Blue Mondays: Building Up to Another Cup Final

Updated: May 12

After struggling to find form in the Premier League, Chelsea will hope to build momentum in Yorkshire before returning to Wembley next weekend.

Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.

Edited by @BellenieSport.

Another Draw With Wolves:

On the day that Chelsea announced that terms have been agreed with Todd Boehly’s consortium, the Blues looked to start their new chapter positively as they faced an out form of Wolves. The new owner took his seat with Bruce Buck to see what just what £4.25 billion buys you.

After an open first half, the two sides were still level at half-time with the deadline yet to be broken. Within 15 minutes of the restart, Romelu Lukaku helped himself to a double, with one coming from the spot and the other a curling effort from outside the box. Mr. Boehly looked happy in the stands, however he was soon taught the joys of Chelsea Football Club.

Substitute Trincão gave Wolves a lifeline with 11 minutes to go, with the visitors then equalising deep into injury time as Conor Coady headed home to make it 2-2.

Another two points dropped against an out of form mid-table side is the reason that Chelsea still haven’t confirmed Champions League football for next season.

(credit | Chelsea Football Club).

Chelsea Women Retain WSL:

The day after the Blues' draw with Wolves, Chelsea Women took on Manchester United - with a victory needed to retain their WSL title.

Emma Hayes' side entered the match just one point ahead of Arsenal, who were determined to knock league leaders off top spot.

The game proved to be tricky for the Blues, who fell behind to United on two separate occasions in the first half. However, Hayes' side showed great character to bounce back and win the game 4-2 at Kingsmeadow.

Arsenal's victory at West Ham proved to be insignificant, with Chelsea Women lifting the league title for the third consecutive season.

(credit | Chelsea Football Club).

Leeds Away:

Wednesday evening sees another rearranged game for Chelsea due to their FA Cup run. This time a trip to Elland Road is on the cards as the Blues play a Leeds side who are desperately looking for the points.

The game earlier in the season was a five-goal thriller that saw the European Champions go behind before a Mason Mount equaliser. Jorghino gave the Blues the lead and as Leeds thought that they had stolen a point, the Italian then scored another penalty in stoppage time to win all three points.

Wembley (Again):

The following game is then a return to Wembley Stadium for another cup final against Liverpool. This is a repeat of the 2012 final that was played on May 5th. On this occasion, Chelsea took the lead through Ramires on the 11th minute with Didier Drogba making it 2-0 just after half-time.

However, 12 minutes later Andy Carroll got one back and nearly equalised on the 81st minute but for a sublime Petr Čech save that brought the FA Cup back to the Bridge.

All three games this season have ended level after ninety minutes, with Chelsea looking to go ‘one step beyond’ next Sunday.


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