2004–05 Chelsea F.C. season

The 2004–05 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 91st competitive season, 13th consecutive season in the Premier League and 99th year as a club. Managed by José Mourinho during his first season at the club, Chelsea won the Premier League title (their first league title in 50 years) and the League Cup.

Chelsea
2004–05 season
Champions 2004-5.jpg
(from left to right) Guðjohnsen, Lampard, and Terry celebrating the club's first Premier League title
OwnerRoman Abramovich
ChairmanBruce Buck
ManagerJosé Mourinho
StadiumStamford Bridge
Premier League1st
FA CupFifth round
League CupWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueSemi-finals
Top goalscorerLeague: Frank Lampard (13)
All: Frank Lampard (19)
Highest home attendance42,328 (vs. Newcastle United, 4 December 2004)
Lowest home attendance33,945 (vs. CSKA Moscow, 20 October 2004)

The season was historic for the vast number of records set during the season. The list of achievements include; most away wins in a season (15), most clean sheets kept in a season (25), fewest goals conceded away in a season (9), most wins in a season (29), fewest goals conceded in a season (15)

After missing out on the league title to the unbeaten Arsenal in the previous season, Chelsea continued spending large sums of money in order to build a squad capable of challenging for honours. They were in their second season under the ownership of Roman Abramovich, enabling them to sign five players for more than £10 million each, including Ivorian striker Didier Drogba from Marseille and defender Ricardo Carvalho from Mourinho's former club, Porto. Portuguese defender Paulo Ferreira also followed Mourinho to Chelsea from Porto.

In the Champions League, Chelsea aimed to improve upon their semi-final placing the previous year, but in the end only matched their achievement. They also exited the FA Cup in the fifth round to eventual semi-finalists Newcastle United.

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, all blue with a white collar, was retained from the previous season. Their new away kit was black with grey shorts and accents. Chelsea retained last season's away kit (all white with black and blue stripes down the center) as the third kit for this season.

ManagementEdit

Position Staff
Manager   José Mourinho
Assistant manager   Steve Clarke
First team coach   Baltemar Brito
Fitness coach   Rui Faria
Goalkeeping coach   Silvino Louro
Opposition scout   André Villas-Boas

Source: [1][2]

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
1 GK   CZE Petr Čech
2 DF   POR Paulo Ferreira
4 MF   FRA Claude Makélélé
5 MF   RUS Alexey Smertin
8 MF   ENG Frank Lampard
9 FW   SCG Mateja Kežman
10 MF   ENG Joe Cole
11 MF   IRL Damien Duff
12 DF   ENG Glen Johnson
13 DF   FRA William Gallas
14 MF   CMR Geremi
15 FW   CIV Didier Drogba
16 DF   POR Ricardo Carvalho
17 MF   ENG Scott Parker
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF   ENG Wayne Bridge
19 MF   NED Arjen Robben
22 FW   ISL Eiður Guðjohnsen
23 GK   ITA Carlo Cudicini
24 FW   FIN Mikael Forssell[1]
26 DF   ENG John Terry (captain)
27 MF   CZE Jiří Jarošík
29 DF   GER Robert Huth
30 MF   POR Tiago
31 MF   POR Filipe Oliveira
32 DF   SCO Steven Watt
33 MF   POR Nuno Morais
40 GK   ENG Lenny Pidgeley
42 MF   ENG Anthony Grant

Left club during seasonEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
3 DF   NGA Celestine Babayaro (to Newcastle United)
7 FW   ROU Adrian Mutu (released)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ENG Craig Rocastle (to Sheffield Wednesday)
MF   CYP Alexis Nicolas (to Brighton & Hove Albion)

Reserve squadEdit

The following players did not appear for the first-team this 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
41 GK   BEL Yves Ma-Kalambay[2]
43 MF   ENG Joe Tillen
DF   ENG Michael Mancienne
DF   ENG Adrian Pettigrew
DF   ENG Dean Smith
DF   ENG Sam Tillen
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   ENG Danny Woodards
MF   ENG Danny Hollands
MF   ENG James Simmonds[3]
MF   ENG Jimmy Smith
MF   GER Sebastian Kneißl

Under-18sEdit

The following players spent most of the season playing for the under-18s, but may have appeared for the reserve team.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ENG James Russell[4]
GK   GER Nick Hamann
DF   ENG Joe Anderson
DF   ENG Ed Brand
DF   ENG Shaun Cummings[5]
DF   ENG Ben Hudell
DF   ENG Sam Hutchinson
DF   ENG Harry Worley
MF   ENG Liam Bridcutt[6]
MF   ENG Jack Cork
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ENG James Younghusband[7]
MF   POR Filipe Morais
MF   RSA Dean Furman
MF   SOM Hamze Ismail
MF   WAL Andy King
MF   ENG Dean McDonald [8]
FW   ENG Jack Watkins
FW   ENG Phil Younghusband[9]
FW   ITA Michele Gallaccio
FW   ENG Eric Odihambo [10]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

# Pos Player From Fee Date
20 DF   Paulo Ferreira   Porto £13.2 million[11] 23 June 2004
1 GK   Petr Čech   Rennes £7.1 million[12] 1 July 2004
16 MF   Arjen Robben   PSV £12 million[13] 1 July 2004
9 FW   Mateja Kežman   PSV £5.3 million[14] 13 July 2004
15 FW   Didier Drogba   Marseille £24 million[15] 20 July 2004
30 MF   Tiago   Benfica £10 million[16] 21 July 2004
6 DF   Ricardo Carvalho   Porto £19.85 million[17] 28 July 2004
33 DF   Nuno Morais   Penafiel Undisclosed[18] 29 August 2004
27 MF   Jiří Jarošík   CSKA Moscow £3 million[19] 6 January 2005

OutEdit

# Pos Player To Fee Date
7 MF   Winston Bogarde Unattached Released 1 July 2004
20 MF   Juan Sebastián Verón   Internazionale Loan[20] 1 July 2004
6 DF   Marcel Desailly   Al-Gharafa Free[21] 6 July 2004
9 FW   Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink   Middlesbrough Free[22] 1 July 2004
32 FW   Mikael Forssell   Birmingham City Loan[23] 1 July 2004
15 DF   Mario Melchiot   Birmingham City Free[24] 9 July 2004
17 MF   Emmanuel Petit Unattached Released July 2004
12 MF   Mario Stanić N/A Retired[25] 9 July 2004
30 MF   Jesper Grønkjær   Birmingham City £2.2 million[26] 12 July 2004
39 FW   Carlton Cole   Aston Villa Loan[27] 14 July 2004
21 FW   Hernán Crespo   Milan Loan[28] July 2004
N/A MF   Boudewijn Zenden   Middlesbrough Free[29] July 2004
34 GK   Neil Sullivan   Leeds United Free[30] August 2004
31 GK   Marco Ambrosio   Grasshoppers Free[31] 11 August 2004

Overall transfer activityEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

A total of 20 teams competed in the Premier League in the 2004–05 season. Each team played 38 matches; two against every other team and one match at each club's stadium. Three points were awarded for each win, one point per draw, and none for defeats. At the end of the season the top two teams qualified for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League; teams in third and fourth needed to play a qualifier.[16]

The provisional fixture list was released on 24 June 2004, but was subject to change in the event of clashes with other competitions, international football, inclement weather, or matches being selected for television coverage.

August – OctoberEdit

Chelsea opened their Premier League campaign at home against a depleted Manchester United side on 15 August 2004. Eiður Guðjohnsen's 14th-minute goal was enough to separate the two sides, 1–0. The result was followed by another 1–0 win a weekend later, this time away at Birmingham City thanks to a strike by substitute Joe Cole. A few days later, Chelsea journeyed across London to Selhurst Park to face newly promoted Crystal Palace. A Didier Drogba debut goal for his new club (a header from a Celestine Babayaro cross) and a controlled, outside-the-box effort by Tiago were enough to ensure a 0–2 win and maintain Chelsea's 100 percent start. Chelsea concluded August with a 2–1 home win over Southampton. James Beattie gave the visitors a shock lead after 12 seconds (the fastest Premier League goal of the season and Chelsea's first conceded); Beattie subsequently scored an own goal at the other end following a Chelsea corner, and a Frank Lampard penalty four minutes short of half-time set Chelsea on their way to all three points, leaving them in second place (behind fellow 100 percenters Arsenal on goal difference).

Due to the international fixtures, Chelsea did not play again until 11 September, dropping their first points of the season in a 0–0 draw at Aston Villa, but both sides were not without their chances to break the deadlock, Drogba having a penalty claim turned down and being booked for diving in the process. A second successive 0–0 draw, at home to Tottenham Hotspur, meant they lost ground on defending champions and leaders Arsenal, falling two points behind. Chelsea later claimed their first win of the month courtesy of a free-kick routine finished by Drogba nine minutes from time away at Middlesbrough one week later to give them a vital 0–1 win. At the end of September 2004, Chelsea were still occupying second place, two points behind Arsenal.

Chelsea began October with yet another 1–0 win, this time against Liverpool, a Joe Cole flick from an inswinging Lampard free kick maintained their unbeaten league start. The run, however, ended after they suffered their first and only defeat of the season away at Manchester City, with Nicolas Anelka stroking home a penalty in the 11th minute that he won himself after being felled in the box by Paulo Ferreira. The result cast Chelsea further behind pace-setters Arsenal, the margin now at five points. Manager Jose Mourinho maintained his optimism regarding his side's performances despite the media bemoaning Chelsea's lack of goals and style of play, particularly in contrast to the verve of unbeaten league leaders Arsenal.

Nonetheless, Chelsea recorded one of their most emphatic victories of the season a week later, winning 4–0 at home against Blackburn Rovers, an Eiður Guðjohnsen hat-trick set them on their way to the win. The result was significant in that it closed the gap to two points, as Arsenal lost their unbeaten record in controversial fashion a day later at Old Trafford, losing 2–0 to Manchester United. Another irrefutable result, a 1–4 win away at West Bromwich Albion, pulled Chelsea level with Arsenal (but behind on goal difference) at the end of October, as the reigning champions were showing signs of faltering, narrowly earning a 2–2 draw that day.

November – DecemberEdit

A 1–0 home win against Everton at Stamford Bridge coupled with another draw for Arsenal allowed Chelsea to top the table for the first time in the season. A week later, they retained their two-point lead at the top thanks to a thumping 4-1 away triumph at Fulham. Despite a 2-2 home draw to Bolton, they maintained their table-topping lead after Arsenal could only manage a 1-1 draw themselves to West Brom at home on the same day; Chelsea rounded off November 2004 with a 4-0 thumping of Charlton Athletic at The Valley with Duff, Terry twice and Gudjohnsen all on the scoresheet to see Chelsea move 5 points clear at the top as Arsenal suffered their second defeat of the season at Liverpool the next day.

Chelsea began the new month as they ended the last, with a 4-0 victory, this time at home against Newcastle. In their next outing, they visited rivals Arsenal and despite going behind twice, equalised twice to earn a 2-2 draw at Highbury and preserve their lead at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea won the rest of their December fixtures without conceding: 4-0 vs Norwich, 1-0 vs Aston Villa, and 2-0 away to Portsmouth - to end 2004 sitting atop the Premier League, five points clear of champions Arsenal.

January - FebruaryEdit

2005 began with a trip to Anfield on New Year's Day, Joe Cole once again proved the difference between the two sides, finding the back of the net five minutes after coming on as a substitute to earn a now-routine 1-0 victory for the visitors. They went on to win all their remaining games in January to nil (2-0 vs Middlesbrough, 2-0 away at Tottenham Hotspur and 3-0 against Portsmouth), extending their commanding lead to 10 points, as rivals Arsenal continued to flounder.

As February dawned, Arsenal lost 4-2 against Manchester United at Highbury, the latter leapfrogging Wenger's Arsenal into second and prompting the Frenchman to rule his side (now 13 points behind leaders Chelsea) out of the title race with Manchester United showing signs of a mid-season surge; nevertheless, Chelsea continued their relentless form, earning a 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers on 2 February; in doing so, Petr Cech (who saved a penalty late on in the game to ensure Chelsea's victory) set a new record of minutes gone without conceding (781), breaking Peter Schmeichel's record of 695 with Manchester United. The eighth straight win saw the Blues move 11 points clear as their quest for a first Premier League title remained on track.

They later dropped their first points of 2005, a 0-0 stalemate at home to Manchester City, but soon returned to winning ways with a 1-0 away victory at Everton on 12 February, closing the month with a 9-point advantage over second-placed Manchester United.

March - AprilEdit

Chelsea conceded their first goal in 2005, during a 3-1 win at Norwich on 5 March, to end Petr Cech's Premier League record of minutes without conceding at 1,028 (later broken broken by Edwin van der Sar of Manchester United in 2009). The Blues went on to register a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion at home and completed March with a 4-1 victory against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge as they closed in on their first league title for 50 years.

The penultimate month of the season opened for Chelsea with a 3-1 away win over Southampton, a well-worked team goal finished off by Eidur Gudjohnsen rounding off the result with seven minutes to spare. A week later on 9 April, Dider Drogba rescued a point for the West Londoners after Walter Pandiani had given Birmingham City a shock lead with half an hour to go at Stamford Bridge; however, their form and results elsewhere conspired to leave Chelsea needing just six points from their last six fixtures of the campaign to be assured of their first-ever Premier League title.

On 20 April, Chelsea played out a goalless draw at home against nearest rivals Arsenal with both sides (particularly the hosts) missing a myriad of opportunities to break the deadlock. But the Blues swiftly rediscovered their touch at Stamford Bridge days later against neighbours Fulham, putting them to the sword with a 3-1 result, Frank Lampard scored the pick of the goals, a crisp low drive inside the area from Arjen Robben's cut-back on the left to restore Chelsea's lead after Collins John had equalised Joe Cole's earlier opener.

The result meant Chelsea could win the title provided closest challengers Arsenal (whose form has picked up considerably towards the season's end) dropped points against Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby at Highbury a couple of days later, but the Gunners picked up all three points in a 1-0 win.

Chelsea travelled to Bolton's Reebok Stadium on 30 April 2005 with the knowledge a win and all three points would crown them Champions of England for the first time in half a century, and despite a tense and goalless first-half, the second half saw Lampard win a battle against a defender for a high, bouncing ball just outside the penalty area before making space for a fierce right-foot drive to give Chelsea the lead after an hour gone; it was a lead Chelsea doubled as they countered from a Bolton corner fifteen minutes later, Lampard picking up Claude Makélélé's through ball and rounding goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen, slotting into an empty net for his second goal of the game to seal a conclusive 2-0 win and the league title for the Blues - Mourinho's first in English football - as the Blues sat top of the league with a now-unassailable 11-point lead after 35 games at the end of April 2005.

MayEdit

The final month of the season saw the new champions step on to the Stamford Bridge pitch against Charlton on 7 May, and were made to wait until just moments from time to record a 1-0 victory as Frank Lampard won a penalty in the closing stages, Makélélé (who had never scored previously for the club) was given the honours but scored on the rebound following the save of his initial effort by Charlton goalkeeper Dean Kiely. The game marked Chelsea's final home match of the season, therefore the trophy presentation and post-match celebrations were held afterwards in front of a capacity home crowd.

Three days later, Chelsea travelled to Old Trafford for the penultimate game of the season against third-placed Manchester United, receiving another pre-match guard of honour (customary for their remaining games since clinching the title against Bolton); and in spite of Ruud van Nistelrooy's opening goal, the Blues hit back, notching three times through Tiago, Gudjohnsen and Joe Cole late on to complete a Premier League double over United and claim a record 29th victory of the league season, moving onto 94 points.

Their final league game on 15 May 2005 ended in a 1-1 draw, away to Newcastle United in an inconsequential yet unusually ill-disciplined end-of-season fixture that saw eight yellow cards brandished; the club's top-scorer Frank Lampard scoring from the penalty spot to equalise an own goal by Geremi at the other end minutes earlier.

Chelsea completed their historic campaign with notably new Premier League records of 95 points (12 clear of second-placed Arsenal), 29 wins (14 of them at home - a record in itself), 1,025 consecutive minutes without conceding and just 15 goals conceded - suffering only one defeat all season.

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 29 8 1 72 15  +57 95 14 5 0 35 6  +29 15 3 1 37 9  +28

Results by roundEdit

Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAAHHAHHHAHAA
ResultWWWWDDWWLWWWWDWWDWWWWWWWWDWWWWWDDWWWWD
Position42222222222111111111111111111111111111
Points3691213141720202326293233363940434649525558616465687174778081828588919495
Source: Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

15 August 2004 1 Chelsea 1 – 0 Manchester United London, England
16:00 BST Guðjohnsen   14' Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,813
Referee: Graham Poll
21 August 2004 2 Birmingham City 0 – 1 Chelsea Birmingham, England
15:00 BST Report Cole   68' Stadium: St Andrew's
Attendance: 24,953
Referee: Barry Knight
24 August 2004 3 Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Chelsea London, England
19:45 BST Hudson   74' Report Drogba   27'
Tiago   78'
Babayaro   62'
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 24,953
Referee: Chris Foy
28 August 2004 4 Chelsea 2 – 1 Southampton London, England
15:00 BST Beattie   34' (o.g.)
Lampard   41' (pen.)
Report Beattie   1'
Delap   40'
Kevin Phillips   40'
Prutton   63'
Le Saux   81'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,864
Referee: Steve Bennett
11 September 2004 5 Aston Villa 0 – 0 Chelsea Birmingham, England
13:30 BST Report Stadium: Villa Park
Attendance: 36,691
Referee: Rob Styles
19 September 2004 6 Chelsea 0 – 0 Tottenham Hotspur London, England
16:00 BST Smertin   90' Report King   50'
Redknapp   73'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,246
Referee: Mike Riley
25 September 2004 7 Middlesbrough 0 – 1 Chelsea Middlesbrough, England
13:30 BST Report Drogba   81'
Smertin   61'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 32,341
Referee: Mark Halsey
3 October 2004 8 Chelsea 1 – 0 Liverpool London, England
16:00 BST Cole   64' Report Carragher   90+1' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,028
Referee: Phil Dowd
16 October 2004 9 Manchester City 1 – 0 Chelsea Manchester, England
17:15 BST Anelka   11' (pen.)
Mills   64'
Report Ferreira   11'
Lampard   54'
Stadium: City of Manchester Stadium
Attendance: 45,047
Referee: Howard Webb
23 October 2004 10 Chelsea 4 – 0 Blackburn Rovers London, England
15:00 BST Guðjohnsen   37'38'51' (pen.)
Duff   74'
Parker   41'
Report Flitcroft   19'
Neill   76'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,546
Referee: Graham Poll
30 October 2004 11 West Bromwich Albion 1 – 4 Chelsea West Bromwich, England
15:00 BST Gera   56'
Robinson   54'
Report Gallas   45'
Guðjohnsen   51'
Duff   59'
Lampard   81'
Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 27,399
Referee: Barry Knight
6 November 2004 12 Chelsea 1 – 0 Everton London, England
15:00 GMT Robben   72',   90+2' Report Kilbane   52'
Gravesen   80'
Bent   90+2'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,965
Referee: Mike Riley
13 November 2004 13 Fulham 1 – 4 Chelsea London, England
17:00 GMT Diop   57' Report Lampard   33',   45'
Robben   59'
Gallas   73'
Tiago   81'
Makélélé   23'
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 21,877
Referee: Uriah Rennie
20 November 2004 14 Chelsea 2 – 2 Bolton Wanderers London, England
15:00 GMT Duff   1'
Tiago   48'
Kežman   85'
Report Davies   52'
Jaidi   87'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,203
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
27 November 2004 15 Charlton Athletic 0 – 4 Chelsea London, England
15:00 GMT Report Duff   4'
Terry   47'50',   42'
Guðjohnsen   59'
Stadium: The Valley
Attendance: 26,355
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
4 December 2004 16 Chelsea 4 – 0 Newcastle United London, England
12:45 GMT Lampard   63'
Drogba   69'
Robben   87'
Kežman   90' (pen.)
Report Taylor   37'
Jenas   65'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,328
Referee: Rob Styles
12 December 2004 17 Arsenal 2 – 2 Chelsea London, England
16:05 GMT Henry   2'29'
Cole   79'
Report Terry   17'
Guðjohnsen   46'
Robben   30'
Drogba   67'
Lampard   72'
Stadium: Highbury
Attendance: 38,153
Referee: Graham Poll
18 December 2004 18 Chelsea 4 – 0 Norwich City London, England
15:00 GMT Duff   10'
Lampard   34'
Robben   44'
Drogba   83'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,071
Referee: Mike Dean
26 December 2004 19 Chelsea 1 – 0 Aston Villa London, England
13:00 GMT Duff   30'
Robben   45'
Tiago   69'
Terry   86'
Report Solano   59'
Ridgewell   60'
Mellberg   82'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,071
Referee: Mike Dean
28 December 2004 20 Portsmouth 0 – 2 Chelsea Portsmouth, England
15:00 GMT Kamara   32' Report Robben   79',   80'
Cole   90'
Ferreira   75'
Lampard   84'
Stadium: Fratton Park
Attendance: 20,210
Referee: Alan Wiley
1 January 2005 21 Liverpool 0 – 1 Chelsea Liverpool, England
12:45 GMT García   47'
Hamann   90'
Report Cole   80'
Lampard   21'
Johnson   84'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 43,886
Referee: Alan Wiley
4 January 2005 22 Chelsea 2 – 0 Middlesbrough London, England
19:45 GMT Drogba   15'17'
Cole   25'
Robben   32'
Report Parlour   82' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,982
Referee: Steve Bennett
15 January 2005 23 Tottenham Hotspur 0 – 2 Chelsea London, England
15:00 GMT Brown   86'
Yeates   90'
Report Lampard   39' (pen.)90'
Duff   35'
Johnson   42'
Terry   85'
Makélélé   86'
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 36,105
Referee: Graham Poll
22 January 2005 24 Chelsea 3 – 0 Portsmouth London, England
15:00 GMT Drogba   15'39'
Robben   21'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,267
Referee: Mike Riley
2 February 2005 25 Blackburn Rovers 0 – 1 Chelsea Blackburn, England
20:00 GMT Matteo   38'
Dickov   62'
Report Robben   5'
Terry   57'
Kežman   90+2'
Stadium: Ewood Park
Attendance: 23,414
Referee: Uriah Rennie
6 February 2005 26 Chelsea 0 – 0 Manchester City London, England
16:05 GMT Makélélé   41'
Guðjohnsen   64'
Report Bosvelt   71' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,093
Referee: Howard Webb
12 February 2005 27 Everton 0 – 1 Chelsea Liverpool, England
12:45 GMT Cahill   33'
Beattie   8'
Report Guðjohnsen   69'
Terry   80'
Jarošík   89'
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 40,270
Referee: Mike Riley
5 March 2005 28 Norwich City 1 – 3 Chelsea Norwich, England
17:15 GMT McKenzie   64'
Drury   19'
Report Cole   22'   19'
Kežman   71'
Carvalho   79'
Makélélé   58'
Stadium: Carrow Road
Attendance: 24,506
Referee: Mark Halsey
15 March 2005 29 Chelsea 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion London, England
19:45 GMT Drogba   26' Report Clement   16' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,713
Referee: Neale Barry
19 March 2005 30 Chelsea 4 – 1 Crystal Palace London, England
15:00 GMT Lampard   29'
Cole   54'
Kežman   78'90'
Terry   80'
Report Riihilahti   42' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,667
Referee: Phil Dowd
2 April 2005 31 Southampton 1 – 3 Chelsea Southampton, England
17:15 GMT Phillips   69' Report Lampard   22'
Guðjohnsen   39'83'
Kežman   62'
Tiago   89'
Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,949
Referee: Mark Halsey
9 April 2005 32 Chelsea 1 – 1 Birmingham City London, England
15:00 GMT Drogba   82'
Cole   65'
Tiago   66'
Report Pandiani   65'
Cunningham   21'
Nafti   50'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,031
Referee: Chris Foy
20 April 2005 33 Chelsea 0 – 0 Arsenal London, England
20:00 GMT Cole   52' Report Viera   74'
Pires   90+1'
Reyes   90+1'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,621
Referee: Steve Bennett
23 April 2005 34 Chelsea 3 – 1 Fulham London, England
12:45 GMT Cole   17'
Lampard   64'
Guðjohnsen   87'
Terry   54'
Report John   41',   53' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,081
Referee: Alan Wiley
30 April 2005 35 Bolton Wanderers 0 – 2 Chelsea Bolton, England
17:15 GMT Candela   51'
Diouf   58'
Jääskeläinen   60'
Nolan   89'
Report Lampard   60'76'
Makélélé   5'
Stadium: Reebok Stadium
Attendance: 27,653
Referee: Steve Dunn
7 May 2005 36 Chelsea 1 – 0 Charlton Athletic London, England
17:15 GMT Makélélé   90+2' Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 42,065
Referee: Mike Riley
10 May 2005 37 Manchester United 1 – 3 Chelsea Manchester, England
20:00 GMT van Nistelrooy   7'
Keane   31'
van Nistelrooy   63'
Report Tiago   17'
Guðjohnsen   61'
Cole   82'
Makélélé   51'
Lampard   64'
Gallas   73'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 67,832
Referee: Graham Poll
15 May 2005 38 Newcastle United 1 – 1 Chelsea Newcastle upon Tyne, England
15:00 GMT Geremi   33' (o.g.)
Babayaro   34'
N'Zogbia   37'
Kluivert   54'
Jenas   60'
Report Lampard   35' (pen.)
Cole   41'
Carvalho   59'
Tiago   59'
Geremi   78'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 52,326
Referee: Howard Webb

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Chelsea 6 4 1 1 10 3 +7 13 Advance to knockout stage
2   Porto 6 2 2 2 4 6 −2 8
3   CSKA Moscow 6 2 1 3 5 5 0 7 Transfer to UEFA Cup
4   Paris Saint-Germain 6 1 2 3 3 8 −5 5
Source: RSSSF
14 September 2004 1 Paris Saint-Germain   0 – 3   Chelsea Paris, France
19:45 BST Hélder   45+2' Report Terry   29'
Drogba   45'75'
Stadium: Parc des Princes
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Manuel Mejuto González
29 September 2004 2 Chelsea   3 – 1   Porto London, England
19:45 BST Smertin   7',   60'
Drogba   50'
Terry   70'
Gallas   41'
Carvalho   53'
Report McCarthy   68'
Luís Fabiano   35'
Derlei   72'
Pepe   78'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,237
Referee: Herbert Fandel
20 October 2004 3 Chelsea   2 – 0   CSKA Moscow London, England
19:45 BST Terry   9'
Guðjohnsen   45'
Kežman   55'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,945
Referee: Ľuboš Micheľ
2 November 2004 4 CSKA Moscow   0 – 1   Chelsea Moscow, Russia
19:45 BST Olić   12'
Šemberas   80'
Report Robben   24'
Johnson   22'
Kežman   68'
Stadium: Lokomotiv Stadium
Attendance: 28,000
Referee: Massimo De Santis
24 November 2004 5 Chelsea   0 – 0   Paris Saint-Germain London, England
19:45 BST Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,626
Referee: Rene Temmink
7 December 2004 6 Porto   2 – 1   Chelsea Porto, Portugal
19:45 BST Diego   60',   61'
McCarthy   85'
Report Duff   33'
Smertin   38'
Tiago   70'
Stadium: Estádio do Dragão
Attendance: 42,409
Referee: Massimo Busacca

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit

23 February 2005 First leg Barcelona   2 – 1   Chelsea Barcelona, Spain
19:45 GMT López   67'
Eto'o   73'
Report Belletti   33' (o.g.)
Drogba   15'   56'
Stadium: Camp Nou
Attendance: 89,000
Referee: Anders Frisk
8 March 2005 Second leg Chelsea   4 – 2
(5 – 4 agg.)
  Barcelona London, England
19:45 BST Guðjohnsen   8'
Lampard   17'
Duff   19'
Terry   76'
Ferreira   26'
Kežman   83'
Johnson   84'
Report Ronaldinho   27' (pen.)38'
Van Bronckhorst   29'
Xavi   68'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,515
Referee: Pierluigi Collina

Quarter FinalsEdit

6 April 2005 First leg Chelsea   4 – 2   Bayern Munich London, England
19:45 BST Cole   4'
Lampard   59'70'
Drogba   81'
Carvalho   32'
Gallas   51'
Makélélé   54'
Report Schweinsteiger   51',   63'
Schweinsteiger   29'
Frings   38'
Ballack   90+3' (pen.)
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,253
Referee: Pierluigi Collina
12 April 2005 Second leg Bayern Munich   3 – 2
(5 – 6 agg.)
  Chelsea Munich, Germany
19:45 GMT Pizarro   65'
Guerrero   90'
Scholl   90+5'
Kovač   27'
[ Report] Lampard   30'
Drogba   80'
Guðjohnsen   50'
Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 59,000
Referee: Manuel Enrique Mejuto Gonzalez

Semi-FinalsEdit

27 April 2005 First leg Chelsea   0 – 0   Liverpool London, England
19:45 BST Cole   59'
Kežman   79'
Report Bišćan   57'
Alonso   87'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,497
Referee: Alain Sars
3 May 2005 Second leg Liverpool   1 – 0
(1 – 0 agg.)
  Chelsea Liverpool, England
19:45 BST García   4'
Baroš   8'
Report Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 42,529
Referee: Lubos Michel

National cupsEdit

League CupEdit

27 October 2004 Third round Chelsea 1 – 0 West Ham United London
19:45 BST Kežman   57' Report Řepka   86' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,774
Referee: Andy D'Urso
10 November 2004 Fourth round Newcastle United 0 – 2 (a.e.t.) Chelsea Newcastle upon Tyne
19:45 BST Butt   45+2' Report Guðjohnsen   100'
Robben   112'
Mendes   22'
Johnson   24'
Cole   65'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 38,055
Referee: Steve Bennett
1 December 2004 Quarter Finals Fulham 1 – 2 Chelsea London
19:45 BST McBride   74' Report Duff   55'
Lampard   88'
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 14,531
Referee: Steve Dunn
12 January 2005 Semi-Final First Leg Chelsea 0 – 0 Manchester United London
19:45 BST Drogba   60' Report Heinze   33'
Ronaldo   81'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,492
Referee: Neale Barry
26 January 2005 Semi-Finals Second Leg Manchester United 1 – 2
(1 – 2 agg.)
Chelsea Manchester
19:45 BST Giggs   67'
Keane   84'
Report Lampard   29'
Duff   85'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 67,000
Referee: Rob Styles
27 February 2005 Final Liverpool 2 – 3 (a.e.t.) Chelsea Cardiff
19:45 BST Riise   1'
Núñez   113'
Hyypiä   13'
Traoré   35'
Hamann   79'
Carragher   117'
Report Gerrard   79' (o.g.)
Drogba   107',   108'
Kežman   112',   81'
Lampard   27'
Duff   114'
Stadium: Millennium Stadium
Attendance: 78,000
Referee: Steve Bennett
Man of the Match:   John Terry

FA CupEdit

8 January 2005 Third round Chelsea 3 – 1 Scunthorpe United London
15:00 GMT Kežman   26'
Andy Crosby   58' (o.g.)
Guðjohnsen   86'
Geremi   66'
Report Hayes   8' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,019
Referee: Dermot Gallagher
30 January 2005 Fourth Round Chelsea 2 – 0 Birmingham City London
15:00 GMT Huth   6'
Terry   80'
Report Upson   48' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,379
Referee: Mike Dean
20 February 2005 Fifth Round Newcastle United 1 – 0 Chelsea Newcastle upon Tyne
15:00 GMT Kluivert   4' Report Tiago   45'
Carvalho   89'
Cudicini   90'
Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 45,740
Referee: Mark Halsey

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Petr Čech 48 0 35 0 11 0 0 0 2 0
2 DF   Glen Johnson 28 0 13+3 0 4+2 0 3 0 2+1 0
3 DF   Celestine Babayaro 5 0 3+1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 MF   Claude Makélélé 50 1 36 1 10 0 0 0 4 0
5 MF   Alexey Smertin 25 1 11+5 0 4+1 1 3 0 1 0
6 DF   Ricardo Carvalho 39 1 22+3 1 10 0 1 0 3 0
7 FW   Adrian Mutu 2 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF   Frank Lampard 58 19 38 13 12 4 0+2 0 3+3 2
9 FW   Mateja Kežman 41 7 6+19 4 3+6 0 3 1 2+2 2
10 MF   Joe Cole 46 9 19+9 8 8+1 1 3 0 4+2 0
11 MF   Damien Duff 48 10 28+2 6 8+2 2 1+1 0 5+1 2
13 DF   William Gallas 46 2 28 2 12 0 1 0 5 0
14 MF   Geremi 20 0 6+7 0 1+3 0 2 0 1 0
15 FW   Didier Drogba 41 16 18+8 10 8+1 5 1+1 0 3+1 1
16 MF   Arjen Robben 29 9 14+4 7 2+3 1 0+2 0 3+1 1
18 DF   Wayne Bridge 25 0 12+3 0 4 0 2 0 4 0
19 MF   Scott Parker 11 0 1+3 0 3+1 0 0 0 3 0
20 DF   Paulo Ferreira 42 0 29 0 6+1 0 0+1 0 5 0
22 FW   Eiður Guðjohnsen 57 16 30+7 12 9+2 2 2+1 1 1+5 1
23 GK   Carlo Cudicini 11 0 3 0 1 0 3 0 4 0
24 FW   Mikael Forssell 2 0 0+1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
26 DF   John Terry 53 8 36 3 11 4 5 0 1 1
27 MF   Jiří Jarošík 20 0 3+11 0 0 0 2+1 0 1+2 0
29 DF   Robert Huth 15 1 6+4 0 1+3 0 1 1 0 0
30 MF   Tiago Mendes 51 4 21+13 4 4+7 0 2 0 4 0
31 MF   Filipe Oliveira 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 DF   Steven Watt 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 DF   Nuno Morais 4 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 1 0 0 0
40 GK   Lenny Pidgeley 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 MF   Anthony Grant 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics source.[32] Squad details and shirt numbers from [3].

SummaryEdit

Games played 59 (38 Premier League), 3 (FA Cup), 12 (UEFA Champions League) 6 (Football League Cup)
Games won 42 (29 Premier League), 2 (FA Cup), 6 (UEFA Champions League) 5 (Football League Cup)
Games drawn 11 (8 Premier League), 0 (FA Cup), 2 (UEFA Champions League) 1 (Football League Cup)
Games lost 6 (1 Premier League), 1 (FA Cup), 4 (UEFA Champions League) 0 (Football League Cup)
Goals scored 107 (72 Premier League), 4 (FA Cup), 21 (UEFA Champions League) 10 (Football League Cup)
Goals conceded 33 (15 Premier League), 1 (FA Cup), 13 (UEFA Champions League) 4 (Football League Cup)
Goal difference 75 (57 Premier League), 4 (FA Cup), 8 (UEFA Champions League) 6 (Football League Cup)
Clean sheets 35 (25 Premier League), 2 (FA Cup), 5 (UEFA Champions League) 3 (Football League Cup)
Most appearances 58   Frank Lampard
Top scorer 19   Frank Lampard
Wins Overall: 42/59 (71.28%)

AwardsEdit

PlayerEdit

No. Player Award
1   Petr Čech PFA Team of the Year & Golden Glove
8   Frank Lampard April Player of the Month, PFA Fans' Player of the Year, Premier League Player of the Season, FWA Footballer of the Year & PFA Team of the Year
10   Joe Cole March Player of the Month
16   Arjen Robben November Player of the Month & PFA Team of the Year
26   John Terry January Player of the Month, PFA Player of the Year & PFA Team of the Year

ManagerEdit

Manager Award
  José Mourinho November Manager of the Month, January Manager of the Month & Premier League Manager of the Season

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Simmonds was born in Hammersmith, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland and represented them at U-18 level.
  4. ^ Russell was born in Welwyn Garden City, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland and represented them at U-21 level.
  5. ^ Cummings was born in Hammersmith, England, but also qualifies to represent Jamaica internationally and would make his international debut for Jamaica in September 2013.
  6. ^ Bridcutt was born in Reading, England, but also qualifies to represent Scotland internationally through his grandfather and would make his international debut for Scotland in March 2013.
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