x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Zola's free-kicks made my Blue heart race

My team Since being formed in 1905, Chelsea's history has been one of ups-and-downs. It took the club 50 years to a first league title, and then another 50 to win a second.

Gianfranco Zola was a free-kick specialist.
Gianfranco Zola was a free-kick specialist.

Since being formed in 1905, Chelsea's history has been one of ups-and-downs. It took the club 50 years to a first league title, and then another 50 to win a second. Since back-to-back Premier League titles, we have not won the league for three seasons, but I hope our new coach, Carlo Ancelotti, will bring the team together and get the best out of them. When I was really young a friend of mine showed me a DVD all about Chelsea. At this time I was just getting into football.

The DVD was about the Chelsea players from the past and the present. Seeing players like Gianfranco Zola dribble past opponents, trick defenders and score free kicks from impossible angles got my heart racing. The saves made by world-class goalkeepers such as Petr Cech and the tackles by defenders like Ricardo Carvalho also caught my eye. Such acts showed how determined the team are to win. My favourite player is Nicolas Anelka. He was the top scorer in the Premier League last season with 19 goals, and added six more in other competitions.

I also like Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda, who are both excellent attacking players. I do not have one favourite Chelsea memory or match. Any game in which the team show their true skill and capabilities is one that I cherish. Send us 300 words on your favourite team or venue and you could see your words printed in these pages. sports@thenational.ae