Date: 8th August 2020 at 3:43pm
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Continuing our series ’50 Years of Chelsea’ looking back, season by season, from the FA Cup winning 1970 season to present day; Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Dan Silver to look back at the 1985-86 season.

start the 1985-86 season, having finished 6th in Division One, under new management with replacing the much loved John Neal. And they pretty much pick up where they left off and spend most of the season challenging at the top of the table.

For many the highlight was the final win against in March in a nerve tingling 5-4 win. While universally derided as a mickey mouse cup, treated it as a day out at Wembley and a bona fide cup, the club’s first trophy since 1971. But shortly after, came crashing down as they so often do, as terrible 6-0 and 4-0 defeats to QPR and West Ham put paid to their title challenge.

A question of close, but not close enough as finally finish in 6th position for the second year running.

Either way, it was another memorable season enthusiastically remembered by Chidge, Jonathan and Dan and embellished with clips from the ‘Chelsea Special‘ interviews with the players who played in these iconic games: Colin Pates, Kerry Dixon, and John Bumstead.