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To mark St Patrick's Day we delve into the photo archives and find an image of one of the great Irishmen to have represented the Blues. 

Damien Duff spent three happy and very successful seasons at Stamford Bridge during which time we won back-to-back league titles and a League Cup. 

An important moment in that second championship-winning campaign of 2005/06 is captured here. Seeking an eighth consecutive Premier League victory, we travelled to Anfield in the October as our rivalry with Liverpool started to intensify. 

Steven Gerrard had not long before cancelled out Frank Lampard's opener from the spot when Duff picked up a Didier Drogba pass, held off the challenge of Xabi Alonso and slipped his strike past Pepe Reina in front of a silenced Kop.  

It was one of 19 goals Duffer scored for Chelsea in 125 appearances, and few were sweeter even if the look on his face suggested not! The game ended 4-1 to the Blues.