Chelsea: Top 10 goals of the season

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Chelsea won the Europa League and finished third in the Premier League, scoring some memorable goals along the way.

But which were the best 10?

10. Frank Lampard v Newcastle

A mad game at St James' Park, which Chelsea went on to lose in the last moments of the game.

With Jonas Gutierrez putting the Magpies in front after there was a shout for Fabricio Coloccini to be sent off following an injury he caused to Demba Ba, it summed up Chelsea's first-half performance. Nevertheless they responded well in the second half and, when needed, the man for any Chelsea occasion popped up again.

With Chelsea on the attack that seemed to be resulting in not very much, Lampard collected Ashley Cole's pass and by his standards controlled it poorly on his chest but making up for it by taking it past Yohan Cabaye with a superb touch and lashed a powerful effort into the top corner from 30 yards.

9. Juan Mata v Newcastle

A goal which started from a good spell of Chelsea pressure on the Newcastle defence which resulted in a free kick. The Blues take it quickly and Gary Cahill spreads the ball up the wing to find Oscar, who puts through a brilliant ball to Ivanovic down the right. The Serbian does well to get there, his low cross takes a knick of the Newcastle defender before Fernando Torres gets in front of Coloccini to lay it off to Juan Mata, who curls the ball into the top corner of the net.

The goal turned the game around for Chelsea to put them at 2-1 but unfortunately could not hold on to that lead and left empty handed to a dramatic double from Moussa Sissoko ending the game 3-2 in Newcastle’s favour.

8. David Luiz v Basel

Chelsea's Europa League campaign has to be their highlight in a disappointing season. This game ended 5-2 on aggregate but it was not as comfortable as the scoreline suggests, after grinding out an impressive 2-1 away win at Basel in the previous leg courtesy to a late David Luiz free-kick.

Chelsea fell behind just before half-time but responded through Fernando Torres and Victor Moses. To finish off an impressive night, Luiz starts the move playing a chipped ball up for Fernando Torres to chase, which is just cleared by the Basel defender but finds its way to Eden Hazard, who produces a great cross to pick out Frank Lampard - and with the crowd urging him to shoot he lays it off to David Luiz, who produces a wonder-strike that curls round into the top corner.

7. Gary Cahill v Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea's first real big test of the Premier League season started at White Hart Lane. With the Blues collecting 22 points from a possible 24 and facing old manager Andre Villas-Boas it looked like a match set to be classic - and indeed it was, with the Blues coming out on top 4-2 winners with a brace from Juan Mata helping them along their way.

The Blues' first goal came from centre-back Gary Cahill - no surprise the centre-back was on target as he has scored more goals this season than some of Manchester City's strikers.

As the corner came in it was a poor header away by William Gallas, who even though scored that day had a torrid time defensively, it was cleared straight to Cahill who produced a thunderous volley into the roof of the net that left Brad Friedel helpless.

6. Demba Ba v Manchester United

Chelsea's new man for the big occasion comes up with a big goal against the Red Devils to send Chelsea through to the FA Cup semi-finals.

The move is started off, like most Chelsea goals, through Juan Mata, who lifted a lovely areal ball into the path of Eden Hazard who takes it down well and continues into the space in front of him into the centre of the park and finds Mata waiting in space - as he always is - to collect the pass. The Spaniard lifts a lob over the top of Rio Ferdinand and Johnny Evens to find an acrobatic outstretched leg of Demba Ba to leave David De Gea helpless.

5. Eden Hazard v Manchester United

For Eden Hazard to score goal number eight, Chelsea needed to force a replay after a heroic second-half display at Old Trafford.

2-0 down with 35 minutes to go Rafa Benitez making changes to the team which saw Victor Moses and Frank Lampard withdrawn and Eden Hazard and John Obi Mikel much to the annoyance of the Chelsea fans who chanted "you don’t know what you’re doing."

They were made to eat their own words when Chelsea forced a break and Juan Mata spreader the play out left to Eden Hazard where Rafael thinks he’s doing everything right by showing him onto his inside, but Hazard has other ideas and bends an unstoppable curler past David De Gea to bring Chelsea back into the game.

4. Demba Ba v Manchester City

Another big game for Chelsea, another big goal from the big Senegalese striker.

The two games against Manchester united set up a semi-final meeting at Wembley against United’s neighbours, City. Chelsea once again found themselves 2-0 down and once again Rafa Benitez opted for a change: Fernando Torres came on for John Obi Mikel, and the former would go upfront with Demba Ba leaving Oscar dropping into the deeper defensive midfield role with Ramires - and it's fair to say his impact took under a minute.

A long ball over the top aimed for Torres who does not meet it but does enough to unsettle City captain Vincent Kompany, who leaves. It bounces for Demba Ba, who acrobatically finds the net with the help of the post on its way in.

Who said those two couldn’t play together?

3. Oscar v Juventus

I doubt you will be able to find a better debut than the one Oscar had for Chelsea in the Champions league group match against the Italian powerhouses Juventus after scoring the first goal for Chelsea to make it 1-0 from a long-distance deflected strike which got the fans cheering for their new man, what did not predict is what was going to happen next.

With Chelsea enjoying a good spell of possession Mikel plays a little pass to Frank Lampard who picks out Ashley Cole, who tries to thread a ball through to Oscar who flicks in brilliantly to his left past the last defender and curling a shot twisting shot past Buffon who can only dive helplessly.

It’s a shame Chelsea gave away that two-goal lead to draw 2-2 because that was a goal worthy of winning any game.

2. Eden Hazard v Stoke

Chelsea had a stroke of good fortune in this game, winning a comfortable 4-0 but with the help of a penalty and two own goals from Jon Walters - but at the end of the day you need to create chances to force own goals and win penalties and these penalties need to be scored, so Chelsea did play very well.

If Chelsea had any luck with the first three goals there was no luck with this whoever is marking hazard gets taken out of the game by trickery as he goes around the stoke player and unleashes a 35-yard screamer into the back of the net.

1. David Luiz v Fulham

What a goal this was in such an important game. It’s fair to say this game was pivotal to Chelsea finishing in the top four, at a time when the game was its dullest and Chelsea where struggling to break down their neighbours only something special was going to knock them down.

David Luiz, making his 100th league appearance for Chelsea, is picked out by Eden Hazard by a switch in play with the defender sitting in midfield produces a strike of unbelievable quality from 30 yards into the top corner.

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