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Chelsea Re-seen: Return of Zola, Morata screamer, Cahill rabona, Battle of the Bridge

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Pre-match viewings.

With the conclusion of the international break comes the return of normal life, happiness and world peace. Or at least one of those, lest we forget that Chelsea will be playing Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

To help us get back into the regular swing of things, Chelsea TV released their usual slate of videos this weekend, including a very special Chelsea Re-Seen featuring Gianfranco Zola’s magnificence, Alvaro Morata’s screamer, Cahill’s rabona goal and Chelsea LFC’s 3-1 win over Montpellier which helped them reach their first ever semifinals of Women’s Champions League. This is going to be a good one!

This week’s Re-Seen begins with a preview of the elephant in the room: Chelsea’s upcoming all-important game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Of course, if you’re a long time watcher of Chelsea Re-Seen, you’ll find this odd as the match previews are normally saved for the end but this is too big a game for us and it deserves the special treatment it’s getting. Chelsea are just five point behind Spurs and this game can give us a massive boost in our pursuit of a top four finish.

Such a big game’s preparation has been adversely affect for both the clubs, as both Chelsea and Spurs were missing a majority of their squad due to the international break. Two players, who were not called up for the international duty were England’s brave Gary Cahill and Alvaro Morata. Good to see that both of them put this extra training time to good use as Morata and Cahill both scored amazing goals in the training. More of that against Spurs, please!

The next topic for discussion was Marcos Alonso and Wilfredo Caballero’s international debuts as both these Chelsea players started their international careers last week. Congratulations to them both and hopefully, they’ll make us proud in the upcoming World Cup.

Moving on, we arrive at Chelsea Ladies’ 3-1 win over Montpellier in Women’s Champions League. This win helped them qualify for the semifinals of the aforementioned competition for the first time in their history. One of the driving elements behind the Ladies’ success is Fran Kirby, who has been in scintillating form in Champions League and she scored once again in the win over Montpellier. Kirby has now scored in every round of Women’s Champions League this season.

“I thrive on mistakes; I love to press high up the pitch and nick anything I can. When I went one-v-one I just thought, “Keep it low, hit it hard.” Thankfully it went in.

“To score early showed what we set out to do – we didn’t want to sit in and defend, we wanted to score goals and keep going and going.

“Then, when they scored we didn’t panic, we kept going and as I’ve said in previous interviews, we’ve got goals in us, so we know we’re going to score. Overall, I’m very happy.”

-Fran Kirby; Source: Chelsea FC

Next clip in the video was about none other than Chelsea Legends: Gianfranco Zola, Roberto Di Matteo, Dennis Wise, Tore Andre Flo and Graeme Le Saux, who have been training at Cobham this week as they prepare for their clash against Inter Forever at Stamford Bridge in May. Inter Forever will include big names such as Javier Zanetti, Youri Djorkaeff and Francesco Toldo, among others. If you’d like to buy tickets for this match which will be held at Stamford bridge — and if you can, you definitely should — here you go!

Last but not the least, this week’s Chelsea Re-Seen was concluded with an amazing clip of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in 2016, a game which was has now been rightly dubbed as the Battle of the Bridge. The clip, which starts at the 8:38 mark of the video, is made extremely well and does a wonderful job of hyping you up for tomorrow’s game, in case you aren’t already!


BONUS: We missed it, and if you did, too, here’s Friday’s Chelsea:Unseen.