DVD sepakbola yang wajib ditunggu bagi para fans chelsea dimana musim2008/09 kali ini hanya meraih gelar FA CUP setelah mengalahkan everton dengan skor 2-1.
Enjoy a front row seat for the 2008/09 season in the official Chelsea FC Review. Relive the Blues quest for domestic & European glory as the side from Stamford Bridge aim for the ultimate trophies. Turn the clock back to the superb start by Felipe Scolari before the dramatic arrival of Dutchman Guus Hiddink. Get set for the brilliance of Bosingwa and the tenacity of Terry plus great goals from Lampard, Anelka and Deco. Hear the views from the Chelsea squad with exclusive bonus interviews as this unmissable DVD charts the rollercoaster ride of another action packed campaign for one of Premier League Elite
After again finishing second to Manchester United in the Premier League the previous season, Chelsea sacked their manager Avram Grant, replacing him with the Brazilian Luiz Felipe Scolari, who had managed the Portuguese national team at Euro 2008. The first few months of his management went according to plan, as Scolari’s narrow 4-1-4-1 tactic, using Ashley Cole and new arrival José Bosingwa as wing-backs initially took the league by storm, leaving Chelsea top ahead of Liverpool after thirteen games.
By the end of November, however, Scolari’s Chelsea began to lose their form. They suffered a 3-1 defeat away to Roma in the Champions League and being eliminated from the League Cup at Stamford Bridge by Championship side Burnley on penalties. In the league, they had a 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle United, (who were later to be relegated). Chelsea lost a home league game for the first time since 2004 (and 86 matches) when they lost to Liverpool, and a second home league defeat to rivals Arsenal dropped Chelsea to second place.
Chelsea qualified for the knock-out stages of the Champions League with a 2-1 victory against Romanian champions CFR Cluj at Stamford Bridge in the final match of the group. During Winter, they drew against West Ham United, Fulham, Hull City. and League One’s Southend United in the FA Cup. Chelsea suffered defeats away to Manchester United and Liverpool, which left them in 4th place during February which would mean a Champions League place would not be certain. Long-term injuries to Michael Essien and Joe Cole marked the period while Didier Drogba was not included frequently.
Chelsea sacked Scolari, replacing him with Russian national manager Guus Hiddink for the remainder of the season. Hiddink’s regenerative effect was immediate, with four straight league wins, including a vital 1-0 victory away to Aston Villa in his first game in charge, moving Chelsea into the top three. Eleven wins in the team’s last thirteen league games, marked by a 4-1 victory over Arsenal away at the Emirates Stadium, finally secured third place in the league, and Champions League football for a seventh consecutive season.
Although Chelsea’s title challenge was already realistically over when he arrived, Hiddink led Chelsea to their fifth Champions League semi-final, knocking out Juventus and Liverpool before they were eliminated by FC Barcelona on away goals in the semi-final, with the performance of second leg referee Tom Henning Ovrebo proving particularly controversial. Despite the Champions League exit, the season culminated in a trip to Wembley Stadium, with Chelsea’s final game of 2008-09 contested against Everton in the 2009 FA Cup Final. Chelsea won 2-1, winning the FA Cup trophy for the fifth time in their history.