Latest Blue Days podcast recalls Cup classic

The fourth episode of our documentary podcast series about the 1996/97 season is out now and tells the tale of the extraordinary FA Cup fourth round tie against Liverpool. 

The free podcast is available to listen to now on iTunesSoundCloud and many other podcast-hosting apps, as well as on the Blue Days section of this website and above.

In January '97 Ruud Gullit’s side was struggling for the consistency required to challenge at the very top of the table, so it was apparent the only realistic chance of silverware would be the FA Cup.

The club’s only previous success in the competition had come 27 long years earlier. At half-time in the glamour fourth round fixture it didn’t look like Chelsea’s hopes of ending that barren run would be realised anytime soon.

What followed was arguably the most dramatic 45 minutes Stamford Bridge has ever seen, and in the latest podcast we delve back in time to remember what it took to turn things around against the then league leaders. There are words from 11 players involved as well as the boss, Ruud Gullit, and those taking it all in from the stands.

The free podcast, the fourth of the Blue Days series, is available to download now. You can also subscribe on iTunes to have each episode automatically added to your podcast playlist.