The official Chelsea website is taking a look back at the 2012/13 season through images taken over the course of the campaign, capturing the action as it unfolded, including goals scored, team celebrations, supporters’ reactions and behind-the-scenes shots.
It was a season which saw the Blues play an astonishing 69 matches but March hosted a relatively modest six. There were still no shortage of moments to reflect on…
Demba Ba got the month off to the perfect start when he scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge, pouncing as the ball rolled across the penalty area to stab it into an empty net.
The players depart their hotel in Romania ahead of our Europa League first-leg clash with Steaua Bucharest. The night left us with plenty to do in the return having been beaten 1-0.
The big tests showed no sign of slowing down, and three days later we headed to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in an FA Cup quarter-final.
Having been 2-0 down early in the game, the Blues displayed tremendous character and quality to fight back. Substitute Eden Hazard hit the net with a superb strike, and Ramires forced a replay with a well-taken goal on the break. But for United goalkeeper David de Gea, we would have been heading back to the capital with our semi-final place secure.
Gary Cahill showed his support at the Unlocking Potential event, which was held at Cobham and is designed to deter participants from taking part in criminal activities.
Fernando Torres booked our place in the Europa League semi-final with a clinical finish midway through the second half against Steaua Bucharest. We were leading 2-1 on the night but faced the prospect of elimination on the away goals rule until the Spaniard’s intervention.
Frank Lampard celebrates scoring his 200th Chelsea goal with substitute John Terry. Lampard broke the deadlock with a looping header against his former club West Ham United. In-form Eden Hazard put the seal on the win with a stunning individual goal.
Ryan Bertrand tussles with Nathaniel Clyne down on the south coast as the Blues fell to a 2-1 defeat against Southampton. It was the first of four matches in nine days.