Chelsea Wins FA Cup Ahead of Champions League Final
What started as one of the worst season’s under current owner Roman Abramovich’s tenure, has now becomes one of the best the club from England has had. On Saturday, the Chelsea Blues won their fourth FA Cup in six years. The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world and is now the latest step for the club in their quest to give their Russian billionaire owner the ultimate prize, the Champions League Cup.
Chelsea won the nail biter by a 2-1 margin at Wembley Stadium against Liverpool. The win is but a precursor to the upcoming Champions League final to be held May 19 in Munich that will offer Abramovich a chance of finally holding the top club prize in all of Europe.
After spending hundreds of millions in 2005 on coach Jose Mourinho, he brought much success back to Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Chelsea won their first title in England in 50 years and in all they won three, but Mourinho departed after not winning the Champions League for Chelsea, as he had done previously for Porto.
After Andre Villa-Boas was let go late in the season, assistant coach Roberto de Matteo, a former player himself at Chelsea, has turned the squad around and allowed veterans like Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard to restore their roles once again in the team. Drogba scored the decisive goal in Saturday’s final against Liverpool making him the only player who has netted goals in four different FA Cup finals.
Now all the Russian billionaire owner is waiting for to top off his team’s season is the chance to lift the Cup on the night of May 19 in Munich.