This article will tell you about the top five best comebacks ever made by Chelsea
Chelsea Football Club is one of the most successful teams in English football history, having won numerous domestic and international titles.
Throughout the years, the club has produced some memorable comebacks, including dramatic victories in both domestic and international competitions.
Here are five of the greatest comebacks by Chelsea in no particular order.
Chelsea vs Barcelona, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final, 2012
Chelsea faced Barcelona in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final in 2012. The first leg ended in a 1-0 victory for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but Barcelona was the clear favorite to advance to the final, having dominated the game and missed several clear-cut chances.
The second leg took place at the Camp Nou, and Barcelona took an early lead through Sergio Busquets in the 35th minute.
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Chelsea’s chances of progressing to the final seemed slim, but they didn’t give up. They fought back and equalized through Ramires just before half-time.
In the second half, Lionel Messi missed a penalty for Barcelona, which could have put the game out of reach for Chelsea.
Instead, Chelsea defended valiantly and scored the winning goal through Fernando Torres in the 90th minute to win 3-2 on aggregate and advance to the final, where they defeated Bayern Munich to lift the trophy.
Chelsea vs Napoli, UEFA Champions League Round of 16, 2012
Chelsea faced Napoli in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League in 2012. The first leg ended in a 3-1 victory for Napoli, and Chelsea’s chances of advancing seemed remote.
However, Chelsea fought back in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, scoring four goals without conceding to win 4-1 and advance to the quarter-finals.
Chelsea’s comeback was inspired by a masterclass performance from Didier Drogba, who scored two goals and set up another. John Terry and Frank Lampard also scored to complete the comeback and secure a place in the next round.
Chelsea vs Liverpool, FA Cup Final, 2012
Chelsea faced Liverpool in the FA Cup Final in 2012, and it was a tightly contested match. Liverpool took the lead twice through goals from Martin Skrtel and Andy Carroll, but Chelsea fought back each time, with goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba.
The game went into extra time, and it seemed like penalties would be needed to decide the winner. However, Drogba had other ideas and scored a stunning header in the 102nd minute to secure a 2-1 victory for Chelsea and lift the trophy.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 2016
Chelsea faced Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League in 2016, and it was a crucial match in the title race. Tottenham took a two-goal lead through Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, and it seemed like they would inflict a damaging defeat on Chelsea’s title aspirations.
However, Chelsea fought back in the second half, and goals from Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard leveled the scores. Then, with just seven minutes left, Hazard scored the winning goal to complete a remarkable comeback and secure a crucial three points for Chelsea, who went on to win the Premier League title that season.
Chelsea vs Napoli, UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Semi-Final, 1994
Chelsea faced Napoli in the semi-final of the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1994, and they were the clear underdogs. Napoli had won the first leg 3-1, and Chelsea needed a miracle to progress to the final.
However, Chelsea produced a stunning comeback in the second leg at Stamford Bridge, winning 2-0 to progress to the final on away goals. Gavin Peacock and Mark were the two scorers during the game who made the comeback possible.