It was on this day 23 years ago that Chelsea were heading to our first FA Cup final in a generation. To continue our marking of the anniversary, we give you the chance here to binge-listen to our podcast series reliving that great FA Cup campaign, when lifting the famous old trophy at the conclusion of it brought to an end a long wait of over quarter-of-a-century for major silverware.

The podcast was originally realised in 2017, to mark the 20th anniversary of the FA Cup win and that famous campaign. This dramatic story is told over five parts.

Episode One recalls the exciting summer of 1996 when Ruud Gullit was appointed our player-manager and the club signed a trio of international stars.Episode Two focuses on the tragic death of Matthew Harding.Episode Three is about the signing of Gianfranco Zola.Episode Four celebrates one of the great games – our 4-2 cup win over LiverpoolEpisode Five concludes the tale with the ’97 Cup final itself.

The majority of the episodes are available on iTunes and Soundcloud, and the full set is here to listen to below. Enjoy!

From the USA, Chelsea Mike'd Up is the only current official podcast from Chelsea FC, hosted by Mike Ryan Ruiz and Chris Wittyngham. Each episode you'll hear exclusive insider interviews with A-list guests, plus a unique blend of Chelsea analysis, pop culture, and humour. An uncensored and uninhibited discussion on the world of football through blue-tinted lenses. Available from your favourite podcast provider.