This was one of the most exciting games we’ve seen this season. Ipswich attacked from the whistle and spurred on by 3,000 tractor boys, for the first 45 minutes they completely outplayed us. Well organised and disciplined, it was no surprise when Marcus Stewart fired them into the lead.
The atmosphere at the Bridge subsequently fell flat and we had to endure 15 minutes of constant taunting from our farmer friends. However, the game turned after a goal mouth scramble on the stroke of half-time which saw Gus Poyet stab the ball home.
Chelsea came out after the break a revitalised team and a diving header by Wise, followed by a superb breakaway goal from Poyet, saw us storm into a deserved lead. Hasselbaink’s penalty sealed it and although our second half performance was outstanding, of equal enjoyment was the raucous singing which saw Stamford Bridge rock on its foundations.