Chelsea enjoyed arguably the most exciting period in their history during the mid-2000s, the billionaire-backed Blues’ revolution beginning to accelerate with a number of marquee additions.
Amongst the many players signed during the early years of the Roman Abramovich era was Arjen Robben, with the west Londoners beating off competition from Manchester United to sign the coveted winger.
Robben spent three seasons at Stamford Bridge and formed a fine wing partnership with Damien Duff, the duo dovetailing on opposite flanks as Chelsea won back-to-back league titles under Jose Mourinho.
Robben’s career with Chelsea showed flashes of the brilliance that would become a regular occurrence later in his career, including this stunning strike in a 4-0 thrashing of Norwich in December 2004.
A quick interchange with Frank Lampard and Tiago results in a bouncing ball dropping to Robben, who lashes home a low effort to put Chelsea three goals ahead before the half-time break.
Here is Arjen Robben’s brilliant effort for Chelsea against Norwich.
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