In pictures: Chelsea's 50-year wait for a league title
Wembley winners

Roberto Di Matteo's stunning goal against Middlesbrough proved to be the catalyst for a succession of trophy-laden years.

It was to be without Gullit though after he left under a cloud in February 1998.

Promoted in his place came yet another legend of the game in the shape of Italy's Gianluca Vialli, who inherited a team on the cusp of big things.

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