The 2009-2010 season of the English Premier League is just a week away from the end, and what a nerve-wracking day is it going to be.
The teams facing the axe have already been decided and eyes will be on the title contender and the defending champion this Sunday.
After a superb season which saw the Blues' rake up goals galore and come within striking distance of the dream "Double" swoop, the Stamford Bridge will hopefully witness the crowning of the champions after four long years.
Chelsea has seen several lows and highs throughout the season and they will be looking to wrap up their season in style against a resilient Wigan, who are one of the few teams to have inflicted a loss to the Blues in their current campaign.
In these slides we will take a peek into the matches that defined Chelsea's 2009-2010 season.
Arsene Wenger's side, brushed aside, was adrift by 11 points as the Blues convincingly defeated the Gunners 3-0.
The home team enjoyed most of the possession but failed to create chances, while their visiting opponents' from West London utilized their opportunities and scored, leaving Wenger and his men facing another season without silverware.
A couple of goals from the Blues' in-form striker Drogba and an own goal from Gunners' latest import Thomas Vermaelen was enough to finish off the Gunners' challenge.
This match exposed the Blues' widely criticized weakness in set-pieces.
Three free-kicks and an equal number of goals were enough to rob the Blues' of two precious points. The Blues' came down from being a goal down to lead 2-1 before Everton substitute Yakubu equalised for the Toffees at the stroke half-time.
Chelsea took the lead in the 60th minute from Drogba's second goal of the match but Everton equalized again within three minutes. This time also very agonizingly from a set-piece.
The Toffees held onto their equalizer and the Blues gave away precious two points.
This match was over-shadowed by the Terry-Bridge "handshake affair."
The much-publicized match turned into a nightmare for the league leaders. It also saw the Blues' concede their first home defeat of the season.
The match started with the Blues' in control. They created a host of chances and planned on heading comfortably into half-time leading 1-0.
But due to a couple of defensive errors, Chelsea leveled the score to 1-1 at half-time. Another mistake from Mikel resulted in Bellamy scoring the second goal.
A red-card offense from Belletti thereafter and the resultant penalty sealed off the match. After Ballack's second yellow card of the day sent him off the field, the Blues could do little with nine men to stop the fourth from being scored.
Lampard scored a late penalty but that could not sour what had been a sweet afternoon for Manchester City and, most notably, Wayne Bridge.
The loss left Chelsea's title rivals breathing at the Blues' neck. It was seen by many as the turning point of the season.
When Rovers manager Sam Allardyce had warned Ancelotti and his men of tough physical football, the Blues had no inkling of an idea as to what was in store.
The robust Rovers beat Chelsea at their own game. The early goal from Drogba assured that Chelsea was doing well to keep their title race in track. But in the second-half Allardyce's men sped up the tempo as they took the attack to the Blues.
Chelsea's first-half performance fizzled out as the Lancashire rain and the 69th minute equalizer from Rovers' striker Diouf was just waiting to happen.
With Chelsea's title rivals Arsenal and United both registering wins on the weekend it was a sordid night for Ancelotti's men as the slip-up cut out their cushion over their title rivals.
The draw made the title race wide open and Chelsea's hopes of wrapping up the title in tatters at St.Andrews stadium.
These was one of the three of seven-goal victories that Chelsea registered this season.
Many had touted this as a tough match for Ancelotti's men as the Villans had been the stingiest team in the league that far.
But the Blues proved again that they have the ability to break open any defense and Martin O'Neill watched in shock as his side was pounded with seven goals.
Lampard gave a man-of-match performance with four goals while a couple from Malouda and another from Kalou helped Chelsea brush aside Aston Villa.
“It’s as devastating as I’ve had in the game”- the remark by Aston Villa manager summed up the harrowing time the Villans faced at Stamford Bridge.
A controversial goal from Drogba and a beautifully created goal by Joe Cole gave Chelsea perhaps the biggest win of their 2009-2010 season.
Ferguson was left fuming after Drogba scored Chelsea's second goal from a clear off-side position, which the referee failed to notice. Although Macheda scored, with what seemed as a clear handball, within minutes of Drogba's goal, Chelsea was able to fend off the Red Devils' attack and register their first win at Old Trafford since 2005.
The win was a massive boost for Chelsea's confidence as it brought them two points of clearance from their nearest rivals. It also gave them the upper hand in the title race.
The scoreline read "Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea" at full time. But it implied something more for the Blues title hopes as the match brought United within a point of Chelsea.
The weekend went from bad to worse. After a last-gasp winner against Manchester City helped the Red Devils close in on Chelsea, the Blues started the match with lackluster performances all around.
Chelsea never really looked to be in the match and the red card to Chelsea captain John Terry was just the last thing Ancelotti would have liked to see. The resulting penalty was scored with reasonable ease by Spurs' hitman Defoe.
Chelsea made some attacking moves into the Spurs' boxes but none were convincing. Then came a scorcher from Gareth Bale just before half-time and the game was all but decided.
Lampard's goal in the dying minutes could not undo the damage that had already been done. Chelsea gave up their chances of wrapping up the title and the season neared a exciting end.
The last one of the 7-goal games for Chelsea.
Tony Pulis' team is regarded as a tough nut to crack. They have been cause of worry for the top half teams in EPL.
But on this given Sunday they were swept aside under the Blue wave. The resilient Potters looked out of ideas in front of the Chelsea juggernaut that hammered them with seven goals.
Chelsea's man for the moment, Salomon Kalou waved his hand in "you-can't-see-me" style and scored a hat-trick. Truly Pulis had never seen this coming.
Chelsea started in full control and held possession for most of the first-half. The Ivorian Kalou broke the deadlock for Chelsea in the 24th minute. From then on it was just a Blue breeze at Stamford Bridge as Stoke failed to hold their fort.
Goals from Lampard, Malouda and Sturridge completed a wonderful weekend for Chelsea which saw them better their goal difference to a great extent as well as send a message to their critics who had casted doubt on the nerve of the Chelsea team.
Chelsea convincingly overcame their last big hurdle and moved within touching distance of the Premier League trophy.
A spirited and committed display from the Blues earned them valuable three points at Anfield. The match was touted to be the title-decider with a loss or draw allowing Chelsea's immediate rivals United to overcome Chelsea.
The Blues started the match impressively and completely controlled the game against a subdued Liverpool side tired from their mid-week Europa exit.
Then a horrendous error from the Reds' captain Steven Gerrard gifted Chelsea to grab the lead with a goal from the talismanic Drogba. Another goal in the early second-half put the result beyond doubt.
The Blues now just need to defeat their old foe Wigan on the last day of the season to bring back the title to Bridge after four very long years.