On this day: Chelsea record the highest score by an English club in a European competition so let’s look at some of Chelsea’s other goal-crazy European games
On the 29th September 1971, Chelsea beat Luxembourg champions Jeunesse Hautcharage 13-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Thanks to five goals from Peter Osgood, they recorded the highest score by an English club in a European competition.
And this came after winning 8-0 in the away leg, culminating in an astonishing 21-0 aggregate victory for the Blues.
This is to this date the largest ever aggregate score for an official UEFA football match.
So, on the anniversary of this game, lets have a look at some of Chelsea’s other goal-ridden European matches:
6–0 vs Maribor, 21st October 2014
In a Champions League group with Maribor, Schalke and Sporting, Chelsea were always favourites to dominate.
But nobody expected this result as the Blues hit the Slovenes for six.
This match was notable as it contained Didier Drogba’s first goal since returning to Stamford Bridge.
It also meant Jose Morinho’s side remained unbeaten and extended their run of wins to 10 from 12 games in all competitions.
0–5 vs Schalke 04, 25th November 2014
Chelsea travelled to face former boss Roberto Di Matteo knowing a win would see them qualify from the group.
And boy, did they do that emphatically.
John Terry scored the Blues’ fastest Champions League goal, and Chelsea routed Die Knappen with goals from Willian, an own-goal from Jan Kirchhoff, Drogba and Ramires.
Chelsea’s dominance in this game and the fact that they were unbeaten in 12 matches in the Premier League had people wondering whether they could go through the entire top-flight season without losing.
6–0 vs Qarabağ, 12th September 2017
Chelsea had a tough group, with Roma and Atletico Madrid drawn with them.
But they had no problems dispatching the Azerbaijani champions thanks to a brace from Michy Batshuayi and Davide Zappacosta’s wonder goal:
Pedro, Tiemoue Bakayoko’s first Chelsea goal and an own goal rounded off the scoring.
It gave Chelsea the perfect start to the group, although they would eventually finish second behind Roma.
0–5 vs Galatasaray, 20th October 1999
Following a season where they challenged for the title, Chelsea were drawn in a Champions League group with AC Milan, Galatasaray and Herta Berlin.
And despite being a notoriously difficult place to play as an away team, the Blues had no problems.
Given a rare start, Tore Andre Flo took full advantage as he scored twice to put Chelsea on their way.
Goals from Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise and Gabriele Ambrosetti helped Chelsea to their largest European away win.
1–5 (AET) vs Barcelona, 18th April 2000
A thrilling second leg followed a 3-1 Chelsea win over Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Blaugrana quickly levelled the aggregate score with goals from Rivaldo and Figo before Flo once again put them ahead.
However, Dani equalised and meant the game went to extra time.
And in the extra 30 minutes, following Celestine Babayaro’s red-card, Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert ensured Chelsea returned to London empty-handed.