Wembley Stadium has become something of a second home for Chelsea since its reopening in 2007 – and this Sunday the Blues return to face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

For the majority of Chelsea's young squad, the game provides the opportunity to claim a first piece of silverware and add to the litany of Wembley memories that are etched into the memory of Blues supporters, young and old.

Some of those predate Wembley's redevelopment. Chelsea were, for instance, the last team to win a major cup final at the old stadium after Aston Villa were defeated in the 2000 FA Cup final.

Yet it is post-rebuild that the Blues have enjoyed several big days out at the national stadium. And ahead of another trip to north west London, we reflect on some of the men's team's best cup moments at the new Wembley.

Didier’s deft decider

Few Chelsea players have relished the big occasion quite like Didier Drogba, so much so the Ivorian could have a dedicated list when it comes to standout moments in cup matches at Wembley.

Drogba's performances in finals for Chelsea shaped his legacy at Stamford Bridge, and he produced one of his finest winners on the big stage in the 2007 FA Cup final.

The Blues were chasing a domestic cup double having won the League Cup a few months earlier; Drogba was also the difference that day as his double downed Arsenal in Cardiff.

In the intervening months, Wembley had reopened for business and it was Chelsea against Manchester United in the very first FA Cup final under the arch. A sellout crowd watched a tense and tight 90 minutes that was low on chances and goalless at the final whistle. Extra time was required and Drogba stepped up.

With just four minutes of the additional 30 remaining, the Blues No.11 played a devastating one-two with Frank Lampard before guiding a sublime finish beyond Edwin Van der Sar to write himself into Wembley history.

After missing out on the Premier League title, a cup double was a very strong return for what proved to be the final full season of the first Jose Mourinho era.

Frank’s firepower

Two years after winning the 2007 FA Cup, the Blues again journeyed to Wembley for the showpiece game in the world's oldest club competition. On this occasion, Everton were the opponents and the Merseysiders proved resilient opposition.

Guus Hiddink’s side had ended the Premier League campaign in sensational form, winning 11 of their last 13 matches, but the Toffees took a shock lead when Louis Saha scored after just 25 seconds.

Drogba – who else? – fired us level with an expertly-placed header midway through the first half, but Everton responded well and the game was tightly contested before and after the half-time interval.

The moment that settled the game arrived in the 72nd minute. Lampard received the ball 25 yards from goal, spun away from a challenge, and unleashed a powerful drive that beat the dive of Tim Howard.

Lampard celebrated his goal by running around the Wembley corner flag, a nod to his dad's celebration after scoring for West Ham United against the same opposition in the 1980 FA Cup semi-final replay.

That Cech save

Another FA Cup final, another Blues legend enhancing his place in Chelsea history. But the 2012 showpiece against our familiar Wembley foes Liverpool was far from a comfortable game.

Roberto Di Matteo’s team was chasing a historic Champions League crown as the season approached its climax. But before that night in Munich, there was another piece of silverware to win.

Liverpool were in formidable form heading en route to Wembley and an end-to-end final may well have gone a different way had Petr Cech not produced one of the best saves of his career.

Drogba - yes, him once again - had put us 2-0 up with a superb finish that looked to have killed the contest. But Liverpool sparked into life with the introduction of target man Andy Carroll and the big forward pulled a goal back after the hour.

The Reds had the momentum and only minutes later Carroll smashed a header towards goal from close range after a Luis Suarez cross. With those inside Wembley expecting the score to be levelled, Cech defied physics to make an astonishing save, tipping the ball onto the crossbar and in front of the goalline.

Several Liverpool players had already started celebrating the goal. They hadn’t counted on our world-class goalkeeper, whose moment of brilliance ensured the FA Cup came back to Stamford Bridge for the fourth time since Wembley's reopening.

Terry's Wembley moment

For all he had achieved in his time as Chelsea club captain, John Terry hadn't enjoyed a personal, decisive moment for the Blues in a Wembley cup final prior come the 2014/15 campaign.

But that all changed in the Capital One Cup final against London rivals Tottenham, our most recent League Cup success.

Jose Mourinho's side were wary of Spurs having been beaten 5-3 by the same team only a few weeks previously. And with key midfielder Nemanja Matic suspended, few were expecting an easy ride.

A nervy first half followed but only seconds before the break Terry created his Wembley memory. Willian's deflected free-kick caused chaos in the box and our No.26 was able to pounce, firing into the net from close range.

It gave the Blues a lead we would not relinquish, and Diego Costa's second-half strike ensured the cup would be heading back to the Bridge. The goal helped Terry claim what was at the time his 15th trophy in 17 seasons at the club.

Matic's rocket

It’s hard to pick just one moment from our exhilarating 2017 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham. Going into the game, the two sides sat first and second in the Premier League, it felt like a potentially season-defining contest.

And it ended up a see-saw classic that the Blues edged, thanks in part to a thunderous strike from Nemanja Matic.

Eden Hazard had put us 3-2 ahead with only 15 minutes remaining, but with Spurs having already fought back twice, our place in the final was far from assured.

Step forward our Serbian midfielder, who ended the contest with a spectacular drive from range that nearly ripped the net off.

Without breaking stride, Matic connected perfectly with a left-footed effort that flew into the top corner. It was a simply staggering finish and one that tipped the balance Chelsea's way.

For the thousands of fans behind the goal, it was a magical Wembley moment that will live long in the memory. Kurt Zouma’s gobsmacked reaction, from the substitutes bench, said it all.

Alonso shocks Spurs

A few months after Matic’s worldie against Tottenham, the two teams met again under the famous arch, this time in the Premier League.

While Spurs’ new stadium was under construction, they were temporarily housed at Wembley for two seasons. But their housewarming party was ruined when Antonio Conte’s side.

Then reigning Premier League champions, the Blues managed to pull off a stunning victory against the team who had pushed us so hard the previous season.

Marcus Alonso’s double proved the difference, the first a sumptuous free-kick that sent the away end into delirium. But when Michy Batshuayi headed Christian Eriksen's free-kick into his own net with eight minutes left, it looked like we’d have to settle for a point.

Then along came Alonso to cement his name into Wembley folklore. With Spurs pushing numbers forward to find a winner, our left wing-back found a pocket of space down the channel in the 88th minute.

Alonso burst into the box to fire a shot under Hugo Lloris and into the Tottenham goal. A late winner at Wembley, you can’t beat it.