2003–04 Chelsea F.C. season

The 2003–04 season was Chelsea F.C.'s, 12th consecutive season in the Premier League and 98th year as a club. Manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked on 31 May 2004 and was replaced by José Mourinho. In July 2003, long-time chairman Ken Bates sold the club to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

Chelsea
2003–04 season
OwnerRoman Abramovich
ChairmanKen Bates
(until March 2004)
Bruce Buck
ManagerClaudio Ranieri
FA Premier League2nd
FA CupFifth round
League CupQuarter-finals
UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (13)
All: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (18)

Chelsea finished second to the unbeaten Arsenal in the Premier League. In the Champions League Chelsea reached the semi-finals against AS Monaco, but failed to reach the final, losing 5–3 on aggregate to the French side. They also exited the FA Cup in the fifth round to Arsenal and the Carling Cup in the quarter-finals to Aston Villa.

Team kitEdit

The team kit was produced by Umbro. The shirt sponsor was Emirates Airline; the kit bore the "Fly Emirates" logo. Chelsea's home kit was all blue with a white collar. Their new away kit was all white with black and blue stripes down the center. Last season's away kit (all black with blue accents) was retained as the club's third kit.

First team squadEdit

Squad at end of season

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
2 DF   ENG Glen Johnson
3 DF   NGA Celestine Babayaro
4 DF   FRA Claude Makélélé[1]
6 DF   FRA Marcel Desailly
7 FW   ROU Adrian Mutu
8 MF   ENG Frank Lampard
9 FW   NED Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
10 MF   ENG Joe Cole
11 MF   IRL Damien Duff
12 MF   CRO Mario Stanić
13 DF   FRA William Gallas
14 MF   CMR Geremi
15 DF   NED Mario Melchiot
17 MF   FRA Emmanuel Petit
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF   ENG Wayne Bridge
19 MF   ENG Scott Parker
20 MF   ARG Juan Sebastián Verón
21 FW   ARG Hernán Crespo
22 FW   ISL Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 GK   ITA Carlo Cudicini
26 DF   ENG John Terry
27 MF   CYP Alexis Nicolas
28 MF   POR Filipe Oliveira
29 DF   GER Robert Huth
30 MF   DEN Jesper Grønkjær
31 GK   ITA Marco Ambrosio
32 FW   FIN Mikael Forssell[2]
34 GK   SCO Neil Sullivan

Reserve squadEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
33 DF   ENG Joel Kitamirike
35 GK   AUT Jürgen Macho
36 MF   ENG Joe Keenan
37 FW   GER Sebastian Kneißl
38 DF   ITA Valerio Di Cesare
39 FW   ENG Carlton Cole
40 GK   ENG Lenny Pidgeley
41 MF   ENG Craig Rocastle
42 DF   ENG Ben Hudell
43 MF   ENG Danny Jeffreys
44 MF   POR Filipe Morais
45 MF   ENG Billy Sentance
No. Pos. Nation Player
47 DF   ENG Sam Tillen
48 DF   SCO Steven Watt
49 DF   ENG Danny Woodards
50 GK   BEL Yves Ma-Kalambay[3]
DF   ENG Ed Brand
DF   ENG Adrian Pettigrew
DF   ENG Dean Smith
DF   NED Winston Bogarde
DF   BRA Gustavo Lazzaretti
MF   ENG Danny Hollands[4]
MF   NED Mbark Boussoufa

TransfersEdit

InEdit

# Pos Player From Fee Date
N/A GK   Jürgen Macho   Sunderland Free[5] 1 July 2003
31 GK   Marco Ambrosio   Chievo Verona Free 1 July 2003
2 DF   Glen Johnson   West Ham United £6,000,000[6] 15 July 2003
14 MF   Geremi   Real Madrid £7,000,000[7] 16 July 2003
18 DF   Wayne Bridge   Southampton £7,000,000[8] 21 July 2003
11 MF   Damien Duff   Blackburn Rovers £17,000,000[9] 21 July 2003
10 MF   Joe Cole   West Ham United £6,600,000[10] 6 August 2003
20 MF   Juan Sebastián Verón   Manchester United £15,000,000[11] 6 August 2003
7 FW   Adrian Mutu   Parma £15,800,000[12] 12 August 2003
5 MF   Alexey Smertin   Bordeaux £3,450,000[13] 25 August 2003
21 FW   Hernán Crespo   Inter Milan £16,800,000[14] 26 August 2003
34 GK   Neil Sullivan   Tottenham Hotspur £500,000[15] 29 August 2003
4 MF   Claude Makélélé   Real Madrid £16,000,000[16] 31 August 2003
19 MF   Scott Parker   Charlton Athletic £10,000,000[17] 30 January 2004

OutEdit

# Pos Player To Fee Date
18 DF   Albert Ferrer Unattached Released 3 June 2003
25 FW   Gianfranco Zola   Cagliari Free[18] 2 July 2003
20 MF   Jody Morris   Leeds United Free[19] 18 July 2003
14 DF   Graeme Le Saux   Southampton £500,000[8] 21 July 2003
1 GK   Ed de Goey   Stoke City Undisclosed[20] 1 August 2003

Overall transfer activityEdit

CompetitionsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 38 26 12 0 73 26 +47 90 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Chelsea 38 24 7 7 67 30 +37 79
3 Manchester United 38 23 6 9 64 35 +29 75 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round[a]
4 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 55 37 +18 60
5 Newcastle United 38 13 17 8 52 40 +12 56 Qualification for the UEFA Cup first round
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since Manchester United qualified for the Champions League, their place in the UEFA Cup as 2003–04 FA Cup winners went to First Division club Millwall, who were the FA Cup runners-up.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 24 7 7 67 30  +37 79 12 4 3 34 13  +21 12 3 4 33 17  +16

Last updated: 10 November 2014.
Source: ESPN

MatchesEdit

17 August 2003 1Liverpool1–2ChelseaLiverpool
16:05 BST (UTC+01) Owen   79' (pen.) Report Verón   25'
Hasselbaink   87'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 44,082
Referee: Steve Bennett
23 August 2003 2Chelsea2–1Leicester CityLondon
15:00 BST (UTC+01) Nalis   2' (o.g.)
Mutu   45'
Geremi   67'
Report Scowcroft   40'
Rogers   84'
Scimeca   88'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,073
Referee: Rob Styles
30 August 2003 3Chelsea2–2Blackburn RoversLondon
15:00 BST (UTC+01) Mutu   45'
Hasselbaink   63' (pen.)
Report Cole   1'58' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,066
Referee: Mike Dean
13 September 2003 4Chelsea4–2Tottenham HotspurLondon
15:00 BST (UTC+01) Lampard   34'
Mutu   37'75'
Hasselbaink   90'
Report Kanouté   25'87' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,165
Referee: Graham Poll
20 September 2003 5Wolverhampton Wanderers0–5ChelseaWolverhampton
12:30 BST (UTC+01) Report Lampard   17'
Hasselbaink   36'
Duff   52'
Crespo   67'90'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 29,208
Referee: Matt Messias
27 September 2003 6Chelsea1–0Aston VillaLondon
15:00 BST (UTC+01) Hasselbaink   43' Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,182
Referee: Jeff Winter
5 October 2003 7Middlesbrough1–2ChelseaMiddlesbrough
14:00 BST (UTC+01) Németh   46' Report Guðjohnsen   17'
Crespo   88'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 29,170
Referee: Mark Halsey
14 October 2003 8Birmingham City0–0ChelseaBirmingham
19:45 BST (UTC+01) Report Stadium: St Andrew's
Attendance: 29,460
Referee: Neale Barry
18 October 2003 9Arsenal2–1ChelseaLondon
15:00 BST (UTC+01) Edu   4'
Henry   75'
Report Crespo   7' Stadium: Highbury
Attendance: 38,172
Referee: Paul Durkin
25 October 2003 10Chelsea1–0Manchester CityLondon
15:00 BST (UTC+01) Hasselbaink   34' Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,040
Referee: Phil Dowd
1 November 2003 11Everton0–1ChelseaLiverpool
Report Mutu   59' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 40,189
Referee: Jeff Winter
9 November 2003 12Chelsea5–0Newcastle UnitedLondon
Johnson   25'
Crespo   40'
Lampard   42' (pen.)
Duff   78'
Guðjohnsen   84'
Report O'Brien   Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,332
Referee: Paul Durkin
22 November 2003 13Southampton0–1ChelseaSouthampton
Report Melchiot   47' Stadium: St. Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 32,149
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
30 November 2003 14Chelsea1–0Manchester UnitedLondon
Lampard   30' (pen.) Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,932
Referee: Alan Wiley
6 December 2003 15Leeds United1–1ChelseaLeeds
Pennant   18' Report Duff   70' Stadium: Elland Road
Attendance: 36,305
Referee: Mike Dean
13 December 2003 16Chelsea1–2Bolton WanderersLondon
Crespo   22' Report N'Gotty   39'
Terry   90' (o.g.)
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,491
Referee: Matt Messias
20 December 2003 17Fulham0–1ChelseaLondon
20:00 Report Crespo   62' Stadium: Loftus Road
Attendance: 18,244
Referee: Alan Wiley
26 December 2003 18Charlton Athletic4–2ChelseaLondon
15:00 Hreidarsson   1'
Holland   35'
Johansson   48'
Euell   53'
Report Terry   10'
Guðjohnsen   76'
Stadium: The Valley
Attendance: 26,768
Referee: Graham Poll
28 December 2003 19Chelsea3–0PortsmouthLondon
Bridge   65'
Lampard   73'
Geremi   82'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,552
Referee: Graham Barber
7 January 2004 20Chelsea0–1LiverpoolLondon
Report Cheyrou   38'
Diouf  
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,420
Referee: Steve Dunn
11 January 2004 21Leicester City0–4ChelseaLeicester
Report Hasselbaink   12'44'
Mutu   85'
Babayaro   90'
Stadium: Walkers Stadium
Attendance: 31,547
Referee: Uriah Rennie
18 January 2004 22Chelsea0–0Birmingham CityLondon
16:05 GMT (UTC) Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,073
Referee: Jeff Winter
1 February 2004 23Blackburn Rovers2–3ChelseaBlackburn
Flitcroft   3'
Gallagher   87'
Report Lampard   25'35'
Johnson   88'
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 24,867
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
8 February 2004 24Chelsea1–0Charlton AthleticLondon
16:05 GMT Hasselbaink   28' (pen.) Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,255
Referee: Steve Bennett
11 February 2004 25Portsmouth0–2ChelseaPortsmouth
Report Parker   17'
Crespo   79'
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 20,140
Referee: Graham Poll
21 February 2004 26Chelsea1–2ArsenalLondon
12:30 GMT Guðjohnsen   1'   60' Report Vieira   15'
Edu   21'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,847
Referee: Mike Riley
28 February 2004 27Manchester City0–1ChelseaManchester
15:00 Report Guðjohnsen   82' Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 47,304
Referee: Rob Styles
13 March 2004 28Bolton Wanderers0–2ChelseaBolton
Report Terry   71'
Duff   74'
Stadium: Reebok Stadium
Referee: Graham Poll
20 March 2004 29Chelsea2–1FulhamLondon
Guðjohnsen   7'
Duff   30'
Report Pembridge   19' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,169
Referee: Neale Barry
27 March 2004 30Chelsea5–2Wolverhampton WanderersLondon
15:00 GMT Melchiot   4'
Lampard   70'
Hasselbaink   77'87'90'
Report Camara   23'
Craddock   57'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,215
Referee: Graham Barber
3 April 2004 31Tottenham Hotspur0–1ChelseaLondon
Report Hasselbaink   38' Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 36,101
Referee: Steve Bennett
10 April 2004 32Chelsea0–0MiddlesbroughLondon
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,873
Referee: Mark Halsey
12 April 2004 33Aston Villa3–2ChelseaBirmingham
Vassell   39' (pen.)
Hitzlsperger   49'
Hendrie   52'
Report Crespo   11'90' Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 41,112
Referee: Jeff Winter
17 April 2004 34Chelsea0–0EvertonLondon
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,169
Referee: Graham Poll
25 April 2004 35Newcastle United2–1ChelseaNewcastle upon Tyne
14:00 Ameobi   44'
Shearer   48'
Report Cole   5' Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 52,016
Referee: Rob Styles
1 May 2004 36Chelsea4–0SouthamptonLondon
Cranie   59' (o.g.)
Lampard   75'83'
Johnson   86'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,321
Referee: Paul Durkin
8 May 2004 37Manchester United1–1ChelseaManchester
van Nistelrooy   77' Report Grønkjær   19'
Huth  
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 67,609
Referee: Steve Bennett
15 May 2004 38Chelsea1–0Leeds UnitedLondon
Grønkjær   20' Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,276
Referee: Mike Dean

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Third qualifying roundEdit

13 August 2003 First legŽilina  0–2  ChelseaŽilina, Slovakia
20:15 Drahno   76' (o.g.) Report Guðjohnsen   42' Stadium: Štadión pod Dubňom
Attendance: 6,160
Referee: René Temmink (Netherlands)
26 August 2003 Second legChelsea  3–0
(5–0 agg.)
  ŽilinaLondon, England
19:45 Johnson   32'
Huth   67'
Hasselbaink   79'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 23,408
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Chelsea 6 4 1 1 9 3 +6 13 Advance to knockout stage
2   Sparta Prague 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
3   Beşiktaş 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Lazio 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5
16 September 2003 1Sparta Prague  0–1  ChelseaPrague, Czechoslovakia
20:45 Report Gallas   85' Stadium: AXA Arena
Attendance: 18,997
Referee: Helmut Fleischer (Germany)
1 October 2003 2Chelsea  0–2  BeşiktaşLondon, England
20:45 Report Yalçın   24'29' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 32,957
Referee: Lucilio Cardoso Cortez Batista (Portugal)
22 October 2003 3Chelsea  2–1  LazioLondon, England
20:45 Lampard   57'
Mutu   65'
Report Inzaghi   38' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,405
Referee: Terje Hauge (Norway)
4 November 2003 4Lazio  0–4  ChelseaRome, Italy
20:45 Report Crespo   15'
Guðjohnsen   70'
Duff   75'
Lampard   80'
Stadium: Stadio Olimpico
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Valentin Ivanov (Russia)
26 November 2003 5Chelsea  0–0  Sparta PragueLondon, England
20:45 Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,152
Referee: Claus Bo Larsen (Denmark)
9 December 2003 6Beşiktaş  0–2  ChelseaGelsenkirchen, Germany
20:45 Report Hasselbaink   77'
Bridge   85'
Stadium: Veltins-Arena
Attendance: 55,350
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit
25 February 2004 First legStuttgart  0–1  ChelseaStuttgart, Germany
20:45 Report Meira   12' (o.g.) Stadium: Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)
9 March 2004 Second legChelsea  0–0
(1–0 agg.)
  StuttgartLondon, England
20:45 Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,660
Referee: Kim Milton Nielsen (Denmark)
Quarter-finalsEdit
24 March 2004 First legChelsea  1–1  ArsenalLondon, England
20:45 Guðjohnsen   53' Report Pires   59' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,778
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González (Spain)
6 April 2004 Second legArsenal  1–2
(2–3 agg.)
  ChelseaLondon, England
20:45 Reyes   45+1' Report Lampard   51'
Bridge   87'
Stadium: Highbury
Attendance: 35,468
Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)
Semi-finalsEdit
20 April 2004 First legAS Monaco  3–1  ChelseaMonaco
20:45 Pršo   17'
Morientes   78'
Nonda   83'
Report Crespo   22' Stadium: Stade Louis II
Attendance: 15,500
Referee: Urs Meier (Switzerland)
5 May 2004 Second legChelsea  2–2
(3–5 agg.)
  AS MonacoLondon, England
20:45 Grønkjær   22'
Lampard   44'
Report Ibarra   45+2'
Morientes   60'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,132
Referee: Anders Frisk (Sweden)

FA CupEdit

3 January 2004 Third roundWatford2–2ChelseaWatford
12:30 Helguson   5'
Mahon   34'
Report Guðjohnsen   33' (pen.)
Lampard   41'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 21,121
Referee: Alan Wiley
14 January 2004 Third round
Replay
Chelsea4–0WatfordLondon
19:45 Mutu   7'76'
Hasselbaink   34'
Guðjohnsen   84'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,763
Referee: Alan Wiley
24 January 2004 Fourth roundScarborough0–1ChelseaScarborough
12:30 Report Terry   10' Stadium: McCain Stadium
Attendance: 5,379
Referee: Barry Knight
15 February 2004 Fifth roundArsenal2–1ChelseaLondon
12:30 Reyes   56'61' Report Mutu   40' Stadium: Highbury Stadium
Attendance: 38,136
Referee: Paul Durkin

League CupEdit

29 October 2003 Third roundChelsea4–2Notts CountyLondon
Hasselbaink   14'
Guðjohnsen   36'65' (pen.)
Cole   87'
Report Barras   27'
Stallard   85'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 35,997
Referee: Rob Styles
3 December 2003 Fourth roundReading0–1ChelseaReading
Report Hasselbaink   57' Stadium: Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 24,107
Referee: Steve Bennett
17 December 2003 Fifth roundAston Villa2–1ChelseaBirmingham
19:45 Ángel   16'
McCann   78'
Report Cole   69' Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 30,414
Referee: Neale Barry

StatisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2 DF   Glen Johnson 31 4 17+2 3 8+1 1 0 0 3 0
3 DF   Celestine Babayaro 14 1 5+1 1 3 0 2 0 3 0
4 MF   Claude Makélélé 46 0 26+4 0 11 0 3 0 1+1 0
6 DF   Marcel Desailly 25 0 15 0 7+1 0 1 0 1 0
7 FW   Adrian Mutu 36 10 21+4 6 6+1 1 3 3 0+1 0
8 MF   Frank Lampard 58 15 38 10 13+1 4 4 1 1+1 0
9 FW   Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink 44 18 22+8 13 4+4 2 3 1 3 2
10 MF   Joe Cole 50 3 18+17 1 3+6 0 2+1 0 2+1 2
11 MF   Damien Duff 37 6 17+6 5 7+4 1 0+1 0 2 0
12 MF   Mario Stanić 5 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+2 0
13 DF   William Gallas 45 1 23+6 0 11 1 4 0 1 0
14 MF   Geremi 39 1 19+6 1 7+3 0 1 0 3 0
15 DF   Mario Melchiot 33 2 20+3 2 4+1 0 3 0 2 0
17 MF   Emmanuel Petit 7 0 3+1 0 1+1 0 0+1 0 0 0
18 DF   Wayne Bridge 48 3 33 1 11+2 2 2 0 0 0
19 MF   Scott Parker 17 1 7+4 1 4+1 0 1 0 0 0
20 MF   Juan Sebastián Verón 14 1 5+2 1 5+1 0 0 0 1 0
21 FW   Hernán Crespo 31 12 13+6 10 7+3 2 0 0 1+1 0
22 FW   Eiður Guðjohnsen 41 13 17+9 6 8+2 3 2+2 2 1 2
23 GK   Carlo Cudicini 40 0 26 0 11 0 3 0 0 0
26 DF   John Terry 51 3 33 2 13 0 3 1 2 0
27 MF   Alexis Nicolas 3 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 MF   Filipe Oliveira 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
29 DF   Robert Huth 20 1 8+8 0 0+2 1 0+1 0 1 0
30 MF   Jesper Grønkjær 48 3 19+12 2 6+4 1 4 0 2+1 0
31 GK   Marco Ambrosio 13 0 8 0 3 0 1 0 1 0
32 FW   Mikael Forssell 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
34 GK   Neil Sullivan 8 0 4 0 0 0 1+1 0 2 0

Statistics taken from [1] and [2]. Squad details and shirt numbers from [3] and [4].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Makelele was born in Kinshasa, Zaire.
  2. ^ Forssell was born in Steinfurt, West Germany.
  3. ^ Ma-Kalambay was born in Brussels, Belgium, and has represented Belgium internationally at youth level, but also qualified to represent the DR Congo and made his full international debut for DR Congo in May 2010.
  4. ^ Hollands previously wore the #41 jersey, until it was given to Rocastle.
  5. ^ "Macho to join Chelsea". BBC Sport. 21 May 2003. Retrieved 21 May 2003.
  6. ^ "Johnson seals Chelsea move". BBC Sport. 15 July 2003. Archived from the original on 12 July 2003. Retrieved 15 July 2003.
  7. ^ "Geremi signs for Chelsea". BBC Sport. 16 July 2003. Retrieved 16 July 2003.
  8. ^ a b "Bridge signs for Chelsea". BBC Sport. 21 July 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2003.
  9. ^ "Duff completes Chelsea move". BBC Sport. 21 July 2003. Archived from the original on 22 July 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2003.
  10. ^ "Cole completes Chelsea move". BBC Sport. 6 August 2003. Retrieved 6 August 2003.
  11. ^ "Veron signs for Chelsea". BBC Sport. 7 August 2003. Retrieved 7 August 2003.
  12. ^ "Mutu completes Chelsea switch". BBC Sport. 12 August 2003. Retrieved 12 August 2003.
  13. ^ "Chelsea bag Smertin". BBC Sport. 25 August 2003. Archived from the original on 19 August 2003. Retrieved 25 August 2003.
  14. ^ "Chelsea sign Crespo". BBC Sport. 26 August 2003. Archived from the original on 4 September 2003. Retrieved 26 August 2003.
  15. ^ "Chelsea sign Sullivan". BBC Sport. 29 August 2003. Archived from the original on 29 August 2003. Retrieved 29 August 2003.
  16. ^ "Chelsea sign Makelele". BBC Sport. 1 September 2003. Archived from the original on 2 September 2003. Retrieved 1 September 2003.
  17. ^ "Parker joins Chelsea". BBC Sport. 30 January 2004. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  18. ^ "Zola quitting Chelsea". BBC News. 2 July 2003. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  19. ^ "Morris completes Leeds move". BBC News. 19 July 2003.
  20. ^ "Stoke sign De Goey". BBC Sport. 1 August 2003. Archived from the original on 3 August 2003. Retrieved 1 August 2003.

External linksEdit