Episode Four: Chelsea 4 Liverpool 2
The fourth episode of Blue Days, our documentary podcast series remembering the 1996/97 season 20 years on, recalls in detail the extraordinary FA Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool.
With Ruud Gullit’s side struggling for the consistency required to challenge at the very top of the table, it was apparent the only realistic chance of silverware would be the FA Cup.
The club’s only previous success in the competition had come 27 long years earlier. At half-time in the glamour fourth round fixture it didn’t look like Chelsea’s hopes of ending that barren run would be realised anytime soon.
What followed was arguably the most dramatic 45 minutes Stamford Bridge has ever seen, and in the latest podcast we delve back in time to remember what it took to turn things around against the then league leaders. There are words from 11 players involved as well as the boss, Ruud Gullit, and those taking it all in from the stands.