Gianfranco Zola has picked his favourite ever Chelsea goal... and it's not the one you think

EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea legend reveals to The Independent his favourite

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Gianfranco Zola scored some special goals in a brilliant Chelsea career.

Spectacular free-kicks, amazing pieces of close control, long range efforts, lobs and, of course, that back-heel against Norwich City in the FA Cup.

There Italian maestro, now 48, has plenty to choose from in his seven-year, 300-game spell in Blue.

Most fans, Chelsea or not, would agree that the goal against the Canaries in 2002 is without equal.

In fact, Zola agreed that the back-heel is his most "spectacular" - but not his favourite.



"I think in terms of being spectacular then the one against Norwich in the cup, it stands out," Zola tells The Independent.

"But in terms of importance, emotional attachment, if I have to choose I'll choose the one against Stuttgart [1998 Cup Winners' Cup final].

"It's a game in which I wasn't supposed to play, plus a few years before I lost the final against Arsenal.

"The feelings in winning that game and scoring the winning goal were exceptional."

Barclays and their ambassador Gianfranco Zola are delighted to have given young Chelsea fan, and Spirit of the Game Hero Rachel Key, the opportunity to present the Barclays Premier League trophy to Chelsea this Sunday. To watch Rachel's story go to