Chelsea 2011-2012

What a roller coaster of a year!

BPL:

UCL:

Sixth place in Barclays Premier League. Champions of the FA Cup. Champions of the Champions League. AVB. RDM. Drogba knocked out against Norwich. Drogba the hero in FA Cup and Champions League. It has been crazy!

Goals:

Bosingwa: 2
Cahill: 2
David Luiz: 3
Drogba: 13
Ivanovich: 5
Kalou: 5
Lampard: 16
Malouda: 3
Mata: 11
Meireles: 5
Sturridge: 13
Ramires: 12
Terry: 7
Torres: 11
Goals for: 110
Goals against: 66

So, we had 110 goals across all competitions with 66 against, giving us a goal difference of +44. Lampard led the goal scoring with 16 with Drogba and Sturridge close behind with 13. Ramires had 12 goals to his name. Torres, despite his droughts, had 11 goals along with Mata. Interestingly enough, Terry had 7 goals, and he is our centerback! We didn’t have one person in particular to take the reigns of goal scoring in terms of numbers, but no one was more influential in timely goals than Drogba. He came up big for us—big.

As a result, this wasn’t the best of seasons in terms of quality. No, it wasn’t. But it was a successful season. We got the double—FA Cup and Champions League. But, most notably, we got the Champions League, something which Abramovich has coveted for some time now. And he did it with Torres and Drogba. Fantastic. Torres may not have scored in the Champions League final, but he was still influential. Yet, it was Drogba’s savvy that proved most invaluable.

Read up on the UCL: article.

And now, the question is, will Abramovich keep Di Matteo? Interim coach, sure, but surely he has earned the right to take the job outright. We’ll see.

Until next season, keep that blue flag flying high!

Go Blues!

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