THE 2012/13 SEASON IN PICTURES: FEBRUARY
The official Chelsea website is taking a look back at the 2012/13 season through images taken over the course of the campaign, capturing the action as it unfolded, including goals scored, team celebrations, supporters' reactions and behind-the-scenes shots.
It was a season which saw the Blues play an astonishing 69 matches, and with no shortage of moments to reflect on, today we move on to the month of February...
A Right To Play charity event at Audi City in London saw the players mix with young children and compete in a series of entertaining events in order to raise money, with David Luiz taking the table football challenge extremely seriously.
It was an afternoon to forget for Demba Ba on his return to Newcastle. Having been forced out of the action early on following a kick to his face that broke his nose, he watched from the bench as the home side scored a late goal to win the game 3-2.
A familiar face returned to Stamford Bridge during our game against Wigan Athletic. Frank Leboeuf was the half-time guest, with the former Blues defender receiving a brilliant reception from supporters. The match ended with the Blues 4-1 winners.
Oscar scored the only goal of the game in the first leg of our Europa League clash with Sparta Prague. Having only been on the pitch a matter of minutes, the young Brazilian set off on a wonderful solo run before finishing in style to give us a precious lead in the tie.
John Terry capped a 4-0 win over Brentford in our FA Cup replay with a trademark header at the back-post. It was the skipper's first goal since returning to the side from injury, leaving him understandably delighted.
The second leg of our Europa League clash with Sparta Prague appeared to be heading for extra-time after the visitors had taken a first-half lead. Eden Hazard had other ideas, however, and with the clock ticking down, scored a marvellous goal to send us through 2-1 on aggregate.
Our away game at Manchester City saw Demba Ba fouled for a penalty midway through the second half with the game goalless. Frank Lampard had his kick saved by Joe Hart, and we were made to pay when goals from Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez sealed the win for the home side.
It was a night to remember for Nathan Ake, who was handed his full debut for the club and played the whole 90 minutes in a deep midfield role. Here, he earns the congratulations of Ramires following an assured display.