Date: 18th July 2020 at 7:15pm
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Continuing our series ’50 Years of Chelsea’ looking back, season by season, from Cup winning 1970 season to present day; Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Clayton Beerman and Kelvin Barker, author of ‘Celery: Representing in the ’80’s’ to look back at the 1983-84 season.

Having escaped relegation to Division 3 by the skin of their teeth the previous season, manager John Neal makes big changes bringing in Eddie Niedzwiecki, Pat Nevin, Joe McLaughlin,  and  to shake things up.

Neal’s new look make an immediate impact with a 5-0 win against promotion rivals Derby County and the rest as they say, is history, as embark on one of the most memorable seasons in the their history.

Matches against Brighton, Fulham, Newcastle, Swansea, Sheffield Wednesday, Cardiff, the 5-0 against Leeds at home to confirm promotion and then Grimsby to clinch the title live long in the memory.

Along the way, 34 goals from Kerry Dixon, Pat Nevin’s wizardry on the wing, Mickey Thomas buzzing around everywhere and Joe McLaughin and Colin Pates calm from the back combined to give fans one of the most entertaining seasons of all time, with great free flowing and attacking football. “The Boys in Blue in Division Two, but we won’t be here for long!”

The boys discuss this memorable season, the tales and anecdotes and the players who became together with clips from the ‘Chelsea Special‘ interviews with Colin Pates, Kerry Dixon, Paul Canoville and John Bumstead.