NUMBER 8 – CHELSEA VS NAPOLI – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Turmoil. The only word that could possibly sum up Chelsea’s season before this point. Andre Villas-Boas dismissed by Roman Abramovic, after just ten months in charge at the club, with results being poor and for most Chelsea fans, the dreams were dead. Enter Roberto Di Matteo. Already having a great relationship with the club and the fans from his playing days, he took over as caretaker manager and was tasked with trying to salvage something, anything, from Chelsea’s disastrous season. Dider Drogba, John Terry, Frank Lampard, and Branislav Ivanovic all found the net for Chelsea in a dramatic game to secure the club continued on in the competition. At this point, you have to assume that despite the roller coaster they had already experienced, some Chelsea fans must have began to believe.. and rightly so.