We look back on the matches to forget for Chelsea in the last 12 months.
Losing to Manchester City in the FA Cup
Chelsea lost 2-0 away to Manchester City in the fifth round of the FA Cup with Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri netting for Manuel Pellegrini’s men.
Chelsea had defeated City twice in the league that season but they would get their revenge, first in the cup and then by reclaiming the Premier League title.
Defeat to Atletico Madrid
Jose Mourinho would have to wait at least another year for Champions League glory at Stamford Bridge as his side lost to the eventual La Liga winners Atletico Madrid.
The away match ended 0-0 and Chelsea would have been confident going into the second leg, but Atletico won comfortably, with future player Diego Costa scoring the second of three goals in a 3-1 win.
Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea
Chelsea suffered a major blow in their pursuit of the title as they lost 1-0 away to Aston Villa.
Fabian Delph scored an 86th-minute winner and it was too late for the visitors to come back and this could go down as the moment it all started going wrong.
Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea
All the brilliant work Chelsea did to overcome Arsenal 6-0 was lost in an instant as Mourinho’s men lost 1-0 away to a Crystal Palace side inspired by Tony Pulis.
That Blues skipper John Terry scored an own-goal meant the result was even harder to take, but coming so soon after the defeat to Villa suggested Chelsea were struggling away from home.
Chelsea 0-0 Norwich City
After defeating Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield in a result that threw the title race wide open, Chelsea could only draw 0-0 at home to Norwich City.
It was a huge blow for a Chelsea side that would have gone top with a win, but instead sat third with just one game remaining.
The Blues were always relying on City to slip up but they would have hated to drop two points in a match they would have been confident of winning.
Newcastle United 2-1 Chelsea
Many had suggested Chelsea could replicate Arsenal’s Invincible season after the way they started this campaign and with the players at their disposal. But it was not to be, with a resurgent Newcastle United defeating them 2-1 at St James’ Park in early December.
Two goals from Papiss Cisse proved enough despite Didier Drogba’s late response.