Chelsea FC got greatly helped their chances in progressing to the semifinals of the Champions League with a crucial away goal in a 1-0 victory over Benfica. It was an impressive win given the current state of the team and probably not predicted by many outside of Stamford Bridge. But it does not even make the top of their Champions League performances all-time.
Chelsea are not a club with the kind of history and pedigree that usually make a solid living in Europe’s biggest competition. They have only been a consistent participant in Europe’s premier competition since Roman Abramovich bought the club and invested his millions in it.
But since that time they have been one of the world’s most prestigious and always a threat to make a deep run as they are looking more and more likely to this year.
Here is brief breakdown of my top 10 Chelsea performances in Europe.