The official Chelsea website takes a look back at the 2013/14 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.
There was no more successful month for the Blues than October, with progress made across three separate competitions…
October began with a bang in Bucharest. Already 2-0 up, Ramires blasts home his second of the night in what turned out to be a comfortable 4-0 win in Romania.
The players thank the travelling Chelsea support after a job well done. The win had got our Champions League campaign back on track after the Basel setback.
Our fourth consecutive match on the road took us from the east of Europe to the east of England. Here, Demba Ba battles for the ball with Norwich’s John Ruddy in the Norfolk sun.
The joy etched on Willian’s face is clear for all to see after the Brazilian’s first goal for the Blues – a wonderful curled effort into the top corner – put the seal on a 3-1 win in East Anglia.
There was a first Chelsea goal the following game, too. Our game with Cardiff City was poised at 1-1 when Samuel Eto’o fired into the bottom corner in trademark fashion. We went on to win 4-1.
Our immaculate month continued in Germany as we thumped Schalke 3-0 in Gelsenkirchen. Here, Fernando Torres stoops to head in our opener after just four minutes, and the Spaniard would grab a second goal late on, with the impressive result completed by Eden Hazard.
We welcomed Manchester City to the Bridge for our next Premier League fixture. The ground starts to fill up as the players are put through their warm-up ahead of the top-of-the-table clash.
The game looked set to end all square until a mix-up in the City backline gifted Fernando Torres the chance to win the game. He duly obliged, giving the Blues three precious points.
Just over 48 hours later we travelled to north London to take on Arsenal in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup. Substitutes Branislav Ivanovic and Eden Hazard smile for the cameras ahead of kick-off.
Cesar Azpilicueta joined Willian, Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle by scoring his first goal for the club in October. The defender’s persistence was rewarded when he capitalised on a short backpass to volley past Lukasz Fabianski. We went on to win 2-0, booking a place with Sunderland in the quarter-finals.