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From Peter Osgood, to Didier Drogba. Dave Sexton, to Jose Mourinho. Many of the Chelsea greats have lifted the famous FA Cup, and since beating Leeds United at Wembley back in 1970, we have gone on to win it six more times, with just three teams amassing more wins in its history.
After winning the last FA Cup final at the original Wembley, we have taken the trophy four out of the six seasons it has been held at the new Wembley stadium, becoming somewhat specialists in the competition during the 21st century, with 5 wins and 6 finals so far, in just 12 years.
Its certainly a Super Sunday today, as Champions League winners, and Premier League Champions lock horns at Stamford Bridge this afternoon. Whilst Rafa Benitez meets Roberto Mancini in the dugouts in a Spain v Italy clash that Rafa will be hoping ends similar to the Euro 2012 one this summer.
Eyes will also be on Fernando Torres, who looks to end another drab spell in front of goal, whilst opposition strikers Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero are having no troubles.
Arsenal vs QPR (15:00 GMT)
Two of our London rivals face each other day, and Chelsea fans will be hoping that QPR can hold the hosts to at least a draw, as they did against us a few weeks back.
Arsenal may be 10 points behind us, but only the foolish would rule them out of a title challenge this early, especially with a tough month of fixtures to come for us before the New Year.
The 2012/13 campaign gets underway on Sunday, as the Community Shield is contested between Chelsea and Man City, in what should be a great way to kick off the new season.
Chelsea will start the weekend in 6th place, but know that any kind of win would put them back into fifth, and could put them within two points of a Champions League place, should London rivals Spurs or Arsenal lose.
A host of Premier League clubs are reportedly keeping an eye on Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge, as their Champions League future hangs in the balance.
Chelsea became the first side to take the lead at the Etihad stadium this season, but could not hold on as goals from Aguero and Nasri gave the home side all 3 points, and ended Roberto Di Matteo’s 100% record in charge.
Chelsea face a tough test tonight as they face a Manchester City side playing their game in hand on league leaders and nearest rivals Manchester United.
Another two days full of goals but somewhat overshadowed by the Carling Cup final though.
With a new year comes new challenges, new faces and more fixtures, so lets get cracking.
Ramires joined Chelsea in the summer of 2010 on a four-year contract. He made his Chelsea debut in a 2-0 win against Stoke in late August 2010 and scored his first goal in a 4-0 victory against Bolton.