History repeats, rhymes, runs in circles. What’s happened before will happen again. What’s been done before will be done again.
On May 19, 2012, the stars aligned and Chelsea lifted the cup. Champions of Europe. Unser Pokal.
Ten years on, Their city and Their stadium is set to host the Champions League final once again.
That’s according to anonymous UEFA sources’ whispers to the Associated Press (via Deutsche Welle), who add that the 2021 final will be held in St. Petersburg while the 2023 final is coming to Wembley, on the 100-year anniversary of the original stadium’s opening. UEFA’s executive committee will be meeting today (Tuesday, September 24) to decide for sure.
Incidentally, a year after the disappointment at home, Bayern won the Champions League final in 2013, held in, you guessed it, Wembley.
So, Frank Lampard, who captained Chelsea on that historic May night, has a couple years to whip this new generation into shape and get us back to the top once again. Right, Didier?
“I’ve known [Abraham] since he’s been like this. These are kids we used to see, they used to come and watch us training, and I believe they learned a little bit of our skills [...] and they learnt really fast, really quick.”
-Didier Drogba; Source: Sky
Re-written in the stars.