With 2015 almost upon us we take a look at the best moments of Chelsea's 2014.
Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal
When you look back on Chelsea’s 2014 one result stands out more than any other, and that is the Blues’ 6-0 win against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
It was March 22 and it was expected to be a humdinger of a match, but no one would have expected what happened next, with goals from Samuel Eto’o, Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard, Oscar (2) and Mohamed Salah ensuring Arsene Wenger’s 1,000 match in charge of Arsenal was one he will want to forget.
Chelsea were 3-1 down to Paris Saint-Germain after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final but somehow they managed to turn things round in London.
Their away goal proved vital as Schurrle and a dramatic late second from Demba Ba saw the Blues qualify and the French side wonder what had happened.
Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea
This match looked like being the one that earned Chelsea a huge advantage in the title race, as Steven Gerrard’s now infamous slip led to Ba’s goal and Willian added a late second.
Chelsea would ultimately fall short, but this match was one of the highlights of their year and the fact that Gerrard was integral in the result added extra spice to the proceedings.
Signing Costa and Fabregas
Chelsea looked an impressive proposition last season but the additions of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa changed everything.
The two Spanish internationals hit the ground running and they look every inch the superstars who could go down in Chelsea history as two of the very best. Add Nemanja Matic to that list – following his return to the club in January – and it is clear Jose Mourinho has done some outstanding business this calendar year.
Everton 3-6 Chelsea
Moving forward to the current season, Chelsea’s trip to Goodison Park was always going to be tough but in the end the match was one to be savoured.
Costa scored in the first and the last minutes while Everton continued to fight back, never quite doing enough to turn the match their way.
The game showed just how devastating Chelsea’s forward-line is and Mourinho swiftly ironed out the defensive issues that showed themselves in these amazing 90 minutes.
Chelsea 3-1 Sporting Lisbon
Chelsea’s first-choice XI is one of the best in Europe, but this Champions League encounter demonstrated their strength in depth.
Salah, Kurt Zouma, Jon Obi Mikel and the like were all given chances and they seized them, with the Portuguese side easily overcome and youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek given a late outing to boot.