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How Chelsea squad looked like the last time they reached Champions League final

How Chelsea squad looked like the last time they reached Champions League final and where are they now

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Chelsea have reached the Champions League final for the first time since 2012. The Blues celebrated a 3-1 on aggregate win over Real Madrid and will now face Manchester City in the final on May 29.

Ahead of the final game, let’s take a look and see how the Blues squad looked like the last time they were in the UCL final. The last time they reached a Champions League final was back in 2012 when the team was coached by Roberto Di Matteo.

Chelsea were placed in Group E with Bayer Leverkusen, Valencia and Genk. The Blues topped the league and faced Napoli in the round of 16, after which they faced Benfica in the quarter-finals.

In the semi-finals, the Blues celebrated a 3-2 on aggregate win over Barcelona and reached the final where they faced Bayern Munich. The game ended in a 1-1 draw and Chelsea celebrated a 4-3 victory on penalties.

The Blues starting XI looked as follows: Petr Cech; José Bosingwa, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole; John Obi Mikel, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata; Salomon Kalou, Ryan Bertrand, Didier Drogba.

And the substitutes were:  Ross Turnbull, Paulo Ferreira, Michael Essien, Oriol Romeu, Florent Malouda, Fernando Torres, Daniel Sturridge.

 

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