Top 11 Best Tackles

10. RICARDO CARVALHO on Andy Johnson, 2008

Into the more traditional tackles now, and we go back to April 2008. Avram Grant is in charge of Chelsea following the controversial departure of Jose Mourinho in November, and the Israeli is coming under pressure as Chelsea falter in the title race.

The Monday just gone had seen the Blues draw at home to Wigan, and many onlookers didn’t see a tough trip to Everton as the cure.

But a strong performance, led defensively by Ricardo Carvalho and epitomised by his challenge on a rampaging Andy Johnson – who had comfortably outpaced John Terry – saw Grant and Chelsea leave with a 1-0 win and three precious points.

Nice work, Percy.

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