Date: 28th July 2021 at 10:23pm
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The Chelsea FanCast looks back, season by season, to 50 Years of from 1970 to the present day.

is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan to look back at the 1995-96 season.

embarks on his third season in charge at Chelsea having packed his boots away at the end of the previous season. Before a ball is kicked, one of the most astonishing signings in the history of the club is announced. Former Ballon d’Or winner and Dutch master, signs on a free from Sampdoria.

Gullit will become one of the most lauded players in Chelsea’s history and was the spark that truly ignited the Blue Revolution, not to mention thousands of dreadlock wigs on a match day. But Hoddle wasn’t finished. Mark Hughes, Man Utd’s war horse of a striker arrives at the club and is later joined by Dan Petrescu and Phelan, the later finally making Hoddle’s 3:5:2 wing back system tick.

Expectations for sexy and trophies with Chelsea having reached an final and a European final in the last two seasons, were understandably high. As ever, Chelsea was in for a rollercoaster ride.

Gullit and Hughes were imperious and Super Dan was a revelation but the League remained inconsistent; beating the best but losing to the worst teams. Again, it was the where Chelsea shone, but as with 1994, they were to lose out to Man Utd, somewhat cruelly, in the semi-final.

But the season saw great free flowing passing and the team really beginning to gel. A trophy appeared to be not far off and we wouldn’t have to wait too long…

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