Paul Radcliffe

There have been many brilliant and significant goals scored in Chelsea’s gloriously unpredictable history and in Blue Hitmen, lifelong supporter Paul Radcliffe details and ranks the 25 strikes he believes to be the greatest.

Radcliffe spent his working life as a national newspaper journalist and in the first lockdown of 2021 began chatting online with Mark Worrall and the idea for Blue Hitmen – Chelsea’s 25 greatest goals was born.

Legendary striker Kerry Dixon provides the foreword for Blue Hitmen and notes that when choosing the cream of the crop it’s the ‘moment and the context that’s important’.

The book takes us on a journey from the Bridge via a rain-soaked terrace at Burnden Park, Bolton, to a game in the global spotlight at the awesome Allianz Arena in Munich. The Blues were about to face Bayern Munich on their home ground for European football’s ultimate prize.  Was this just one step beyond?

The author has followed the Blues over land and sea for almost 50 years – his first game was an FA Cup Fith Round victory, 1-2 (Osgood, Garner) over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in February, 1973.

Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulRadcliffeFC