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…
Today, the focus is on April, a month in which the Blues achieved a couple of victories that will live long in the memory…
With the first leg of our Champions League quarter-final tie with PSG locked at 1-1, the unfortunate David Luiz couldn’t get out of the way of Ezequiel Lavezzi’s dangerous free-kick. We go on to lose 3-1 to the French champions.
After two defeats we return to winnings ways, comfortably beating Stoke 3-0 at the Bridge. Frank Lampard saw his penalty saved but was quickest to react to the rebound, tucking home from close range. It was his 211th and final Chelsea goal.
Three days later at the same end, Demba Ba and supporters celebrate after the striker’s late goal completes another famous European comeback, this time against PSG who are beaten 2-0 on the night.
The Senegalese striker is at it again five days later, netting the only goal in a 1-0 away win at Swansea. It was our first victory at the Liberty Stadium.
Our long unbeaten home Premier League run under Jose Mourinho ended against Sunderland, for whom former Blue Fabio Borini netted the winner. It was first time in 78 matches our manager had tasted defeat at the Bridge in the league.
John Terry was first to the ball on many occasions as we earn a commendable goalless draw in our Champions League semi-final first leg with Atletico Madrid.
On our travels again, this time against the English league leaders, we produce a tactical masterclass and take our chances when they come against Liverpool. Demba Ba scores his third goal of the month after a mistake by Steven Gerrard.
Willian wraps up the victory late on and is mobbed by his team-mates in front of the travelling support.
Before the return leg with Atletico, banners highlighting our success in four European competitions are displayed in the Matthew Harding End. Unfortunately, our Champions League run ended after a 3-1 reverse to the impressive Spaniards.