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For me it has to be the 4 v 2 game against Barca. I get a shiver down my spine even now if I watch the highlights. I went through such a rollercoaster of emotions during the match it was amazing!!! The bad blood between the teams leading up to the match. The managerial melodrama worthy of Dallas or Dynasty at their best. The fact that it was Barca-f*cking-lona at the height of their powers. The fact that NOBODY expected us win. The fact that we went three up and actually had it won! The fact that they came back to 3 v 2 and we all but lost it. The fact that we DIDN'T lose it, and won not only the match but the tie!!! Jose and Clarkey's reaction when we won. The players' reaction. The fans' reaction!

Just breathtakingly INCREDIBLE stuff.

[youtube:1h55yb0f]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNFJAz8xO4[/youtube:1h55yb0f]

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I'm with you on this Brian. That night was so amazing. I was saving a seat for my mate who was coming to the pub straight after work and just as he came into the pub and was about to sit down, we're 1-0 up! The pub's packed and it took ages for him to get a pint, but by the time he's back at his seat, it's already 3-0 for us. Then came 3-1...and Ronnie's amazing 3-2 goal. I remember the winning goal well because when we got the corner, I turned to my mate and said "now's the time for the captain to lead the way"(roughly translated). And when the ball goes in, we're just laughing and nodding approvingly. Strange reaction, I should've gone mental, but I saved that for the final whistle as I was probably too scared that Barca might still get back in it. What a match! And the atmosphear was just amazing.

I'd been waiting for the revenge since 2000, so it was awesome to win it in the manner we did. The away match in 2000 was also a thriller...it was a massive disappointment in the end, though. nervous.gif

The first leg in 2000 was obviously a wonderful match...shame about Figo, though. actions1.gif

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THAT game was the greatest. That game is what football is all about, the passion and skill was immense.

Barca really were an incredible team that year, probably THE best Barca team EVER.

It was without doubt our clubs most significant game in our entire history...... our Agincourt. ::Scalf::

May i also get a mention in for this game which is persoanlly my fav game ever, i was only 16, Cardiff 3 - 3 Chelsea 31-03-1984 Division 2 (old).

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Yeah, that really was a great game. The feeling when JT scored the winner. It was the right man to do it.

As Coco said, Barca had one of the their best teams that year with a Ronaldinho at his best (and that's saying something).

It was also a game between me and my mom. She prefered Barca over Chelsea and I can't tell you how nice it was to win over mom icon_wink.gif

I'll never let her forget that one happy0034.gif

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...there's a better video than that of it somewhere too, that shows the most incredible tackle ever by RC, where he managed to keep up with Eto and slide in and take the ball at the perfect moment. :')

Not sure if this is what you mean:

[youtube:mxj2mh71]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQDgUSrrpVI[/youtube:mxj2mh71]

The music is crap and the video quality is poor, but it includes that Riccy's sliding tackle. 317.gif

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That's the one, cheers! 4:30 in is indeed the tackle I was on about too, when you see it close up and in slow motion, oh man - best tackle ever? :) Seriously such a good game though, every time I see it I wonder if it's been sped up a bit, but nope - it genuinely was played at an electrifying pace almost all the way through the 90 minutes!

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Guddy, Duff. Those were the days.

And I had forgotten that Collina was the ref. God I miss him. The best ref in the history of football.

And Riccys tackle. Wow, perfection.

And I'll tell you this much. If Ronaldinho can reach the level he had in that game again then I would really want us to sign him. He was pretty darn good then.

And is it just me or has he changed quite alot? I'm talking about his looks, not his ability. Then he looked so much younger than he does today and it's just been a few years. Surely he shouldn't have aged that much?

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For me it has to be a live game that I saw rather than on TV where it's just not the same. I wasn't at the Barca match (which was a classic) so wouldn't even have thought of it!

My top is the 4-2 comeback versus Liverpool in the FA Cup - was sitting in the old west stand except by the third Chelsea goal we ended up a few rows in front of where we started, was almost like being in a terrace again!

The 3-1 against Vicenza was also up there - one nil down away goal against us and needing to score 3. Sparky come on and scored a cracker.

For league matches, the Zola hat-trick I think against Derby, the 4-0 (I think?) against Sunderland with the Poyet volley winner. There must be a few from recent years but I think we've been so spoilt with winning games none spring to mind!

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My favourite Chelsea league match is probably the one against Leeds in 02/03...the one with THAT overhead kick goal by Eidur. We came twice from behind and win with a dramatic late own goal by Matteo. And what made it extra special was that it was Leeds.

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The 4-2 Liverpool FA Cup comeback by some margin for me.

In terms of Cl games it woul be the 3-1 1st leg win over Barcelona back in 2000 (I just wipe the 2nd leg from memory - well not quite - how did you miss Robbie?)

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Yep , the Barca game for me too and i can also tell everybody that i was there. I remember thinking , will i go , wont i go ? booked it 2 days before game with no match ticket , went , got ticket 20 miniutes before game . Somebody or something told me to go . Incredible.

Cant argue with the other choice either, sitting at home watching a great comeback , Sparky , Vialli , i still watch that game .

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We have had some memorable games against Barca, the season where Lampard scored from an impossible angle and when we won it looked like JT was actually mental!

Unlike Iain, I never managed to get to that game, I was living in Wiltshire at the time, and was making quite a few games but couldn't get off work early enough to make the voyage. So, picked up about pint cans of Stella and sat down to cheer on the team! I remember being text messaged and called constantly in the first 20 minutes (i'm pretty much the only Chelsea fan a lot of my mates know, and a lot of them are Rangers fans so they were watching the game too). What a first half, and to be honest, Ronnie's goal against us was something of incredible quality. When Terry scored I think I would have been heard back in Scotland.

Went to the pub afterward to meet up with a few Chelsea lads I knew, and got thoroughly pissed!

Other than that, the rest are all memories of TV games...CWC, FA Cup (di matteo goal) and winning the league up against Bolton are all fond memories. The 3-2 over Leeds was brilliant too, and was the Chelsea Barca game where Figo scored their important away goal after we were 3-0 up.

Memorable game for the wrong reason, after thinking about the 2nd round match against Barca that same year, has to be Claudios collapse against Monaco

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Although the Barca game can't be beat for excitement, nerves and quality... watching Lampard's goals against Bolton at the Reebok was the ultimate high for me. At the final whistle I slid off my chair (I refused to go out and watch it) and just cried.

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Although the Barca game can't be beat for excitement, nerves and quality... watching Lampard's goals against Bolton at the Reebok was the ultimate high for me. At the final whistle I slid off my chair (I refused to go out and watch it) and just cried.

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Yep, that was amazing. It's not often that a goal makes you cry but it has happened twice for me that I can remember.

The first is of course the goal from Lampard. He scored his 2nd of the game and we had sealed the win against Bolton. Champions for the first time in 50 years. Amazing. And when we raised the trophy I wept...alot.

The 2nd time was when Makelele scored his first goal for Chelsea against Charlton. He got to take a penalty because everybody wanted him to score a goal. So the most unlikely person to take a penalty steps up...and makes the worst penalty kick ever. The keeper saves and he gets another chance on the rebound. He miss hit it but the ball still manages to bounce over the keeper and into the goal. The pure happiness from him and indeed everybody else in Chelsea was just amazing. Drogba running from the bench to join in the celebration. It was as if we've just won the Champions League or something.

That reaction made me cry and it still gives me goosebumps. Simply Amazing.

I might have shed a tear when we beat Barcelona and JT scored the winner too, but I can't remember. I was overjoyed though icon_wink.gif

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At the final whistle I slid off my chair frank.gif

Out of interest, did you slide off your chair due to exhaustion or did seeing Frank get you all hot and, err...bothered... icon_wink.gif

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All the games mentioned deserve a place in the hall of fame for all the reasons stated, but there are a couple more I'd like to throw into the mix.

These are for the benefit of the "Old Gits" like myself, Bluebeard and a few others here and some of the younger generation who sadly missed out on them.

Chelsea 5 West Ham 5 just a couple of weeks before Christmas 1966, we were 0-2 down before coming back to lead 3-2 then the spammers scored three times in fairly quick succession to lead 3-5 before (I think Charlie Cooke?) and a last minute penalty from Tambling gave us a share of the points, total entertainment and utter madness!.

The other game was a CWC qtr final against Bruges in 1971.

We were 0-2 down from the 1st leg and had Ossie returning from a 6 week suspension for the return leg at the bridge.

I remember going straight from work (only 16 at the time) and the only place I could get in was the old north terrace right at the back under the halftime scoreboard, we totally bombarded them from the KO and after about 15 Min's or so Peter Houseman (R.I.P.) pulled one back.

But with only about 6 minutes or so to go we were still losing on aggregate but then the King marked his long awaited return with a stabbed shot from close in to level the aggregate score,

cue total pandemonium around the whole ground with Ossie jumping over the fence into the crowd at the north end (no stupid bookings then)

We scored twice more in ET to go through 4-0 on the night and eventually went on to win the trophy. but that was a magical euro night at the bridge that certainly equalled the Barca game a couple of years ago.

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For me a match that I was at will always be more memorable than one on TV. The Barca 4-2 was just a fantastic night for all the reasons already stated. The other match which deserves a mention - not for excitement, but just for the sheer joy and relief - was last years' FA Cup final. After everything that had happened, to beat Utd, to win the first final at the new Wembley, to go with the last one at the old wembley and to do it in the last minute of extra time, right in front of the Chelsea fans was just an amazing thing. When I saw the Utd players trudging up to get their losers medals you would never have known that they won the league. They looked shattered.

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So many to choose from, but if I had to opt for just one it would be the FA Cup Final replay against Leeds at Old Trafford in 1970. Brilliant atmosphere, great game, great team, and we won the Cup for the first time! bow.gif

Got to agree with John (Fansince65) regarding the Bruges match in 1971 - best atmosphere I've ever witnessed at a game.....and what a game!

Another great game with an atmosphere to match was Wolves away in 1977. Thousands of Chelsea fans were packed into the South Stand at Molineux, the noise was amazing. We needed just a point for promotion, and got it thanks to a Tommy Langley goal. Cue mass celebrations, dancing on the pitch, fighting on the pitch (thanks to the police who started it), absolute mayhem everywhere - f*ckin' brilliant!

Some more contenders: -

1977/78 - Liverpool home in the FA Cup, won 4-2 with Flasher taking a starring role.

1983/84 - Leeds home, won 5-0, fun and games all round icon_wink.gif

1983/84 - Man.City away, won 2-0, probably the best away support the 2nd Division has ever seen

1983/84 - Grimsby away, won 1-0 to win the 2nd.Division title - Chelsea here, Chelsea there, Chelsea every-f*ckin'-where!

1996/97 - Liverpool home in the FA Cup, won 4-2 (again!) 2-0 down at H-T, what a comeback! woohoo.gif

I'm sure there are plenty more, but I can't think of 'em right now..... oldboy.gif

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Sheff Wed 4-4 away

Liverpool 4-2 FA cup comeback, we just never came from 2 down to beat Liverpool, it just didn't happen back then, but it did this day!

Beating Brugge at home after being a goal down from the 1st leg 95/96 I think. I went to the away game when we first qualified cos I didn't think we get into Europe again for a while. We were treated like animals by the police and got revenge on the pitch that night.

I remember a 0-0 with AC Milan at the bridge for the sheer pace of the football being played.

The full members cup final v Man city I remember fondly as it was my first trip to Wembley with the blues, another high scoring match.

Beating Millwall at the old den, watching from the Millwall end as Dixon ruined Mick McCarthy for the whole game. That was a very intimidating ground, even in the home end, keeping my mouth shut!

But Liverpool home or Sheff Wed away have got to be the greatest games

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