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When City beat Chelsea: 3-2 in 1997

Coventry City start Saturday's FA Cup tie against Chelsea as massive underdogs, with the status of the two clubs on the national stage having taken two, completely different paths over the past decade.

It wasn't always that way however, and to give Sky Blues fans hope of an upset this weekend, Vital Coventry is looking back at some notable wins over the West Londoners.

Chelsea's transformation was well in evidence at the start of the 1997/98 season as they arrived at Highfield Road with a team containing the likes of Zola, Vialli, Leboeuf and others.

FA Cup winners just months before, they were expected to mount a challenge for the title, but came unstuck almost immediately, thanks to a hat-trick from Dion Dublin for a Sky Blues' side who had escaped relegation thanks only to a last-day win at Tottenham.

Behind twice, City came back for an unlikely win, to provide the perfect start to Gordon Strachan's first full season in charge.




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Date:Thursday March 5 2009

Time: 4:00PM

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didn't we play you first game of the seaosn two years running? Dion bloody Dublin :-)
merlin
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05/03/2009 17:36:00

didn't we play you first game of the seaosn two years running? Dion bloody Dublin :-)
merlin
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05/03/2009 17:36:00

Yeah it was 2-1 to Cov the season after. They were the days, it's hard to see us repeating that on Saturday but let's hope it's a good game.
houchen
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05/03/2009 21:10:00

Yeah it was 2-1 to Cov the season after. They were the days, it's hard to see us repeating that on Saturday but let's hope it's a good game.
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