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CHRISTMAS CRACKERS PAST: HIGHBURY HIGH


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Our look back on big moments from festive periods gone by continues as we recall our final trip to Highbury in December 2005.

https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2018/12/21/christmas-crackers--highbury-high?cardIndex=0-1

Highbury, for many years, had been a stadium we dreaded visiting.

That began to change in the early-mid 2000s, with that unforgettable Champions League victory in 2004 instilling a belief in the side that we were more than capable of going to Arsenal’s home and coming out on top.

In 2004/05 we came from behind twice to draw 2-2, and just over a year later we headed to Highbury again for what would be our last visit before the Gunners moved to the Emirates.

The Blues went into the game in fantastic form, top of the league and having only sampled defeat once, away at Manchester United. We had won our four Premier League matches since the Old Trafford reverse.

The Arsenal attack included Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie, with a young Cesc Fabregas in midfield, but on the day they were no match for the Blues who took the lead six minutes before the break when Arjen Robben raced clear before finishing well from a tight angle.

Joe Cole then made sure of the points when he robbed Lauren, cut inside and fired a left-footed strike home via the foot of the post.

It was the first time Arsenal had lost three consecutive Premier League matches in 10 years, and a result which restored our nine-point advantage at the top of the table.

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6 hours ago, Vesper said:

Our look back on big moments from festive periods gone by continues as we recall our final trip to Highbury in December 2005.

https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2018/12/21/christmas-crackers--highbury-high?cardIndex=0-1

Highbury, for many years, had been a stadium we dreaded visiting.

That began to change in the early-mid 2000s, with that unforgettable Champions League victory in 2004 instilling a belief in the side that we were more than capable of going to Arsenal’s home and coming out on top.

In 2004/05 we came from behind twice to draw 2-2, and just over a year later we headed to Highbury again for what would be our last visit before the Gunners moved to the Emirates.

The Blues went into the game in fantastic form, top of the league and having only sampled defeat once, away at Manchester United. We had won our four Premier League matches since the Old Trafford reverse.

The Arsenal attack included Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie, with a young Cesc Fabregas in midfield, but on the day they were no match for the Blues who took the lead six minutes before the break when Arjen Robben raced clear before finishing well from a tight angle.

Joe Cole then made sure of the points when he robbed Lauren, cut inside and fired a left-footed strike home via the foot of the post.

It was the first time Arsenal had lost three consecutive Premier League matches in 10 years, and a result which restored our nine-point advantage at the top of the table.

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Jingle Bells Jingle Bells Jingle all the way

Oh how fun it is to see Chelsea win away HEY!

But I can remember the cunts beating us 1 Boxing Day I think 2000 or 2001 time 2-1. We scored 1st. Lamps.

And I remember 1 game at The Bridge on Boxing Day 2007. 4 all. 3  red cards. Crazy game.

 

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Just the beginning of that makes me cry!

Chelsea have not lost a home game IN NEARLY FOUR YEARS!!!

OMFG I miss the noughties!!!!:(

 

LOLOL, I just turned 27 and I am already a bitter nostalgic!!!!!

:wub:

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