The 2007 Carling Cup FInal will live long in the memory of those witnessed it. Overflowing with drama from the first to last whistle, Chelsea Football Club's stars eventually proved too strong for Arsene Wegner's band of talented youngsters.
The Gunners made a strong start and were rewarded for their efforts when Theo Walcott, applied a cool finish after a period of sustained pressure. Shocked into action, the Blues began to work their way back into the match and Didier Drogba's dream season continued when he drew them level only eight minutes later.
The chances continued to come either end as both teams played open, attacking and attractive football but at the break the game remained evenly poised. After the interval, Jose Mourinho's men started to take control of the match. However, a sickening injury to Chelsea skipper, John Terry threatened to overshadow the whole day but, thankfully, it turned out not to be as bad as first feared.
Desperate to win the trophy for their injured skipper the Blues poured forward and Frank Lampard's screamer crashed against the crossbar as they continued to go close. Eventually, the pressure told the despairing dive of Manuel Almunia for his 28th goal of the season.
More drama followed as tensions spilled over towards the end of the match and two Arsenal players and one Chelsea star were sent off just before the final whistle.
But nothing could overshadow a memorable win for Mourinho and his brave Blues, as they added another trophy and sent the Chelsea fans home happy.