Episode Three: Gianfranco Zola joins
In the latest episode of our podcast documentary series retelling the story of Chelsea’s famous 1996/97 season, the focus turns to the signing of Gianfranco Zola.
The 96/97 campaign was three months old when the Blues captured Zola from Parma in his native Italy. His impact was instant and we look back on his memorable first year in west London with words from the great man himself, his boss Ruud Gullit, and plenty of those who had the privilege of playing alongside him, such as Mark Hughes, Dan Petrescu and John Terry.
There are also contributions from those who watched him from the stands, including club historian Rick Glanvill, commentator Martin Tyler and big Chelsea fan Trevor Nelson, who all explain what made the Italian maestro so special.