Thought this would be an interesting topic given the talk of how we've performed this season. How would people rank our last ten seasons in all competitions?
1 - 2016/17 (Conte's first season): In terms of overall season and how we played, this season was without a doubt my favourite. 09/10 comes close because of the amount of goals we scored on the way to winning the league but we were so dominant in Conte's first season. The performance against Everton is up there with one of the best I've ever watched in the Premier League.
2 - 2009/10 (Ancelotti's first season): What a team that was. Didn't get as many points as Conte's Chelsea but my god were we lethal. We scored above 6 goals in so many games that year with Drogba and Lampard sharing a massive handful. A very enjoyable season topped off with winning the double.
3 - 2011/12 (AVB/Di Matteo) In terms of overall enjoyment along with winning the Champions League and the FA Cup, I would put this third. Winning the Champions League was massively special and beating Liverpool in the final of the FA Cup was fantastic as well however our league form was so poor that season. Could be controversial putting that third.
4 - 2014/15 (Mourinho's second season) Dominated the league. Fantastic in the first half of the season but we had to grind it out in the second half and it wasn't necessarily the best to watch. Won the League Cup against Spurs which is always satisfying. Hazard was on another level that season and Mourinho kept things interesting... until the following season.
5 - 2013/14 (Mourinho's first season) The little horse season. Was probably the most interesting title race up until this season. We didn't end up winning anything but we played a pivotal part in which was a fantastic season for the Premier League by denying Liverpool their first in years. The win against PSG and all the top clubs in the PL that season was the notable achievement. Losing KDB and Salah has come back to haunt us many times though. Could be lower considering our long term future was harmed massively this season.
6 - 2018/19 (Sarri's first season) It's had it's ups and downs. I respect Sarri an awful lot for trying to get us to change our style of play and for taking criticism extremely well. Think at times he's been treated really poorly by our fans. He's had to work with a squad which is probably the worst in this whole list. If he leaves this season then I hope he succeeds wherever he goes. Deserved to win EL.
7 - 2012/13 (Di Matteo/Benitez) Was actually very excited for this particular season. Signing Hazard and Oscar to play alongside Mata was mouth watering but it became toxic with the sacking of RDM for Benitez. Ended up winning the Europa League which was a great achievement in my opinion.
8 - 2010/11 (Ancelotti's second season) Possibly a little bit harsh as we did finish 2nd that season. Ray Wilkins left as assistant and we seemed to completely collapse after that. Drogba was severely unwell during the season and we never semed to recover. Appalling decision to sack Ancelotti in the Everton changing rooms.
9 - 2017/18 (Conte's first season) Unlike the other 8 seasons on the list which had their high points, this was an utterly dreadful season. Losses in the manner we had against Newcastle, Watford and Bournemouth were completely unacceptable. Won the FA Cup which was a nice end to a tragic league campaign.
10 - 2015/16. (Mourinho/Hiddink) We finished 10th. Our best player and best striker came back from pre-season overweight. Our manager had a complete meltdown which led to him being sacked. Hiddink steading the ship (again) and stopped Spurs from winning the league which was hilarious.
That was quite difficult...