THE SPECIAL ONE “JOSE MOURINHO”....AFTER WINNING BACK TO BACK EUROPA LEAGUE(THEN UEFA CUP) AND CHAMPIONS LEAGUE WITH PORTO JOSE JOINED CHELSEA.....CHELSEA UNDER JOSE WAS OUTSTANDING.IN HIS 3 YEARS TERM WITH CHELSEA HE WON TWO BACK TO BACK PREMIER LEAGUE,ONE WITH RECORD 95 POINTS,FA CUP,LEAGUE CUP AND COMMUNITY SHIELD....WHAT WAS MISSING????? THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE!!!!! CHELSEA WERE UNLUCKY NOT TO WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOING DOWN TO LIVERPOOL AND BARCELONA...I STILL REMEMBER THAT GHASTLY GOAL  BY LUIS GARCIA IN THE SEMI-FINAL,IT JUST MADE ME CRY....NONETHELESS LIFE MOVES ON ,SO DID CHELSEA FC....IN 2007 AFTER HAVING SOME DIFFERENCES WITH THE CLUB AUTHORITIES  JOSE LEFT CHELSEA TO JOIN INTER....SCHOLARI,HIDDINK,GRANT,ANCELOTTI,VILLAS BOAS FOLLOWED BUT ALL IN VAIN...CHELSEA WAS WINNING THE LEAGUE AND THE FA CUP BUT THE CURSE OF THE UCL WAS STILL ON.....THOUGH ONE  TIME CHELSEA CAME CLOSE IN BREAKING THE JINX, BUT WENT DOWN TO MANCHESTER UTD. ON PENALTIES ON A VERY COLD NIGHT IN MOSCOW......
ROBERTO DI MATTEO OR “RDM”.... AFTER CHELSEA’S BIZARRE RUN UNDER VILLAS BOAS,CHELSEA TOOK NO TIME IN SACKING HIM,RDM TOOK OVER AS AN INTERIM COACH.A FORMER CHELSEA PLAYER ,DI MATTEO FINALLY BROKE THE JINX........MAY 19,2012... YES ,CHELSEA WERE CROWNED AS “THE KINGS OF EUROPE “ FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME....THOUGH FINISHING 6TH THAT SEASON,CHELSEA QUALIFIED FOR THE UCL AS THE DEFENDING CHAMPIONS......DROGBA!!!!!!! THE CHELSEA LEGEND WHO JOINED CHELSEA UNDER JOSE LEFT THE CLUB AFTER WINNING THE UCL..
AFTER CRASHING OUT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE THE FOLLOWING SEASON,DESPITE BEING THE  DEFENDING CHAMPIONS SAW ANOTHER MANAGERIAL CHANGE... TO THE DISMAY OF MOST OF THE CHELSEA FAN RDM WAS SACKED AND AN OLD ENEMY THE FORMER LIVERPOOL MANAGER RAFAEL BENITEZ WAS APPOINTED AS THE INTERIM COACH.....UNDER BENITEZ CHELSEA WAS JUST ANOTHER MEDIOCRE SIDE,AFTER A TIGHT RACE CHELSEA MANAGED TO FINISH 3RD  IN THE LEAGUE....
ULTIMATE FAREWELL.....RAFA BID GOODBYE TO CHELSEA AFTER DEFEATING BENFICA IN THE FINALS OF THE UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE.....CHELSEA CREATED HISTORY BY THEN BY BECOMING THE 3RD TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN FOOTBALL TO WIN BOTH THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND THE EUROPA LEAGUE AND THE FIRST TEAM TO HOLD BOTH YHE TITLES SIMULTANEOUSLY......
AFTER RAFA,WHOSE NEXT??? THIS WAS THE QUESTION WHICH NOT ONLY THE CHELSEA FAN BUT ALMOST EVERY  FOOTBALL FANS WERE ASKING TO EACH OTHER....
TO THE JOY OF ALL THE CHELSEA FAN IT WAS THE SECOND HOMECOMING OF SPECIAL ONE.UNDER JOSE, THE PUNDITS ARE AGAIN BACKING BLUES TO RISE AGAIN TO ITS PEAK AND BECOME THE TEAM TO BET ON....
KEEP THE BLUE FLAG FLYING HIGH AND ITS CHELSEA TILL I DIE...


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