At 3pm today, The 5th Stand app will be showing the full game re-run of our 2007 FA Cup final victory over Manchester United, the first at the newly-rebuilt Wembley Stadium and an encounter which featured a key battle between two Portuguese internationals down the Chelsea right flank.
With the previous six finals having been held at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, it was a huge game to mark the return of the showpiece fixture to its natural home as the two best teams in the country went head-to-head for the famous trophy.
The match itself was tight, perhaps unsurprising with so much at stake and so little to choose between the teams, who would go on to compete in the Champions League final just one year later.
In the Premier League United had finished as champions, six points ahead of the Blues, but it was Chelsea who would come out on top at Wembley as Didier Drogba - who else? - scored a dramatic extra-time winner when he latched on to a clever Frank Lampard flick and poked the ball home to seal what would be the first of four FA Cup triumphs in just six years.
Paulo Ferreira was given the unenviable task that afternoon of trying to shackle Cristiano Ronaldo, his international team-mate and United’s biggest attacking threat. It was a job he excelled in, with the attacker a peripheral figure for much of the game, and our former defender explains why our game-plan worked so well.
‘That season Cristiano was flying, I think he scored 42 goals and did really well,’ recalls Ferreira. ‘For me, I had to play against him because he was on my side, but the team did really well that day.
‘Those kind of players are very difficult to stop. They are so skilful and Ronaldo had strength and pace as well, so even if you know him it’s still very difficult to stop him. The good thing was the way we prepared for that game because I was lucky to have Claude Makelele there.
‘The strategy was to stop Cristiano because he was the player who could create dangerous situations, so we knew if we could block him we could stop most of their threats.
'He could beat players and score goals, so the key was for Maka to come and help me so we could create a two-versus-one situation, rather than leaving me one-on-one against him.
'If you allow him space it’s so hard to stop him. It helped me a lot having Maka next to me because I felt more secure.’
Drogba’s winner arrived with the contest seemingly heading for penalties, and Ferreira says the timing of the goal made the victory all the more sweet.
‘Once again, it was another big game against Man United,’ says the Portuguese. ‘The atmosphere was fantastic at Wembley with 90,000 fans there, and winning was special because it was the first one at the new stadium, so it will always be there in history, and also because of the way the winning goal arrived at the end of extra-time.
‘We thought it would go to penalties but it was a great goal, with a fantastic pass from Lamps and a little chip from Didier when Edwin van der Sar came off his line. There was an explosion of relief at that moment because we didn’t want penalties, so it was great to avoid that.
'But it gives you a different feeling when you score right at the end of the game, it was a massive win for us and there was a big celebration afterwards.’
Tune in on the app from 3pm to watch the game in full. It will be available to view on demand after 3pm.