The 3 best Chelsea goals scored at Wembley Stadium

With a cup final on the horizon, it only seems fitting to head back in time and examine some of the most memorable finishes Chelsea fans have seen at Wembley. Here are our three best.

FA Cup Final Chelsea v Portsmouth 2010
FA Cup Final Chelsea v Portsmouth 2010 / David Ashdown/GettyImages
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Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League
Chelsea v Manchester City - Premier League / Julian Finney/GettyImages

2. Roberto Di Matteo's brilliant opener to put Chelsea on track to hoist the 1997 FA Cup

Date: May 17, 1997

1997. Pre-Roman Abramovich. The west London outfit was looking for its first FA Cup title since 1970 when David Webb converted the winner. This was one way to send the club on its way. Before Drogba called the new Wembley home, Chelsea's Roberto Di Matteo was the man for the big moments on England's most famous ground. To kick off a run of four trophies in five seasons, Di Matteo scored what could be Chelsea's most aesthetically pleasing cup final goal in history.

A true work of art from a man who later guided the club to European glory as the sideline leader. Inside 45 seconds, CFC's No. 16 received a pass from captain Dennis Wise just inside the club's own half. With nobody in the red of Middlesbrough stepping to the ball, Di Matteo took advantage of all the space. He could have played a through ball to Mark Hughes, but no, the midfielder opted to take it himself, smashing the ball off the woodwork and into the back of the net.

Gianfranco Zola's nickname may have been "Magic Box", but No. 16's wand of a right foot proved to be the difference in the club's second-ever FA Cup title. Di Matteo would go on to ripple the goal in another two finals throughout the next three seasons including another against Middlesbrough.