Photo: Chelsea legends reunite for Porto clash
Carlo Cudicini and Paolo Ferreira catch up ahead of Porto v Chelsea
Carlo Cudicini and Paolo Ferreira are two players who will forever have a soft spot in the hearts of Chelsea supporters.
The Italian goalkeeper and Portuguese defender were both part of Jose Mourinho’s first Chelsea squad when the manager took over the reins at Stamford Bridge in 2004.
While Cudicini played a bit-part role throughout the Mourinho years with Petr Cech first-choice, Ferreira was a regular at right-back during their back-to-back title-winning seasons in 2005 and 2006.
However, the Chelsea pair didn’t taste European glory with the west London side after being thwarted by Liverpool in two semi-finals, and losing to Barcelona in the last four in 2006.
And Ferreira, who started his career at Porto, caught up with his former team-mate ahead of Chelsea’s clash against Mourinho’s former side on Tuesday night.
Chelsea’s Instagram page uploaded the above snap and wrote: “Chelsea legends and ambassadors Paulo Ferreira and Carlo Cudicini are with the team in Porto for tonight’s game! #CFC #ChampionsLeague #Chelsea”
The Blues were 4-0 winners in their opening group-stage game against Maccabi Tel-Aviv.