Date: 5th July 2020 at 10:29pm
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Continuing our series ’50 Years of ’ looking back, season by season, from the winning 1970 season to present day; is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Dan Silver to look back at the 1981-82 season.

With now ensconced as Chelsea manager, can he lead the team back to Division One or was this to be a more transitional season? So it proved, although in many ways a typical Chelsea season of the time with the infamous 6-0 thrashing away to Rotherham being balanced by knocking then European Champions out of .

All set against a background of ferocious violence leading to the attempt to ban Chelsea (“You Can;t Ban a Chelsea Fan”) and the club so broke it couldn’t pay the players!

Clips from the ‘Chelsea Special‘ interviews with , John Bumstead and Colin Pates, who all played for Chelsea this season, on the Rotherham game, the Liverpool and Cup matches and the club being broke.