First came Jody Morris’ U-18s. They blew Arsenal away in a two-legged final that was never really in doubt, a 7-1 final score. It’s Chelsea U-18’s fifth consecutive FA Youth Cup, famously matching the Busby Babes of the 1950s.
Then came Emma Hayes' redoubtable double-winning Chelsea Ladies. In front of a Women’s FA Cup final record crowd of 40,000 at Wembley, they downed Arsenal 3-1 to keep the streak alive. (Ten days later they secured their second double since 2015 by winning the FA Women’s Super League 1 with a tense 2-0 over Bristol City.)
And on Saturday, the Chelsea men made it official — 2018 is the year of the Chelsea Cup! How delicious is it to complete the FA Cup clean sweep at the expense of Jose Mourinho and Manchester United?
Very delicious indeed!