20 Defining Matches
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Chelsea's story is often split into two eras - everything before Abramovich, and the nine years since. But the Russian's modern club shares plenty in spirit with the generations that went before, even when the first Chelsea side formed in a pub in 1905. The scale may have changed – an undignified spending spree of £25,000 causing consternation in 1930 – but the common themes are there throughout: rich ambition, off-field soap opera, and a chaotic sense of adventure.
This colourful collection covers 20 matches that defined Chelsea's history, from 1935 to 2012. This is the stuff that every fan should know.