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.
The Blues enjoyed a fantastic start to 2014, winning five games and conceding just once in January…
For the second successive month we began with a game against Southampton, and just as in December we ran out winners. Here, the team celebrate Oscar’s goal, our third in a 3-0 win at wet St Mary’s.
Our FA Cup campaign began four days later at Derby. Milestone man John Mikel Obi – on the occasion of his 300th Chelsea appearance and in possession of the captain’s armband – headed us in front at Pride Park before Oscar sealed the win.
Our third straight away game ended, again, in victory, the points sealed by a clinical Fernando Torres finish late on.
The clean sheet was a landmark one for Petr Cech. His 209th shutout in a Chelsea shirt took him clear of Peter Bonetti’s longstanding club record for clean sheets. Fantastic, indeed.
Before our first home game of 2014, against Manchester United, there were special presentations from Bonetti and Ron Harris to Frank Lampard and John Terry, to mark the current Blues duo passing the 600-game milestone during 2013.
A deflected strike from Samuel Eto’o arcs over David De Gea to give us the lead. By the end of a 3-1 victory, the Cameroonian had notched a hat-trick.
He couldn’t score in our next game, in the FA Cup against Stoke, but Oscar’s stunning free-kick proved the difference against a tough Potters side.
Going for an eighth straight win in all competitions, Frank Lampard finds his route to goal blocked by a stubborn West Ham backline. A frustrating night at the Bridge finished goalless.