Four of Chelsea's greatest ever home games as Stamford Bridge celebrates 113th anniversary
This week, Stamford Bridge celebrated its 113th anniversary.
The Blues played their first ever match at Stamford Bridge against Hull City, winning 5-1.
Over the years , the home of Chelsea has hosted many thrilling matches. Here are four of the best.
Chelsea 4-3 Bolton 1978
I will trust a relative who was present on this one. 3-0 down with 20 minutes left, Chelsea’s Tommy Langley, Kenny Swain and Clive Walker scored to level it up before a last minute own goal from none other than Sam Allardyce gave Chelsea all three points.
Chelsea 5-0 Manchester United 1999
My first game at the Bridge. United were the reigning treble winners. Even Chris Sutton scored in an unbelievable rout.
Chelsea 4-4 Liverpool 2009
The European rivalry with Liverpool continued as Chelsea, 3-1 up from the first leg, fell 2-0 behind at Stamford Bridge. Alex scored a thunderous free kick as Chelsea stormed back to go 3-2 up. 6-3 up on aggregate, the game looked safe but Liverpool scored twice, meaning Chelsea would go out if they conceded another. In the last minute, Frank Lampard scored to settle an incredible game.
Chelsea 4-1 Napoli 2012
The path to Chelsea’s first champions league win began at the last 16 stage. 3-1 down from the first leg and in disarray on the domestic scene, the blues needed their big name players to perform. Drogba and John Terry clawed back the deficit. Napoli scored to go ahead on aggregate before a Lampard penalty forced extra time. Branislav Ivanovic roofed a side-foot strike to send Chelsea through on an epic night.