April

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30 Apr: Chelsea 1-3 Atletico Madrid: Match Reaction;     27 Apr: Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea: Match Reaction;     22 Apr: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea: Match Reaction;     19 Apr: Chelsea 1-2 Sunderland: Match Reaction;     13 Apr: Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea: Match Reaction;     8 Apr: Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain: Match Reaction; 5 Apr: Chelsea 3-0 Stoke City: Match Reaction;     2 Apr: Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Chelsea: Match Reaction.

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Key Moments

* April 8: Chelsea managed to over-turn a 3-1 first-leg deficit to Paris Saint-Germain by winning 2-0 in the return second-leg at home, thanks to a dramatic 87th-minute Demba Ba winner. This win gives Chelsea a place in the last four of the Champions League.

* April 19: Jose Mourinho’s long unbeaten run at home in the Premier League ends at 78 games as relegation-threatened Sunderland stun the Blues. Rui Faria, Chelsea’s assistant manager, was sent off in an incredibly-feisty affair. Had Chelsea won, the title would have been in their own hands as winning their remaining matches would secure them the title.

* April 27: With this match sandwiched between vital Champions League semi-finals, Chelsea fielded a team of fringe players against Liverpool, but still manage to prevail 2-0, with a infamous Steven Gerrard slip setting the Blues on their way.

* April 30: Chelsea’s European hopes are over as they are crushed 3-1 at home to Atletico Madrid, rendering the first-leg 0-0 master-class irrelevant. It was Mourinho’s sixth defeat in eight Champions League semi-finals.

(in 2nd position at the end of Apr: P36  W24  D6  L6   F69  A26  GD+43      Pts 78)

Wed Apr 2

 Paris Saint-Germain

A

1-3

 19:45

Champions League QF (1st)

Sat Apr 5

Stoke City

H

3-0

17:30

Premier League

Tue Apr 8

 Paris Saint-Germain

H

2-0

 19:45

Champions League QF (2nd)

Sun Apr 13

Swansea City

A

1-0

16:10

Premier League

Sat Apr 19

Sunderland

H

1-2

17:30

Premier League

Tue Apr 22

Atletico Madrid A 0-0 19:45

Champions League SF (1st)

Sun Apr 27

Liverpool

A

2-0

14:05

Premier League

Wed Apr 30

Atletico Madrid H 1-3 19:45

Champions League SF (2nd)