The blues already played the final in 2008, when they lost to United, and in 2012, when they beat Bayern Munich.
Chelsea have become a classic of the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League in recent years. Since the arrival of Roman Abramovich, the club has experienced great growth at all levels that has led it to become one of the teams that are in the select club of those who have won the European Cup.
The blue outfit came to his first final in the 2007-08 season but failed to become champion on his first attempt and fell in the final on penalties against Manchester United in the final played at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
|SEASON||CHAMPION||Runner-up||OUTCOME||VENUE OF THE FINAL|
|2007-08||Man. United||Chelsea||(5) 1-1 (6)||Luzhniki Stadium (Moscow, Russia)|
|2011-12||Chelsea||Bayern Munich||(4) 1-1 (3)||Allianz Arena (Munich, Germany)|
Four years later, Chelsea had a rematch. The team coached by Roberto Di Matteo slipped into the final after beating Barcelona against the odds in the semifinals. The final was facing a complicated challenge, since it was played in Munich and in front was a Bayern who acted as host. Thomas Muller seemed to decide the final for his team in 83 but Drogba equalized two from the end. The Ivory Coast striker also scored his penalty on the penalty shoot-out that ended up giving them their first Orejona.
To this title are added two recent successes in the UEFA Europa League, where they were also champions in 2013 after beating Benfica in the final 2-1 and in the 2019 chen they beat Arsenal by a resounding 4-1. In addition, the club also won the defunct Recopa in 1971 and 1998 and the European Super Cup in 1998, where they beat Real Madrid in the final with a single goal from Gustavo Poyet.