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The "Double" arrived at Stamford Bridge last season but still that one more silverware remains absent from Chelsea's closet, the coveted European champions title.
Chelsea have been so-near-yet-so far in the past couple of seasons. Be it in the 2009 Champions' League semi-final where they were defeated by not Barcelona but by poor refereeing or in the 2008 Champions League final at Moscow where Terry had an unfortunate penalty miss or the controversial goal that awarded Liverpool the match in Champions League 2005, the Blues' have been victims of poor refereeing almost in every Champions League campaign including the last one where they were denied several penalty kick appeals.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has one unfulfilled wish in his otherwise successful association with Stamford Bridge and that is these piece of metal in the club's closet. Since Roman Abramovich's takeover the West London outfit has emerged as one of the most feared teams in club football circuit and a Champions League title is all they need to establish themselves as European superpowers.
Whilst last season was a disappointment as Chelsea were knocked out in the Round of 16 by Inter Milan, who were eventually crowned champions, this season the Pensioners' will be looking forward to fulfilling their owner and fans' one last unfulfilled dream.
A poor pre-season had raised doubts that Chelsea would suffer due to their ageing squad and would struggle in the new season. But the club has put to rest any such doubts by opening their season in style and has proved that the team is even more deadly than ever. Most of the players are in their top form and if they can maintain the tempo through the whole season it could very well be their first Champions League title.
But it remains to be seen if the "Double" winning manager Carlo Ancelotti can deliver what even the "Special One" had failed to secure during his highly successful tenure.