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Glory Goals: Di Matteo's silences Arsenal

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The Swiss-born savant buries the Arsenal.

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You know, we play Le Arse this coming Monday. What better way to prep ourselves than by doing a little reminiscing.

There are numerous wonder goals from the boys against our London neighbors. More to come this week, obviously. But for our latest installment of Glory Goals - still shocked no one has commented on that glorious name - I've gone for one from the mighty Di Matteo.

On 18 February 1998, Chelsea welcomed Arsenal to Stamford Bridge for the second leg of our League Cup semifinal. We trailed 2-1 after the opening leg, but Mark Hughes wasted little time evening things with his tally just 10 minutes in.

Then Di Matteo took over. After 51 minutes, the current West Bromwich manager fired an unstoppable drive from some 30 yards into the top right corner of the net. Just plain nastiness.

Chelsea went on to win the game 3-1, and the tie 4-3 on aggregate. Next? A 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the final. Glorious times.

On to the goal. Peep it below.