Rewind

Hughes sparks Chelsea revival

May 3, 2012
By Jon Carter
It had been 27 years since Chelsea last lifted the FA Cup in 1970, but the Blues claimed the famous trophy once more in 1997; although they required a monumental second half effort to come from 2-0 behind to beat Liverpool 4-2 in the Fourth Round. Under the leadership of Ruud Gullit, eventually it would be current manager Roberto Di Matteo who made the difference in the final.

The arrival of Ruud Gullit as player-manager at Chelsea in 1996 had reinvigorated a side in dire need of transformation. ...

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