Chelsea 2 – 1 Liverpool in FA Cup


Interim manager Roberto di Matteo tossed in airborne celebration by Chelsea players
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Chelsea’s FA Cup final talisman Didier Drogba was the match-winner once more as they overcame Liverpool to lift the trophy at Wembley.

Drogba’s goal early in the second half – his fourth in this Wembley showpiece – proved decisive as the remarkable turnaround in Chelsea’s fortunes under interim manager Roberto di Matteo was rewarded with silverware.

The BBC article tells the tale pretty well. The heart of it has been the resurgence of the Chelsea side under the leadership of Roberto di Matteo – assistant manager made interim manager by club owner Roman Abramovitz after he fired Andre Villas-Boas.

Football fans all wonder whether Roberto will get the fulltime job for next season after the stellar job he’s done bringing the team back to winning form. They still face the Champions’ League Final with Bayern Munich later in the month. But, even if they win that cup as well – will the billionaire club owner consider Roberto di Matteo’s talents sufficient, say, versus some other coach with an established reputation as a “big” coach?

I hope so.

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