Chelsea’s official Facebook account posted this curated and somewhat random selection of “legendary” Chelsea goals, and there are certainly a few that undoubtedly qualify for that designation.
Zola’s backheel, Poyet’s volley, Stanic’s volley (the only thing he ever did in a Chelsea shirt), the Lampard backheel-assist, the Lampard spinning cross-assist (and Gudjohnsen bicycle) will be on any top list of Chelsea goals. Osgood’s volley in the FA Cup against Arsenal is before most people’s time, but is one we’ve seen many times. Essien’s left-footer against Barcelona is often forgotten due to the other events from that game (“It’s a disgrace!”, right, Didier?), while Mata’s volley against Manchester United was also for naught as Rooney and Clattenburg helped United stage a remarkable comeback.
Of course, if Chelsea attempted to put together a video of every legendary goal in club history, we’d be here for a while (yeah yeah, no history and all that nonsense).
So, if you have 20 minutes, here’s an even longer selection — with a healthy bias for the past couple decades — including some truly legendary strikes like Di Matteo in the FA Cup final, Joe Cole winning the league against Manchester United, all the goals from the 2012 Champions League run, Oscar v. Juventus, Lampard’s ridiculous chip from an impossible angle against Barcelona, all those Alex free kicks (especially the one that almost decapitated Ricardo Carvalho), “comes out to Essieeeeeeeeeeeeeen”, “Oh Shevchenko!”, Ivanović winning the Europa League, the modern classic of Hazard big-boying Coquelin, and so on and so forth.
BONUS (or maybe I just missed them in the videos?):
Two of the goals that immediately come to mind for me for legendary goals: Wayne Bridge vs. Arsenal...
...and Branislav Ivanović against Napoli.
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