2009–10 Chelsea F.C. season

Chelsea
2009–10 season
Chairman United States Bruce Buck
Manager Italy Carlo Ancelotti
Premier League 1st
FA Cup Winners
Carling Cup Fifth round
Community Shield Winners
UEFA Champions League First knockout round
Top goalscorer League:
Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba (29)
All:
Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba (37)
Highest home attendance 41,836 (vs. Manchester United, 8 November 2009)
Lowest home attendance 37,781 (vs. Queens Park Rangers, 23 September 2009)

The 2009–10 season was Chelsea Football Club's 95th competitive season, 18th consecutive season in the Premier League, 104th year in existence as a football club and the first season coached by Carlo Ancelotti. Despite disappointment in the Champions League, the club had the most successful season in its history, winning the Premier League after a four year absence and retaining the FA Cup for the first time, therefore becoming the seventh English club to complete the "Double".

Contents

Season summary

Chelsea completed the Double for the first time in their history.

2009 Community Shield Winners

Key dates

  • 01.06.09: Carlo Ancelotti is appointed as the new Chelsea manager following the departure of temporary first team coach Guus Hiddink, with his tenure set to commence on 1 July.
  • 02.07.09: Goalkeeper Ross Turnbull signs a four-year deal on a free transfer from Middlesbrough, along with news that Henrique Hilário has renewed his contract for two more years.
  • 03.07.09: Chelsea finalize a four-year deal for striker Daniel Sturridge after his contract with Manchester City expires.
  • 07.07.09: Winger Yuri Zhirkov signs for Chelsea from CSKA Moscow on a four-year deal for a reported £18 million.
  • 27.07.09: Chelsea wins the inaugural World Football Challenge tournament, beating Internazionale, Milan, and América.
  • 28.07.09: Former Chelsea chairman Brian Mears passes away at the age of 78.
  • 04.08.09: Striker Franco Di Santo joins Blackburn Rovers on loan until 1 January.
  • 06.08.09: Winger Scott Sinclair joins Wigan Athletic on a season-long loan deal.
  • 09.08.09: With their first penalty shootout win in over a decade, Chelsea secure the 2009 Community Shield following a 2–2 draw against Manchester United in normal time. After United's Nani opens the scoring, goals by Ricardo Carvalho and Frank Lampard look to win the game for Chelsea until an injury-time equalizer by Wayne Rooney forces the game to penalties. Chelsea win the shootout 4–1.
  • 13.08.09: Michael Mancienne signs a new four-year deal, keeping him at Chelsea until 2013, then signs on loan with Wolves until the end of the season.
  • 15.08.09: Chelsea's Premier League campaign kicks off with a difficult 2–1 home victory over a defensively resolute Hull City side. After ex-Reading player Stephen Hunt scores against the run of play, a Didier Drogba free-kick makes things even. Although Chelsea dominate the second half of the game, Hull's tenacity and a lack of quality finishing make it look like the game will end a damaging draw for Chelsea, until Drogba's chipped cross in stoppage time loops over the head of Hull keeper Boaz Myhill and serendipitously falls into the corner of the net.
  • 18.08.09: Chelsea sign young Serbian central midfielder Nemanja Matić from MFK Košice for a fee of £1.5 million.
  • 27.08.09: Chelsea are grouped with FC Porto, Atlético Madrid and APOEL Nicosia in the UEFA Champions' League group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. During the ceremony, John Terry is awarded the UEFA Club Defender of the Year award.
  • 29.08.09: Chelsea claim first place in the Premier League for the first time this season with a 3–0 home win over Burnley. In a game characterised by Chelsea's dominance, after Nicolas Anelka breaks the deadlock from close range before half-time, a quick-fire double at the start of the second half via a Michael Ballack header and an Ashley Cole volley secures a comfortable victory. During the match, Chelsea are paired with fellow Londoners Queens Park Rangers in the Carling Cup third round draw.
  • 03.09.09: For inducing reserve player Gaël Kakuta into breaching his contract with his previous club Lens, FIFA ban Chelsea from signing any new players nationally or internationally until January 2011, and demand the club to pay Lens £113,500 training compensation. Kakuta is fined £680,000 and banned from playing officially for four months.[1]
  • 15.09.09: After a hard fought 2–1 win away against Stoke City in the Premier League, a lone Nicolas Anelka goal kicks off Chelsea's Champions League campaign with a tight 1–0 win in Group D over Porto. With mainstays Didier Drogba and José Bosingwa suspended for their protests in last year's semi-final, along with the difficulty caused by constant rainfall on the pitch, the Chelsea performance is unusually sloppy, but a solid performance by goalkeeper Petr Čech guides the team to victory. Atlético Madrid draw 0–0 at home with APOEL, leaving Chelsea two points clear at the top of the group after one game played.
  • 20.09.09: With a 3–0 win at home against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur with goals from Ashley Cole, Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba, Chelsea set a new club record of 11 consecutive Premier League victories, surpassing the record of ten games set during the 2005–06 season.
  • 23.09.09: Chelsea kick off their Carling Cup challenge with a low-key 1–0 home victory over Queens Park Rangers in the third round. Salomon Kalou notches the only goal, set up by Joe Cole in his first game since January. Yuri Zhirkov, Sam Hutchinson and Fabio Borini all make their first starts for the club.
  • 26.09.09: Although Didier Drogba scores his 100th Chelsea goal against Wigan Athletic to briefly equalise, Chelsea look strangely uninspired in a 1–3 loss at the DW Stadium, having gone down to ten men after Petr Čech's sending off six minutes after half time following a penalty-worthy challenge on Hugo Rodallega. Chelsea relinquish their Premier League lead to Manchester United, falling into second place on goals scored.
  • 04.10.09: In their first "Big Four" clash of the season, Chelsea edge a typically tight game at Stamford Bridge with a 2–0 Premier League victory over title rivals Liverpool. Didier Drogba sets up both Chelsea goals from wide positions, first from the left for Nicolas Anelka, and then from the right for Florent Malouda to seal the win in stoppage time. Henrique Hilário proves a solid deputy for the suspended Petr Čech, as the goalkeeper produces excellent saves from Albert Riera and Steven Gerrard to keep the clean sheet, assisted by a horrendous miss from Yossi Benayoun towards the end of the game. Manchester United's fortuitous 2–2 draw with Sunderland at Old Trafford the day before means Chelsea return to the top of the league.
  • 17.10.09: Chelsea are beaten by Aston Villa 2–1 away at Villa Park. Following Didier Drogba's early strike, James Collins and Richard Dunne score the goals which inflict Chelsea's second successive away defeat under Carlo Ancelotti.
  • 24.10.09: Chelsea thrash Blackburn Rovers 5–0 at Stamford Bridge in their most emphatic Premier League victory so far this season, only a few days after humbling Atletico Madrid in the Champions League by one goal less. Joe Cole enjoys a sparkling performance at the top of the midfield diamond in his first league start since January, with a Gaël Givet own goal opening the scoring. A thirty yard Michael Essien drive sandwiches two goals by Frank Lampard, and Didier Drogba completes the rout with a simple header from a corner. The next day, Liverpool break their four game losing streak with a 2–0 victory over Manchester United at Anfield. After losing their lead again the previous week, this result leaves Chelsea two points clear.
  • 4.11.09: Chelsea qualify for the Champions League knockout round after sharing the points in a 2–2 draw with Atlético Madrid at the Vicente Calderón Stadium that burst into life into the last ten minutes. After Sergio Agüero volleyed home midway through the second half, a quickfire double in the last ten minutes by the in-form Didier Drogba gives Chelsea a perhaps undeserved 2–1 lead, canceled out by a Sergio Agüero free-kick.
  • 8.11.09: Chelsea beat Manchester United 1–0 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League in a typically tight contest, decided by John Terry's header from an inswinging Frank Lampard free-kick after Darren Fletcher was controversially judged to have bundled over Ashley Cole on the left-hand side. Despite arguably controlling the game with their 4–3–3 formation, a late rally by United could not salvage them a point against a resolute Chelsea defence. Chelsea increase their lead at the top of the league by five points while Arsenal leapfrog United into second place with a game in hand.
  • 22.11.09: Despite having key players like Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack and Didier Drogba missing through injury, Chelsea romp to a comfortable 4–0 victory at home to Wolves in the Premier League with goals from Florent Malouda, Joe Cole and two from a rampant Michael Essien. While Nemanja Matić makes his Chelsea debut from the bench, Gaël Kakuta also makes a flair-filled first appearance for the club.
  • 29.11.09: Chelsea continue their 100% record in "Big Four" matches this season with an emphatic 3–0 away win against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League. Two goals from Didier Drogba and an own goal from Thomas Vermaelen secure the victory, agreed by many to be the pinnacle of Chelsea's season thus far.
  • 16.12.09: Chelsea end their run of four straight games without a win in all competitions, which began with their penalty shootout elimination by Blackburn away in the Carling Cup fifth round, with a closely fought 2–1 victory over Portsmouth, led by former Chelsea manager Avram Grant, at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. After Nicolas Anelka scores from close-range in the first half, Portsmouth equalize early in the second when a Jamie O'Hara free kick ricochets off two players in the Chelsea wall, falling to Frédéric Piquionne who slots home. This typifies Chelsea's recent problem of conceding from set-pieces. The game is won ten minutes from time when Frank Lampard converts the penalty kick conceded when Marc Wilson takes out Branislav Ivanović in the Portsmouth area.
  • 04.01.10: Having ended December with two away draws against West Ham United and Birmingham and a tense 2–1 home victory against Fulham in the west London derby, Chelsea begin the New Year in style with a 5–0 home demolition of Watford in the FA Cup third round, despite losing their African players to the African Cup of Nations. While Daniel Sturridge scores his first two goals for the club, Chelsea also score via a Florent Malouda deflection, a John Eustace own goal and a trademark Frank Lampard piledriver.
  • 28.01.10: Chelsea end January on a high after winning all five matches in the month, demolishing Sunderland 7–2 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. Following that, they continue to score with a 3–0 win at home over Birmingham before a laboured 2–1 win away at Burnley, with John Terry scoring a late header to win the game amidst his affair scandal. They also progress in the FA Cup thanks to a 2–0 win away at Preston North End.
  • 02.02.10: Despite an excellent January, February does not start well with Chelsea succumbing to a 1–1 draw at Hull City. Didier Drogba equalises for Chelsea late in the first-half with a free-kick after Hull's Steven Mouyokolo gave the home side the lead with a header from a corner. Chelsea go two points clear of Manchester United but missed a chance to go four points clear after failing to win their game in hand.
  • 04.02.10: FIFA's suspended transfer ban on Chelsea regarding the Gaël Kakuta tapping-up case is lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, along with all other sanctions.[2]
  • 27.02.10: Chelsea lose at home for the first time in the Premier League under Carlo Ancelotti as Manchester City win 4–2. The game is given extra spice as it is the first time that John Terry and Wayne Bridge have come together following allegations of Terry's affair with Bridge's girlfriend Vanessa Perroncel, which leads to him rejecting Terry's outstretched hand in the pre-match handshake. Frank Lampard opens and closes the scoring, but braces from Carlos Tevez and Craig Bellamy in between are enough to secure a Manchester City victory.
  • 16.03.10: Chelsea are eliminated from the Champions League before the semi-finals for the first time in four years as a 3–1 aggregate loss to Internazionale in the first knockout round sees them crash out of the tournament. A 2–1 defeat at the San Siro on 24.02.10 is compounded by a 1–0 loss at home in the second leg, with Samuel Eto'o scoring the only goal. The match marks Mourinho's first return to Stamford Bridge as an opposition manager since his departure from Chelsea in September 2007.
  • 21.03.10: Chelsea complete a disappointing week with a draw to Blackburn at Ewood Park in the Premier League. After Didier Drogba opens the scoring early on, the game looks to yield a comfortable victory for Chelsea, but a game-ending injury to Branislav Ivanovic proves costly as El Hadji Diouf equalises with twenty minutes to play, beating substitute right back Paulo Ferreira to a header at the far post. The result sees them slip to third place, four points behind Manchester United with a game in hand.
  • 27.03.10: After bouncing straight back with a 5–0 victory against Portsmouth at Fratton Park in midweek, Chelsea complete their recovery from the previous week by recording their biggest win of the season with a 7–1 thrashing of Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. In a game that sees John Terry captain the side for a record 325th time, Frank Lampard scores four times for the second time in his Chelsea career, moving him into third place in the list of Chelsea's all-time highest scorers with 151 goals, above both Peter Osgood and Roy Bentley. Florent Malouda also nets a brace and Salomon Kalou scores his first Premier League goal of the season.
  • 03.04.10: Chelsea gain a crucial victory in the Premier League title race by defeating top-of-the-table Manchester United 2–1 at Old Trafford, returning to first place by two points with five games to play. The victory ensures that Chelsea maintain their 100% record in "Big Four" matches this season. After Joe Cole caps off a comfortable Chelsea first half with a clever near-post back-heel from Florent Malouda's cross to open the scoring, United begin to gain a foothold in the game in the second half. Didier Drogba comes off the bench to score the winning goal late on from an offside position, but Federico Macheda's disputedly handball goal for United minutes later sets up a nervy finish. In a game marked by a poor performance by referee Mike Dean, ignoring plausible penalty shouts by both sides, Chelsea hold on for three emphatic points.
  • 10.04.10: Chelsea defeat Aston Villa at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final to book a place in their third FA Cup Final in four years. After referee Howard Webb turns down a strong penalty appeal from Gabriel Agbonlahor in the first half following a trip from John Obi Mikel, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda and Frank Lampard score in the second half to secure a 3–0 victory.
  • 17.04.10: A 2–1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur sees Chelsea's lead in the Premiership cut to one point with Manchester United securing a late winner against Manchester City. Despite losing, Chelsea become the first English team to qualify for the 2010-11 UEFA Champions League.
  • 24.04.10: Chelsea defeat Stoke City 7–0 at Stamford Bridge to record their biggest home win of the season thus far. Salomon Kalou scores his first hat-trick in English football, and a brace from Frank Lampard, coupled with goals from Florent Malouda and Daniel Sturridge, ensure the Blues cruise comfortable.
  • 02.05.10: Chelsea defeat Liverpool 2–0 at Anfield in the penultimate week of the season. Didier Drogba opens the scoring following a sloppy backpass from Steven Gerrard in the first half, and Frank Lampard doubles the lead after the interval. The win ensures that Chelsea end their season with a 100% record against "Big Four" opponents, and means that victory over Wigan on the final day of the season will guarantee Premier League success.
  • 06.05.10: Chelsea FC's Player of the Year Award goes to Didier Drogba, who claims the gong for the first time in his Chelsea career. Florent Malouda picks up the Samsung Players' Player Award, while the Young Player of the Year is awarded to the entire Chelsea U18 team after their triumph in the FA Cup Youth Final. Ashley Cole's goal against Sunderland earns him the Goal of the Season Award.
  • 09.05.10: Chelsea trounce Wigan 8–0 in their final game of the season, setting a new club record for their biggest ever League win in the process as well as breaking numerous scoring records. They end the league campaign having scored 103 goals, the most in the club's history, the first Premier League side to score 100 goals in a season and the first team since Tottenham Hotspur in 1961 to score 100 goals in the top flight. They also become the first team in English football history to score seven goals or more in a game on four occasions in a league season. They also finish with an English record goal difference of +71, beating Liverpool's +69 set in 1979. Didier Drogba's second half hat-trick ensures he finishes the season with the Premier League Golden Boot, having scored 29 goals, three more than the 26 scored by second-placed Wayne Rooney. Nicolas Anelka bags a brace while Frank Lampard, Salomon Kalou and Ashley Cole grab the other goals. Most significantly, the win means that Chelsea finish the season as Premier League champions with a total of 86 points, one point more than Manchester United, who finish runners-up.
  • 15.05.10: In their final game of the season, Chelsea face relegated Portsmouth in an entertaining 2010 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Despite their stark difference in position in the end-of-season table and extended Chelsea pressure, with Chelsea hitting the woodwork five times in the first half, the two sides go in level at half-time. Soon after Portsmouth's Kevin-Prince Boateng's penalty is saved by Petr Čech early in the second half, Chelsea finally make their pressure count when Didier Drogba fires in a 59th minute free-kick, his 37th goal of the season. Although Frank Lampard uncharacteristically squanders a penalty of his own late on, Chelsea remain superior, the game eventually ending 1–0. Chelsea consequently end their season as only the seventh club to complete the Double, making it the most successful season in Chelsea history.


Team kit

The team kits for the 2009–10 season are produced by Adidas and the shirt sponsor is Samsung. The home kit was revealed at Chelsea's website on 1 May. The kit was first worn against Blackburn Rovers in the second to last Premier League game of the 2008–09 season. The away kit which was revealed at Chelsea's website on 25 June uses a tonal hoop design in dark navy and new navy with neon yellow highlights. The third kit is white with horizontal grey pin stripes and dark blue, almost black accents. They also wore the third kit with dark navy shorts. A new goalkeeper kit was brought in which was navy blue with fluro green accents. The fluro orange from the previous season stays on as the away goalkeeper shirt for this season. Chelsea will wear their 2010–11 home kit in the FA Cup final.

Home
Away
Third
Goalkeeper home
Goalkeeper away

Squad

First team squad

As of 1 January 2010.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech
2 Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović
3 England DF Ashley Cole
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
8 England MF Frank Lampard (vice-captain)
10 England MF Joe Cole (2nd vice-captain)
11 Côte d'Ivoire FW Didier Drogba
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel
13 Germany MF Michael Ballack
15 France MF Florent Malouda
17 Portugal DF José Bosingwa
18 Russia MF Yuri Zhirkov
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira
20 Portugal MF Deco
No. Position Player
21 Côte d'Ivoire FW Salomon Kalou
22 England GK Ross Turnbull
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge
24 Serbia MF Nemanja Matić
26 England DF John Terry (captain)
33 Brazil DF Alex
35 Brazil DF Juliano Belletti
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
41 England DF Sam Hutchinson
43 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma
44 France FW Gaël Kakuta
45 Italy FW Fabio Borini
46 Italy MF Jacopo Sala
50 Czech Republic GK Jan Šebek

Reserve squad[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Wales GK Rhys Taylor
Germany GK Niclas Heimann
England DF Nana Ofori-Twumasi
England DF Carl Magnay
Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma
England DF Ben Gordon
England DF Ryan Bertrand (on loan at Reading)
Netherlands DF Patrick van Aanholt
England MF Jack Cork (on loan at Burnley)
No. Position Player
England MF Liam Bridcutt
Republic of Ireland MF Conor Clifford
England MF Jacob Mellis
England MF Michael Woods
Italy MF Jacopo Sala
England MF Danny Philliskirk
France FW Gaël Kakuta
Slovakia FW Miroslav Stoch (on loan at Twente)
Italy FW Fabio Borini

Youth squad[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Republic of Kosovo GK Aldi Haxhia
England GK Sam Walker
Czech Republic GK Jan Šebek
Sri Lanka DF Nikki Ahamed
England DF Tom Hayden
England DF Daniel Mills Pappoe
England DF Aziz Deen-Conteh
England DF George Saville
England DF Nathaniel Chalobah
England DF Ben Sampayo
England DF Kenny Strickland
England DF Billy-Joe King
Portugal MF Aliu Djaló
No. Position Player
England MF Billy Clifford
England MF James Ashton
Turkey MF Gökhan Töre
Republic of Ireland MF Anton Rodgers
England MF Billy Knott
England MF Josh McEachran
Italy MF Jacopo Sala
England MF Jordan Tabor
Austria FW Philipp Prosenik
Slovakia FW Milan Lalkovič
Sweden FW Marko Mitrović
Kenya FW Bobby Devyne
England FW Adam Phillip

UEFA Champions League squad[5]

As of 14 September 2009.

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech
2 Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović
3 England DF Ashley Cole
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho
8 England MF Frank Lampard (vice-captain)
10 England MF Joe Cole (2nd vice-captain)
11 Côte d'Ivoire FW Didier Drogba
12 Nigeria MF Mikel John Obi
13 Germany MF Michael Ballack
15 France MF Florent Malouda
17 Portugal DF José Bosingwa
18 Russia MF Yuri Zhirkov
20 Portugal MF Deco
No. Position Player
21 Côte d'Ivoire FW Salomon Kalou
22 England GK Ross Turnbull
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge
26 England DF John Terry (captain)
33 Brazil DF Alex
35 Brazil DF Juliano Belletti
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário
41 England DF Sam Hutchinson
43 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma (from List B)
44 France FW Gaël Kakuta (from List B)
45 Italy FW Fabio Borini (from List B)
47 Sri Lanka DF Nikki Ahamed (from List B)
48 England MF Danny Philliskirk (from List B)

Transfers

In

Summer

Num Pos Player From Fee Date
22 GK England Ross Turnbull Middlesbrough Free 02009-07-022 July 2009[6]
23 FW England Daniel Sturridge Manchester City £3.5–6.5M[7] 02009-07-033 July 2009[8]
18 MF Russia Yuri Zhirkov CSKA Moscow £18M 02009-07-077 July 2009[9]
24 MF Serbia Nemanja Matić MFK Košice £1.5M 02009-08-1818 August 2009[10]

Winter

No transfers were completed in the winter transfer window.

Out

Summer

Num Pos Player To Fee Date
FW Israel Ben Sahar Espanyol £850,000 02009-06-2222 June 2009[11]
27 MF Brazil Mineiro Schalke 04 Released 02009-06-3030 June 2009
MF England Jimmy Smith Leyton Orient Free 02009-07-099 July 2009[12]
FW England Frank Nouble West Ham United Free 02009-07-2222 July 2009[13]
FW Denmark Morten Nielsen AZ Mutual agreement 02009-07-2323 July 2009[14]
MF Spain Sergio Tejera Mallorca Free 02009-07-2424 July 2009[15]
14 FW Peru Claudio Pizarro Werder Bremen Undisclosed 02009-08-1818 August 2009[16]
7 FW Ukraine Andriy Shevchenko Dynamo Kyiv Free 02009-08-2828 August 2009[17]
DF England Shaun Cummings Reading Undisclosed 02009-09-022 September 2009[18]
MF England Lee Sawyer Barnet Contract terminated 02009-11-1212 November 2009[19]

Winter

Num Pos Player To Fee Date
MF England Tom Taiwo Carlisle Undisclosed 6 January 2010[20]

Loaned out

Num Pos Player To Start End
4 DF Serbia Slobodan Rajković Twente 02009-07-011 July 2009 02010-07-011 July 2010[21]
MF England Tom Taiwo Carlisle United 02009-07-099 July 2009 02010-01-011 January 2010[22]
MF England Lee Sawyer Southend United 02009-07-2424 July 2009 02009-10-2727 October 2009[23][24]
43 MF Slovakia Miroslav Stoch Twente 02009-07-1515 July 2009 02010-07-011 July 2010[25]
DF England Ryan Bertrand Reading 02009-07-1717 July 2009 02010-07-011 July 2010[26]
9 FW Argentina Franco Di Santo Blackburn Rovers 02009-08-044 August 2009 02010-01-011 January 2010[27]
16 FW England Scott Sinclair Wigan Athletic 02009-08-066 August 2009 02010-07-011 July 2010[28]
DF Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt Coventry City 02009-08-077 August 2009 02010-01-011 January 2010[29]
42 DF England Michael Mancienne Wolverhampton Wanderers 02009-08-1313 August 2009 02010-07-011 July 2010[30]
MF England Liam Bridcutt Stockport County 02009-08-1414 August 2009 02010-01-011 January 2010[31]
MF England Jacob Mellis Southampton 02009-08-1414 August 2009 02010-07-011 July 2010[32]
DF England Shaun Cummings West Bromwich Albion 02009-08-1717 August 2009 02009-09-022 September 2009[18][33]
DF England Jack Cork Coventry City 02009-08-2121 August 2009 02010-01-011 January 2010[34]
30 GK Wales Rhys Taylor Queens Park Rangers 02009-11-2020 November 2009 02010-01-044 January 2010[35]
52 DF Netherlands Patrick van Aanholt Newcastle United 02010-01-2929 January 2010 02010-02-2828 February 2010[36]
MF England Jack Cork Burnley 02010-02-011 February 2010 02010-05-3131 May 2010[37]
DF England Ben Gordon Tranmere Rovers 02010-03-2525 March 2010 02010-04-2525 April 2010[38]

Overall

This section displays the club's financial expenditure's in the transfer market. Because all transfer fees are not disclosed to the public, the numbers displayed in this section are only based on figures released by media outlets.

Spending

Summer: decrease £23 million

Winter: steady £0

Total: decrease £23 million

Income

Summer: increase £0.85 million

Winter: steady £0

Total: increase £0.85 million

Expenditure

Summer: decrease £22.15 million

Winter: steady £0

Total: decrease £22.15 million

Statistics

Appearances and goals

Last updated on 15 May.
No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Czech Republic GK Petr Čech 42 0 34+0 0 6+0 0 2+0 0 0+0 0
2 Serbia DF Branislav Ivanović 39 1 25+2 1 6+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 0
3 England DF Ashley Cole 34 4 25+2 4 4+0 0 2+0 0 0+1 0
5 Ghana MF Michael Essien 21 4 13+1 3 5+1 1 0+0 0 0+1 0
6 Portugal DF Ricardo Carvalho 28 0 22+0 0 5+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
7 Ukraine FW Andriy Shevchenko* 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
8 England MF Frank Lampard 50 26 36+0 22 6+1 1 6+0 3 0+1 0
10 England MF Joe Cole 39 2 13+12 2 3+3 0 3+2 0 3+0 0
11 Côte d'Ivoire FW Didier Drogba 43 37 31+1 29 5+0 3 4+0 3 0+2 2
12 Nigeria MF John Obi Mikel 34 0 21+4 0 4+0 0 3+0 0 2+0 0
13 Germany MF Michael Ballack 44 5 26+6 4 5+1 0 3+1 1 2+0 0
15 France MF Florent Malouda 50 15 26+7 12 7+1 0 4+2 2 3+0 1
17 Portugal DF José Bosingwa 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
18 Russia MF Yuri Zhirkov 27 0 10+7 0 3+1 0 4+0 0 2+0 0
19 Portugal DF Paulo Ferreira 19 1 11+2 0 0+0 0 3+0 0 3+0 1
20 Portugal MF Deco 28 3 14+5 2 2+2 0 3+0 0 2+0 1
21 Côte d'Ivoire FW Salomon Kalou 35 12 11+11 5 5+1 3 2+2 1 3+0 3
22 England GK Ross Turnbull 5 -2 2+0 0 2+0 -2 0+0 0 0+1 0
23 England FW Daniel Sturridge 20 5 2+11 1 0+2 0 3+1 4 1+0 0
24 Serbia MF Nemanja Matić 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
26 England DF John Terry 51 3 37+0 2 8+0 0 5+0 1 0+1 0
33 Brazil DF Alex 25 1 14+2 1 2+0 0 6+0 0 1+0 0
35 Brazil DF Juliano Belletti 22 0 4+7 0 4+1 0 2+1 0 3+0 0
39 France FW Nicolas Anelka 43 15 31+1 11 6+1 3 3+1 1 0+0 0
40 Portugal GK Henrique Hilário 11 -5 2+1 -2 0+1 0 4+0 0 3+0 -3
41 England DF Sam Hutchinson 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
43 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
44 France FW Gaël Kakuta 4 0 0+1 0 1+0 0 0+1 0 0+1 0
45 Italy FW Fabio Borini 8 0 0+4 0 0+1 0 0+2 0 1+0 0
52 Netherlands DF Patrick van Aanholt 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Note's:

  • * = Player is no longer with the club but still made an appearance during the season.

Top scorers

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Last updated on 15 May
Position Nation Number Name Premier League Champions League League Cup FA Cup Community Shield Total
1 Côte d'Ivoire 11 Didier Drogba 29 3 2 3 0 37
2 England 8 Frank Lampard 22 1 0 3 1 27
3 France 15 Florent Malouda 12 0 1 2 0 15
= France 39 Nicolas Anelka 11 3 0 1 0 15
5 Côte d'Ivoire 21 Salomon Kalou 5 3 3 1 0 12
6 Germany 13 Michael Ballack 4 0 0 1 0 5
= England 23 Daniel Sturridge 1 0 0 4 0 5
8 England 3 Ashley Cole 4 0 0 0 0 4
= Ghana 5 Michael Essien 3 1 0 0 0 4
10 Portugal 20 Deco 2 0 1 0 0 3
= England 26 John Terry 2 0 0 1 0 3
12 England 10 Joe Cole 2 0 0 0 0 2
13 Serbia 2 Branislav Ivanović 1 0 0 0 0 1
= Portugal 6 Ricardo Carvalho 0 0 0 0 1 1
= Portugal 19 Paulo Ferreira 0 0 1 0 0 1
= Brazil 33 Alex 1 0 0 0 0 1
/ / / Own Goals 4 1 0 1 0 6
TOTALS 103 12 8 17 2 142

Disciplinary record

Includes all competitive matches. Players with 1 card or more included only.

Last updated on 9 May
Position Nation Number Name Premier League Champions League League Cup FA Cup Total (FA Total)
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
GK Czech Republic 1 Petr Čech 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (0) 1 (1)
DF Serbia 2 Branislav Ivanović 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 (6) 0
DF England 3 Ashley Cole 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 (4) 0
MF Ghana 5 Michael Essien 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 0
DF Portugal 6 Ricardo Carvalho 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 (5) 0
MF England 10 Joe Cole 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 (2) 0
FW Côte d'Ivoire 11 Didier Drogba 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 (6) 1 (0)
MF Nigeria 12 John Obi Mikel 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 (4) 0
MF Germany 13 Michael Ballack 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 (3) 1 (1)
MF France 15 Florent Malouda 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 (4) 1 (1)
MF Russia 18 Yuri Zhirkov 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 (4) 0
DF Portugal 19 Paulo Ferreira 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 (2) 0
MF Portugal 20 Deco 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 (5) 0
FW Côte d'Ivoire 21 Salomon Kalou 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 (2) 0
MF Serbia 24 Nemanja Matić 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 (1) 0
DF England 26 John Terry 7 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 11 (9) 1 (1)
DF Brazil 33 Alex 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 (3) 0
DF Brazil 35 Juliano Belletti 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 (2) 1 (1)
DF Netherlands 43 Jeffrey Bruma 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 (1) 0
TOTALS 55 5 14 1 1 0 9 0 79 (65) 6 (5)

Overall

Games played 55 (38 Premier League, 8 UEFA Champions League, 3 Football League Cup, 6 FA Cup)
Games won 39 (27 Premier League, 4 UEFA Champions League, 2 Football League Cup, 6 FA Cup)
Games drawn 7 (5 Premier League, 2 UEFA Champions League)
Games lost 9 (6 Premier League, 2 UEFA Champions League, 1 Football League Cup)
Goals scored 142
Goals conceded 44
Goal difference +98
Clean sheets 29
Yellow cards 80
Red cards 6
Worst discipline England John Terry (11 Booked, 1 Red card)
Best result(s) 8–0 (H) v Wigan Athletic – Premier League – 9 May 2010
Worst result(s) 2–4 (H) v Manchester City – Premier League – 27 February 2010
3–1 (A) v Wigan AthleticPremier League – 23 September 2009
Most appearances John Terry with 50 appearances
Top scorer Côte d'Ivoire Didier Drogba (37 goals)
Points 124/165 (75.15%)

Last updated: 15 May
Source: Chelsea FC

Club

Coaching staff

Position Staff
Manager Italy Carlo Ancelotti
Assistant Manager (Technical) England Ray Wilkins
Assistant Manager (Scientific) Italy Bruno Demichelis
Assistant Manager England Paul Clement
Goalkeeping Coach France Christophe Lollichon
First Team Fitness Coach England Glen Driscoll
Head Scout Nigeria Michael Emenalo
Match Observer Scout England Mick McGiven
Club Doctor England Dr. Bryan English
Reserve Team Manager England Steve Holland
Youth Team Manager England Dermot Drummy
Academy Manager England Neil Bath

Last updated: 3 August 2009
Source: Chelsea FC

Other information

Owner/Chairman Russia Roman Abramovich
Chairman United States Bruce Buck
Chief Executive England Ron Gourlay
Sporting Director and Director of Youth Development Denmark Frank Arnesen
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stamford Bridge (stadium) (42,055 / 103x67 metres)

Last updated: 23 May 2010
Source: Chelsea FC

Competitions

Overall

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
FA Community Shield Winner 9 Aug 2009
Premier League Winner 15 Aug 2009 9 May 2010
UEFA Champions League Group stage Round of 16 15 Sept 2009 16 March 2010
Football League Cup 3rd round Fifth Round 23 Sept 2009 2 Dec 2009
FA Cup 3rd round Winner 3 Jan 2010 15 May 2010

Last updated: 15 May
Source: Competitions

Pre-season

18 July 2009
20:00 BST
Seattle Sounders FC United States 0 – 2 England Chelsea Qwest Field, Seattle
Attendance: 65,289
Referee: United States Alex Prus
(Report) Sturridge Goal 12'
Lampard Goal 35' Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1'

World Football Challenge

Team Pld W WPk LPk L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 3 3 0 0 0 6 1 +5 15
Mexico América 3 1 1 0 1 3 4 −1 8
Italy Internazionale 3 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 7
Italy Milan 3 0 0 0 3 2 6 −4 2
22 July 2009
04:00 BST
Chelsea England 2 – 0 Italy Internazionale Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Attendance: 81,224
Referee: United States Ricardo Salazar
Drogba Goal 11'
Lampard Goal 50' (pen.)
Ivanović Booked in the 59th minute 59'
(Report) Burdisso Booked in the 49th minute 49'

25 July 2009
01:00 BST
Milan Italy 1 – 2 England Chelsea M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
Attendance: 71,203
Referee: United States Mark Geiger
Flamini Booked in the 34th minute 34'
Seedorf Goal 37'
Oddo Booked in the 75th minute 75'
(Report) Drogba Goal 6'
Ivanović Booked in the 56th minute 56'
Zhirkov Goal 68'

27 July 2009
01:00 BST
Chelsea England 2 – 0 Mexico América Cowboys Stadium, Arlington
Attendance: 57,229
Referee: United States Paul Ward
Hutchinson Booked in the 49th minute 49'
Di Santo Goal 76'
Malouda Goal 78'
(Report) Rojas Booked in the 17th minute 17'

Return to England

1 August 2009
15:00 BST
Reading 2 – 2 Chelsea Madejski Stadium, Reading
Attendance: 18,781
Referee: Peter Walton
Kébé Goal 38'
Davies Goal 45'
(Report) Kalou Goal 88'
Pearce Goal 90+1' (o.g.)

FA Community Shield

9 August 2009
15:00 BST
Chelsea 2 – 2 Manchester United Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,896
Referee: Chris Foy
Ivanović Booked in the 13th minute 13'
Carvalho Goal 52'
Lampard Goal 71'
(Report) Berbatov Booked in the 4th minute 4'
Nani Goal 10'
Evra Booked in the 80th minute 80'
Owen Booked in the 86th minute 86'
Rooney Goal 90+2'
  Penalties  
Lampard Scored
Ballack Scored
Drogba Scored
Kalou Scored
4 – 1 Missed (saved) Giggs
Scored Carrick
Missed (saved) Evra

Premier League

Chelsea's eighteenth consecutive season in the Premier League began on 15 August 2009 and ended on 9 May 2010. Chelsea won their fourth league title on 86 points, one point ahead of Manchester United.

Classification

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 27 5 6 103 32 +71 86 Group stage
2 Manchester United 38 27 4 7 86 28 +58 85
3 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 83 41 +42 75
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 21 7 10 67 41 +26 70 Play-off round
5 Manchester City 38 18 13 7 73 45 +28 67 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
6 Aston Villa 38 17 13 8 52 39 +13 64
7 Liverpool 38 18 9 11 61 35 +26 63 2010–11 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
8 Everton 38 16 13 9 60 49 +11 61

Updated to games played on 15 May
Source: Barclays Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
More about European qualification:
a. The sixth-placed team will qualify for the UEFA Europa League if the FA Cup winners or the League Cup winners finish fifth or higher;
b. The seventh-placed team will qualify for the UEFA Europa League if the FA Cup winners and the League Cup winners finish sixth or higher;
c. A further place in the UEFA Europa League is available via the Fair Play initiative. If the Premier League has one of the three highest Fair Play rankings in Europe, and an average Fair Play score of eight or greater, then the highest ranked team in the Premier League Fair Play standings not already qualified for Europe will automatically qualify for the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying Round.[39]
For further information on European qualification see Premier League – Competition.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results summary

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 27 5 6 103 32 +71 86 17 1 1 68 14 +54 10 4 5 35 18 +17

Last updated: 9 May
Source: Barclays Premier League

Results by round

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground H A A H A H A H A H A H H A A H H A A H H H A A H A A H H A A H A H A H A H
Result W W W W W W L W L W W W W W L D W D D W W W W D W L W L W D W W W W L W W W
Position 6 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Last updated: 9 May.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches

15 August 2009
12:45 BST
Chelsea 2 – 1 Hull City Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,597
Referee: Alan Wiley
Drogba Goal 37'90+2' Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3' (Report) Hunt Goal 28'
Mendy Booked in the 45+2th minute 45+2'
Barmby Booked in the 70th minute 70'

18 August 2009
19:45 BST
Sunderland 1 – 3 Chelsea Stadium of Light, Sunderland
Attendance: 41,179
Referee: Steve Bennett
Bent Goal 18'
Richardson Booked in the 29th minute 29'
Cana Booked in the 68th minute 68'
(Report) Ballack Goal 52'
Ivanović Booked in the 54th minute 54'
Lampard Goal 61' (pen.)
Deco Goal 70'
Drogba Booked in the 76th minute 76'

23 August 2009
16:00 BST
Fulham 0 – 2 Chelsea Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 25,404
Referee: Andre Marriner
(Report) Drogba Goal 39'
Anelka Goal 76'

29 August 2009
12:45 BST
Chelsea 3 – 0 Burnley Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,906
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Anelka Goal 45+2'
Ballack Goal 47'
A. Cole Goal 52'
(Report) Mears Booked in the 49th minute 49'

12 September 2009
15:00 BST
Stoke City 1 – 2 Chelsea Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent
Attendance: 27,440
Referee: Mike Dean
Shawcross Booked in the 18th minute 18'
A. D. Faye Goal 32'
Delap Booked in the 59th minute 59'
Wilkinson Booked in the 77th minute 77'
(Report) Kalou Booked in the 16th minute 16'
Drogba Goal 45+2'
Terry Booked in the 45+4th minute 45+4'
A. Cole Booked in the 52nd minute 52'
Malouda Goal 90+4'

20 September 2009
16:00 BST
Chelsea 3 – 0 Tottenham Hotspur Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,623
Referee: Howard Webb
A. Cole Goal 32'
Ballack Goal 58'
Drogba Goal 63'
(Report) Bassong Booked in the 66th minute 66'
Jenas Booked in the 90+4th minute 90+4'

25 September 2009
15:00 BST
Wigan Athletic 3 – 1 Chelsea DW Stadium, Wigan
Attendance: 18,542
Referee: Phil Dowd
Bramble Goal 16'
Thomas Booked in the 27th minute 27'
Rodallega Goal 53' (pen.)
Scharner Goal 90+1'
(Report) Drogba Goal 47'
Čech Red card 51'
Carvalho Booked in the 70th minute 70'
Essien Booked in the 86th minute 86'

4 October 2009
16:00 BST
Chelsea 2 – 0 Liverpool Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,732
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Essien Booked in the 44th minute 44'
Anelka Goal 60'
Malouda Goal 90+1'
(Report) Gerrard Booked in the 77th minute 77'

17 October 2009
12:45 BST
Aston Villa 2 – 1 Chelsea Villa Park, Birmingham
Attendance: 39,047
Referee: Steve Bennett
Dunne Goal 32'
Agbonlahor Booked in the 35th minute 35'
Collins Goal 52'
Milner Booked in the 90+3th minute 90+3'
(Report) Drogba Goal 15'
A. Cole Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1'

24 October 2009
17:30 BST
Chelsea 5 – 0 Blackburn Rovers Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,836
Referee: Alan Wiley
Givet Goal 20' (o.g.)
Lampard Goal 48'59' (pen.)
Essien Goal 52'
Drogba Goal 64'
(Report) Pedersen Booked in the 45th minute 45'

31 October 2009
15:00 GMT
Bolton Wanderers 0 – 4 Chelsea Reebok Stadium, Bolton
Attendance: 22,680
Referee: Peter Walton
Samuel Red card 45+1'
Robinson Booked in the 57th minute 57'
(Report) Lampard Goal 45+2' (pen.)
Deco Goal 61'
Ferreira Booked in the 80th minute 80'
Ivanović Goal 83'
Drogba Goal 90'

8 November 2009
16:00 GMT
Chelsea 1 – 0 Manchester United Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,836
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Ivanović Booked in the 58th minute 58'
Drogba Booked in the 74th minute 74'
Terry Goal 76'
Carvalho Booked in the 82nd minute 82'
(Report) Rooney Booked in the 77th minute 77'
Evans Booked in the 82nd minute 82'
Valencia Booked in the 89th minute 89'

21 November 2009
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 4 – 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,786
Referee: Lee Mason
Malouda Goal 5'
Essien Goal 12'22'
J. Cole Goal 56'
(Report) Craddock Booked in the 79th minute 79'
Keogh Booked in the 90th minute 90'

29 November 2009
16:00 GMT
Arsenal 0 – 3 Chelsea Emirates Stadium, London
Attendance: 60,067
Referee: Andre Marriner
Traoré Booked in the 25th minute 25'
Fàbregas Booked in the 90+5th minute 90+5'
(Report) Drogba Booked in the 37th minute 37' Goal 41'86'
Vermaelen Goal 45' (o.g.)
Mikel Booked in the 70th minute 70'

5 December 2009
18:30 GMT
Manchester City 2 – 1 Chelsea City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Attendance: 47,348
Referee: Howard Webb
Adebayor Goal 37'
Tévez Goal 56'
Barry Booked in the 63rd minute 63'
(Report) Adebayor Goal 8' (o.g.)
Terry Booked in the 45+1th minute 45+1'
Carvalho Booked in the 55th minute 55'
Belletti Booked in the 74th minute 74'
Ivanović Booked in the 79th minute 79'
A. Cole Booked in the 85th minute 85'
Deco Booked in the 86th minute 86'

12 December 2009
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 3 – 3 Everton Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,579
Referee: Phil Dowd
Drogba Goal 18'59'
Anelka Goal 23'
(Report) Čech Goal 12' (o.g.)
Heitinga Booked in the 37th minute 37'
Yakubu Goal 45+5'
Saha Goal 63'

16 December 2009
19:45 GMT
Chelsea 2 – 1 Portsmouth Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,137
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Anelka Goal 23'
Lampard Goal 79' (pen.)
(Report) Piquionne Goal 51'

20 December 2009
16:00 GMT
West Ham United 1 – 1 Chelsea Upton Park, London
Attendance: 33,388
Referee: Mike Dean
Franco Booked in the 33rd minute 33'
Diamanti Goal 45' (pen.)
Parker Booked in the 45+3th minute 45+3'
Upson Booked in the 59th minute 59'
(Report) Carvalho Booked in the 30th minute 30'
A. Cole Booked in the 44th minute 44'
Lampard Goal 61' (pen.)
Terry Booked in the 84th minute 84'

26 December 2009
12:45 GMT
Birmingham City 0 – 0 Chelsea St Andrews, Birmingham
Attendance: 28,958
Referee: Peter Walton
Bowyer Booked in the 71st minute 71' (Report) Malouda Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 61', 89'
Ivanović Booked in the 79th minute 79'

28 December 2009
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 2 – 1 Fulham Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,805
Referee: Andre Marriner
Drogba Goal 73' Booked in the 88th minute 88'
Smalling Goal 75' (o.g.)
(Report) Gera Goal 4'
Baird Booked in the 56th minute 56'

16 January 2010
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 7 – 2 Sunderland Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,776
Referee: Chris Foy
Anelka Goal 8'65'
Malouda Goal 17'
A. Cole Goal 22'
Lampard Goal 34'90'
Ballack Goal 52'
(Report) Zenden Goal 56'
Bardsley Booked in the 66th minute 66'
Bent Goal 90+2'

27 January 2010
19:45 GMT
Chelsea 3 – 0 Birmingham City Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,293
Referee: Steve Bennett
Malouda Goal 5'
Lampard Goal 32'90'
(Report)

30 January 2010
17:30 GMT
Burnley 1 – 2 Chelsea Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 21,131
Referee: Phil Dowd
Bikey Booked in the 39th minute 39'
Fletcher Goal 50'
(Report) Anelka Goal 27'
Terry Booked in the 33rd minute 33' Goal 82'

2 February 2010
19:45 GMT
Hull City 1 – 1 Chelsea KC Stadium, Hull
Attendance: 24,957
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Mouyokolo Goal 30'
McShane Booked in the 59th minute 59'
(Report) Ivanović Booked in the 29th minute 29'
Drogba Goal 42' Booked in the 89th minute 89'
Terry Booked in the 45th minute 45'

7 February 2010
16:00 GMT
Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenal Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,794
Referee: Mike Dean
Drogba Goal 8'23'
Zhirkov Booked in the 88th minute 88'
J. Cole Booked in the 88th minute 88'
(Report) Song Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
Fàbregas Booked in the 84th minute 84'

10 February 2010
20:00 GMT
Everton 2 – 1 Chelsea Goodison Park, Liverpool
Attendance: 36,411
Referee: Alan Wiley
Saha Goal 33'75'
Donovan Booked in the 64th minute 64'
(Report) Malouda Goal 17' Booked in the 90+5th minute 90+5'
Mikel Booked in the 62nd minute 62'

20 February 2010
15:00 GMT
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 – 2 Chelsea Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 28,978
Referee: Kevin Friend
(Report) Drogba Goal 40'67'
Ballack Booked in the 64th minute 64'

27 February 2010
12:45 GMT
Chelsea 2 – 4 Manchester City Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,814
Referee: Mike Dean
Lampard Goal 42'90+1' (pen.)
Terry Booked in the 49th minute 49'
Ivanović Booked in the 58th minute 58'
Ballack Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 68', 81'
Belletti Red card 75'
(Report) Tévez Goal 45+1'76' (pen.)
Zabaleta Booked in the 57th minute 57'
Bellamy Goal 51'87'

13 March 2010
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 4 – 1 West Ham United Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,755
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Alex Goal 16'
Drogba Goal 56'90'
Malouda Goal 77'
(Report) Parker Goal 30'
Mido Booked in the 49th minute 49'

21 March 2010
16:00 GMT
Blackburn Rovers 1 – 1 Chelsea Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 25,554
Referee: Steve Bennett
Diouf Goal 70' (Report) Drogba Goal 6'
Zhirkov Booked in the 45th minute 45'

24 March 2010
19:45 GMT
Portsmouth 0 – 5 Chelsea Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Attendance: 18,753
Referee: Lee Mason
O'Hara Booked in the 67th minute 67'
Hughes Booked in the 86th minute 86'
James Booked in the 90+6th minute 90+6'
(Report) Drogba Goal 32'77'
Malouda Booked in the 40th minute 40' Goal 50'60'
Mikel Booked in the 90th minute 90'
Lampard Goal 90+4'

27 March 2010
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 7 – 1 Aston Villa Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,825
Referee: Peter Walton
Lampard Goal 15'44' (pen.)62' (pen.)90+1'
Zhirkov Booked in the 31st minute 31'
Deco Booked in the 39th minute 39'
Ferreira Booked in the 48th minute 48'
Malouda Goal 57'67'
Kalou Goal 83'
(Report) Petrov Booked in the 28th minute 28'
Carew Goal 29'
Dunne Booked in the 62nd minute 62'

3 April 2010
12:45 BST
Manchester United 1 – 2 Chelsea Old Trafford, Manchester
Attendance: 75,217
Referee: Mike Dean
Scholes Booked in the 35th minute 35'
Neville Booked in the 44th minute 44'
Macheda Goal 81'
Fletcher Booked in the 85th minute 85'
(Report) J. Cole Goal 20'
Deco Booked in the 71st minute 71'
Drogba Goal 78'

13 April 2010
20:00 BST
Chelsea 1 – 0 Bolton Wanderers Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,539
Referee: Chris Foy
Anelka Goal 43'
Alex Booked in the 78th minute 78'
(Report) Steinsson Booked in the 24th minute 24'
Robinson Booked in the 77th minute 77'
Davies Booked in the 78th minute 78'
Elmander Booked in the 88th minute 88'

17 April 2010
17:30 BST
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 1 Chelsea White Hart Lane, London
Attendance: 35,814
Referee: Phil Dowd
Defoe Goal 15' (pen.)
Bale Goal 44'
Huddlestone Booked in the 54th minute 54'
Pavlyuchenko Booked in the 85th minute 85'
(Report) Alex Booked in the 17th minute 17'
Deco Booked in the 54th minute 54'
Terry Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 63', 66'
Zhirkov Booked in the 79th minute 79'
Lampard Goal 90+1'

25 April 2010
16:00 BST
Chelsea 7 – 0 Stoke City Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,013
Referee: Steve Bennett
Kalou Goal 24'31'69'
Lampard Goal 44' (pen.)81'
Sturridge Goal 87'
Malouda Goal 89'
(Report) Whelan Booked in the 59th minute 59'
Whitehead Booked in the 61st minute 61'
Huth Booked in the 76th minute 76'

2 May 2010
13:30 BST
Liverpool 0 – 2 Chelsea Anfield, Liverpool
Attendance: 44,375
Referee: Alan Wiley
Mascherano Booked in the 87th minute 87' (Report) Malouda Booked in the 26th minute 26'
Drogba Goal 33'
Ballack Booked in the 40th minute 40'
Lampard Goal 54'

9 May 2010
16:00 BST
Chelsea 8 – 0 Wigan Athletic Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,383
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Anelka Goal 6'56'
Lampard Goal 32' (pen.)
Kalou Goal 54' Booked in the 54th minute 54'
Drogba Goal 63'68' (pen.)80' Booked in the 74th minute 74'
A. Cole Goal 90'
(Report) Caldwell Red card 31'
Gohouri Booked in the 41st minute 41'
N'Zogbia Booked in the 49th minute 49'


UEFA Champions League

Group stage

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
England Chelsea 6 4 2 0 11 4 +7 14
Portugal Porto 6 4 0 2 8 3 +5 12
Spain Atlético Madrid 6 0 3 3 3 12 −9 3
Cyprus APOEL 6 0 3 3 4 7 −3 3
15 September 2009
19:45 BST
Chelsea England 1 – 0 Portugal Porto Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 39,851
Referee: Konrad Plautz Austria
Essien Booked in the 15th minute 15'
Malouda Booked in the 18th minute 18'
Anelka Goal 48'
(Report) Fernando Yellow cardRed card 78', 90'

30 September 2009
19:45 BST
APOEL Cyprus 0 – 1 England Chelsea GSP Stadium, Nicosia
Attendance: 21,657
Referee: Bertrand Layec France
(Report) Anelka Goal 18'
Kalou Booked in the 44th minute 44'
Ivanović Booked in the 79th minute 79'

21 October 2009
19:45 BST
Chelsea England 4 – 0 Spain Atlético Madrid Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 39,997
Referee: Florian Meyer Germany
Kalou Goal 41'52'
Lampard Goal 69'
Belletti Booked in the 86th minute 86'
Perea Goal 90' (o.g.)
(Report) García Booked in the 74th minute 74'
Domínguez Booked in the 90th minute 90'

3 November 2009
19:45 GMT
Atlético Madrid Spain 2 – 2 England Chelsea Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Björn Kuipers Netherlands
Reyes Booked in the 26th minute 26'
Assunção Booked in the 33rd minute 33'
Agüero Goal 66'90'
(Report) Essien Booked in the 17th minute 17'
Drogba Goal 82'88'
Terry Booked in the 87th minute 87'

25 November 2009
19:45 GMT
Porto Portugal 0 – 1 England Chelsea Estádio do Dragão, Porto
Attendance: 38,410
Referee: Jonas Eriksson Sweden
Fernando Booked in the 50th minute 50' (Report) Ballack Booked in the 57th minute 57'
Anelka Goal 68'

8 December 2009
19:45 GMT
Chelsea England 2 – 2 Cyprus APOEL Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,917
Referee: Matteo Trefoloni Italy
Zhirkov Booked in the 18th minute 18'
Essien Goal 19'
Drogba Goal 26'
(Report) Żewłakow Goal 6'
Poursaitidis Booked in the 85th minute 85'
Mirosavljević Goal 87'

First knockout round

First leg

24 February 2010
19:45 GMT
Internazionale Italy 2 – 1 England Chelsea San Siro, Milan
Attendance: 84,638
Referee: Spain Mejuto González
Milito Goal 3' Booked in the 22nd minute 22'
Motta Booked in the 10th minute 10'
Cambiasso Goal 55'
(Report) Kalou Booked in the 23rd minute 23' Goal 51'

Second leg

16 March 2010
19:45 GMT
Chelsea England 0 – 1
(1 – 3 agg.)
Italy Internazionale Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 38,107
Referee: Germany Wolfgang Stark
Malouda Booked in the 55th minute 55'
Drogba Booked in the 57th minute 57' Red card 87'
Alex Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
Terry Booked in the 89th minute 89'
(Report) Eto'o Booked in the 17th minute 17' Goal 79'
Motta Booked in the 48th minute 48'
Lúcio Booked in the 54th minute 54'
César Booked in the 82nd minute 82'

Carling Cup

Third round

23 September 2009
19:45 BST
Chelsea 1 – 0 Queens Park Rangers Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 37,781
Referee: Mike Jones
Kalou Goal 52' (Report)

Fourth round

28 October 2009
19:45 GMT
Chelsea 4 – 0 Bolton Wanderers Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,538
Referee: Andre Marriner
Kalou Goal 15'
Malouda Goal 26'
Deco Goal 67'
Drogba Goal 89'
(Report)

Fifth round

2 December 2009
20:00 GMT
Blackburn Rovers 3 – 3 (a.e.t.) Chelsea Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 18,136
Referee: Alan Wiley
Kalinić Goal 9'
Grella Booked in the 62nd minute 62'
Emerton Goal 64'
McCarthy Goal 93' (pen.)
(Report) Bruma Booked in the 46th minute 46'
Drogba Goal 48'
Kalou Goal 52'
Ferreira Goal 120+2'
  Penalties  
McCarthy Scored
Emerton Scored
Grella Scored
Kalinić Missed (Saved)
Hoilett Scored
4 – 3 Missed (Missed) Ballack
Scored Drogba
Scored Malouda
Scored Zhirkov
Missed (Saved) Kakuta

FA Cup

Third round

3 January 2010
15:00 GMT
Chelsea 5 – 0 Watford Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,912
Referee: Kevin Friend
Sturridge Goal 5'68'
Eustace Goal 15' (o.g.)
Malouda Goal 22'
Belletti Booked in the 41st minute 41'
J. Cole Booked in the 43rd minute 43'
Lampard Goal 64'
Matić Booked in the 83rd minute 83'
(Report) Lansbury Booked in the 41st minute 41'
Eustace Booked in the 81st minute 81'
Cleverley Booked in the 86th minute 86'

Fourth round

23 January 2010
12:45 GMT
Preston North End 0 – 2 Chelsea Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 23,119
Referee: Mike Dean
Hart Booked in the 24th minute 24' (Report) Anelka Goal 37'
Sturridge Goal 47'

Fifth round

13 February 2010
12:00 GMT
Chelsea 4 – 1 Cardiff City Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 40,827
Referee: Andre Marriner
Drogba Goal 2'
Alex Booked in the 10th minute 10'
Ballack Goal 51'
Carvalho Booked in the 61st minute 61'
Sturridge Goal 69'
Kalou Goal 86'
(Report) Chopra Booked in the 20th minute 20' Goal 34'
Gerrard Booked in the 67th minute 67'

Quarter-finals

7 March 2010
16:00 GMT
Chelsea 2 – 0 Stoke City Stamford Bridge, London
Attendance: 41,322
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Lampard Goal 35'
Terry Goal 67' Booked in the 86th minute 86'
(Report)

Semi-finals

10 April 2010
15:00 BST
Aston Villa 0 – 3 Chelsea Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 85,472
Referee: Howard Webb
(Report) Deco Booked in the 52nd minute 52'
Drogba Goal 68'
Terry Booked in the 75th minute 75'
Mikel Booked in the 84th minute 84'
Malouda Goal 89'
Lampard Goal 90+5'

Final

15 May 2010
15:00 BST
Chelsea 1 – 0 Portsmouth Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 88,335
Referee: Chris Foy
Drogba Goal 59' (Report) Boateng Booked in the 36th minute 36'
Rocha Booked in the 90+1th minute 90+1'

Honours

Team

Domestic

Premier League

  • Winners

FA Cup

  • Winners

FA Community Shield

  • Winners

Pre-season

World Football Challenge

  • Winners

Individuals

Name Number Country Award
Petr Čech 1 Czech Republic Czech Republic 2009 Czech Footballer of the Year,[40] 2009–10 Barclays Golden Glove
Branislav Ivanović 2 Serbia Serbia PFA Team of the Year (2010)
Ashley Cole 3 England England Goal of the Season (2009–10) v Sunderland (Premier League) 16 January 2010
Frank Lampard 8 England England 2010 Football Writers' Association Tribute Award
Didier Drogba 11 Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast 2009 BBC African Footballer of the Year, 2009 African Footballer of the Year, PFA Team of the Year (2010), Chelsea Player of the Year (2009–10), 2010 Barclays Golden Boot Winner
Florent Malouda 15 France France Player of the Month (March 2010), Samsung Players' Player of the Year (2009–10)
John Terry 26 England England UEFA European Club Defender of the Year (2009), FIFPro World XI (2008–09)
Carlo Ancelotti Italy Italy Manager of the Month (November 2009)

See also

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