Key matches of Chelsea's 2012-2013 season

Chelsea vs Juventus:

Chelsea's first Champions league game of the season looked to be a great one. Juventus were the champions of Italy and Chelsea were the champions of Europe. This was also Oscars first start for Chelsea, and didn't he capitalize on it. He scored two goals from long range, one being the goal of the season, however Chelsea couldn't keep the 2-0 lead and goals from Vidal and Quagliarella made this game seem like a loss. It could have been the difference between Champions League football and Europa League football.

Oscars two goals vs Juventus:

Tottenham vs Chelsea:

Leading up to this match, Chelsea were top of the Premier League table. This was seen as Chelsea's first real test in the Premier League, and we proved the doubters wrong. Chelsea went 1-0 up via a fantastic volley by Gary Cahill, but Spurs eventually took the lead. A bit of brilliance from Mata helped us regain the lead to end the game at 4-2, meaning we were still to be beaten in the Premier League.

The Mata Show:

Chelsea vs Manchester United:

This was a massive game. Chelsea vs Manchester United have always been massive games, but this was one not to be remembered by Chelsea fans. They initially took a 2-0 lead, but Chelsea got back into the game and leveled up to make it 2-2. A bit (only a bit) of controversy helped United out, with Ivanovic fairly getting red carded for tripping up Ashley Young, and Torres UNFAIRLY getting red carded for a supposed "dive", and to top it up, Hernandez scored a goal that was in fact offside. United eventually went on to win 3-2 and Mark Clattenburg became an official w**ker

Great refereeing here:

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea + Juventus vs Chelsea:

Matches like these are always seen as must win games, however, West Brom were actually 1 premier place behind us. It started off with a goal for West Brom, with us eventually getting one back but failing to go home with any points. This match was also key for Di Matteo's reign at Chelsea, making his position as Chelsea's manager very fragile. He was eventually sacked after the away game at Juventus, where Chelsea lost 3-0 and pretty much kicked us out of the Champions League, making us the first team to ever be Champions of Europe yet not be able to progress out of the Champions league group stages. History.

Chelsea vs West Ham

This was Rafa Benitez's third game in charge without a win. We started off being the ones in the lead, but ended up losing 3-1. I see this match as a key one for our season as it really did wake us up, and the next match did not disappoint.

Chelsea vs Aston Villa

We killed Aston Villa, 8-0. Simple as. Some fantastic goals were scored in this match we even saw a cameo role from our youngster Lucas Piazon, who won us a penalty and picked himself up an assist.


Chelsea vs Swansea (Capital One Cup semi-final)

This match really topped off what seemed to be like a very poor season by Chelsea's standards. Two dreadful mistakes by Ivanovic gifted them the lead in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, and a dreadful second leg ended in a 0-0 draw, with a very serious offense committed by Hazard that should have resulted in a ban longer than 3 games (!). The tie eventually ended up being 2-0 to Swansea, and they advanced into the final thrashing Bradford (?) 5-0.

Should Hazard have punched the 'kid' as well?

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea

I haven't mentioned this match because of the events during it, but the events AFTER it. Rafa Benitez had a wild shot at the Chelsea fans (which I felt he had every right to) and also said the board were wrong to put him under "interim" manager. This was a key moment in Chelsea's season, as i felt we went uphill after Rafa's outburst. It not only motivated the players, but shut most of the fans up.

Chelsea fans were just not 'inter im':

Chelsea vs Manchester United

This game was not only important for the progression of the Fa Cup, but also for the fans. We were robbed in our first game at Stamford Bridge against United, and this game was basically just revenge. We won 1-0 in the rematch after drawing 2-2 at Old Trafford. A brilliant goal from Ba was the difference, and Chelsea gave the fans a dominant performance against the current league holders.

Welbeck is better than Ba...said no one...ever:

Manchester United vs Chelsea (Premier League)

Winning this match would have put us in a poll position to get us Champions League football next season. It would have also outlined our dominance over United, despite being way behind them in the table. We did in fact win the game in the 85th minute curtosy of a Mata goal (Jones OG?), and experienced a bit of banter from Sideshow Bob.

Interesting fact: Chelsea's record with United this season was 3 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. And they said United were the best team in England.

He's clearly in pain:

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

Winning this game would have 100% ensured us a top 4 place, therefore slotting us into a Champions League spot. Aston Villa took the lead, and it seemed like this would be a long day for Chelsea fans, with Ramires clumsily getting a second yellow card. Chelsea got lucky though, and Benteke committed a similar challenge to that of Ramires, and also got a second yellow. This was a huge boost for Chelsea, and helped us equalize courtesy of Super Frank. In the 87th minute, Champions League football was saved by Lampard as he slotted his second goal of the game, making it 2-1. Not only was this great news for Chelsea fans, but it was also great news for Mr Lampard himself, as he broke Bobby Tambling's record of 202 goals.

Gerrard is better than Lampard:

Chelsea vs Benfica (Europa League Final)

This game just topped up our decent season under Rafa, he deserved it! The amount of games we played this season was just crazy (69lol) and it really ended our season on a high. We took the lead with a great goal by Torres, but gave away a silly penalty to allow them to level up, but of course, Chelsea always do it the tough way, and Ivanovic put us in front again with a brilliant looping header that sealed us the trophy.

Arsenal fans; GET MAD.

Feedback would be awesome lads. Twitter @AriaMirafzal96

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