By Gary Watton
March 11 2014
Here underneath are those wonderful years when Chelsea helped themselves to the League Cup. This trophy is not to be sniffed at. Instead, the victories are to be celebrated and commemorated here, there, and everywhere. Rejoice one and all!
1964 to 1965 campaign:
Birmingham City 0 CHELSEA 3; Round Two; Wednesday 23rd September 1964
George Graham scored ten minutes before half time. Then Bobby Tambling bagged a pair of second half goals to ensure a comfortable win for the visitors.
CHELSEA 4 Notts County 0; Round Three; Monday 26th October 1964
Jim McCalliog opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour. Then, after the interval, there were two further goals from Tambling and one from Alan Harris.
CHELSEA 3 Swansea Town 2; Round Four; Wednesday 11th November 1964
The Welsh team equalised twice. Dennis Brown gave the hosts the lead. George Graham then scored once in each half for a 2-1 and then 3-2 lead.
Workington 2 CHELSEA 2; Quarter-final; Wednesday 25th November 1964
A Barry Bridges double gave Chelsea a 2-0 lead, but the hosts scored either side of half time to earn a replay. Their manager was Keith Burkinshaw!
CHELSEA 2 Workington 0; Quarter-final replay; Wednesday 16th December 1964
Two goals in the last ten minutes from teenage debutant Peter Osgood helped the Blues overcome plucky Workington and reach the semi-finals of the cup.
Aston Villa 2 CHELSEA 3; Semi-final first leg; Wednesday 20th January 1965
Only 12,000 watched this goals feast. Chelsea led 2-0 at the interval, before future Blues striker Tony Hateley scored twice. Boyle then netted the winner.
CHELSEA 1 Aston Villa 1; Semi-final second leg; Wednesday 10th February 1965
Tony Hateley helped the away team into a lead at the halfway stage. However, a George Graham equaliser took Chelsea to their first League Cup final.
CHELSEA 3 Leicester City 2; Final first leg; Monday 15th March 1965
Leicester twice cancelled out goals from Tambling and Venables, while Eddie McCreadie [playing at centre forward] scored the winner in the last ten minutes.
Leicester City 0 CHELSEA 0; Final second leg; Monday 5th April 1965
Peter Bonetti and his defence kept a clean sheet to earn the club a new trophy. This compensated for an FA Cup semi-final loss to Liverpool nine days earlier.
1997 to 1998 campaign:
CHELSEA 1 Blackburn Rovers 1 [CHELSEA won 4-1 on penalties]; Round Three; Wednesday 15th October 1997
After a first-half stalemate, Billy McKinlay scored for Rovers, before Di Matteo replied for Chelsea. Luca Vialli was sent off in extra time, but it did not matter!
CHELSEA 2 Southampton 1 [after extra time]; Round Four; Wednesday 19th November 1997
This match was also goal-less after 45 minutes. Then Davies scored for the Saints before Flo equalised and then Jody Morris scored a late extra-time winner.
Ipswich Town 2 CHELSEA 2 [CHELSEA won 4-1 on penalties]; Quarter-final; Wednesday 7th January 1998
Flo and Le Saux provided the visitors with a 2-1 interval lead. However, they needed extra time and then penalties to progress to the last four.
Arsenal 2 CHELSEA 1; Semi-final first leg; Wednesday 28th January 1998
The Gunners led 2-0 early in the second half. However, Mark Hughes recorded a late consolation which would prove to be a crucial away goal.
CHELSEA 3 Arsenal 1; Semi-final second leg; Wednesday 18th February 1998
Hughes scored early for the Blues. Di Matteo and Petrescu then added to the lead at the start of the second half. Bergkamp netted a late consolation.
CHELSEA 2 Middlesbrough 0 [after extra time]; Final; Sunday 29th March 1998
Frank Sinclair headed Chelsea into the lead in the first period of extra time and then Robbie Di Matteo hit the second from close range to ensure more glory.
2004 to 2005 campaign:
CHELSEA 1 West Ham United 0; Round Three; Wednesday 27th October 2004
Just before the hour mark, Mateja Kezman scored his first Chelsea goal. Frank Lampard then unusually missed a penalty against his former club.
Newcastle United 0 CHELSEA 2 [after extra time]; Round Four; Wednesday 10th November 2004
Eidur Gudjohnsen scored in the first period of extra time and then Arjen Robben secured the away win, with a goal in the second period of extra time.
Fulham 1 CHELSEA 2; Quarter-final; Tuesday 30th November 2004
Damien Duff helped the Blues into the lead, early in the second half. McBride equalised, before Frank Lampard netted the winner goal with 2 minutes to spare.
CHELSEA 0 Manchester United 0; Semi-final first leg; Wednesday 12th January 2005
Carlo Cudicini and his defence achieved a clean sheet and denied the Red Devils an away goal. However, would a 0-0 stalemate be good enough to progress?
Manchester United 1 CHELSEA 2; Semi-final second leg; Wednesday 26th January 2005
Frank Lampard helped Chelsea to an interval lead. Giggs equalised, before Damien Duff scored direct from a free kick, with only five minutes remaining.
CHELSEA 3 Liverpool 2 [after extra time]; Final; Sunday 27th February 2005
An unmarked Riise volleyed the Reds into a first-minute lead. However, Gerrard headed into his own net, and then Drogba and Kezman scored in extra time.
2006 to 2007 campaign:
Blackburn Rovers 0 CHELSEA 2; Round Three; Wednesday 25th October 2006
Second-half goals from Joe Cole and Salomon Kalou, allied with a clean sheet for Hilario and his defence, took Chelsea comfortably into the next round.
CHELSEA 4 Aston Villa 0; Round Four; Wednesday 8th November 2006
The Blues blew Villa away, with Lampard scoring before half time and then Shevchenko, Essien, and Drogba contributing further goals to this convincing rout.
Newcastle United 0 CHELSEA 1; Quarter-final; Wednesday 20th December 2006
Didier Drogba slotted home a late free kick to separate the two teams. Hilario and his defence earned themselves another commendable shut-out.
Wycombe Wanderers 1 CHELSEA 1; Semi-final first leg; Wednesday 10th January 2007
Wayne Bridge scored the only goal of the first half. However, Easter equalised late in the second half to produce a mini-shock in front of a crowd of 5,771!
CHELSEA 4 Wycombe Wanderers 0; Semi-final second leg; Tuesday 23rd January 2007
Two first-half goals from Shevchenko and two second-half efforts from Lampard sealed a comfortable passage through to an all-London final, in Cardiff!
CHELSEA 2 Arsenal 1; Final; Sunday 25th February 2007
Walcott gave the Gunners an early lead. Didier Drogba soon equalised. The latter then headed home a Robben cross with just over five minutes remaining.