That 2004/5 season was quite good.
In the PL we lost just one game. The only game we lost was the 9th game, against city at their place. An early penalty that wasn’t (slight touch by ferriera on city’s anelka outside box) in terrible rain conditions. We had countless chances to equalise and then win but just couldn’t finish. Anelka’s penalty for city was their only shot on target for th whole game and the corner count was 0-10 to Chels’. (It would’ve been an unbeaten season that meant far more than the arse season, which had its luck and cheating)
We won the league cup that season.
We went out the ECL to the goal that wasn’t in the semi-final at anfield. That after putting out Barcelona and Bayren Munich in the last 16 and last 8.
We went out the FA Cup 0-1 to Newcastle at their place after Jose made 3 substitutions at half time and then Bridge got injured straight after 2nd half kickoff to a terrible scathing tackle by shearer. Terry was banned for this game. Carlo Cudicini was sent off, as well. Newcastle’s goal came after 3 minutes, with a rare kluivert goal. Duff played the 2nd half with a leg injury and could barely run.
Shame. On a different day we’d have cleared up. 😉 This compares to other teams who rode much luck to win 3 out of 4 one season, I would also point out.