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The 2005–06 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 92nd competitive season, 14th consecutive season in the Premier League and 100th year as a club. Managed by José Mourinho, Chelsea won the Premier League title for the second consecutive season. They also won the Community Shield.

Chelsea
2005–06 season
OwnerRoman Abramovich
ChairmanBruce Buck
ManagerJosé Mourinho
StadiumStamford Bridge
Premier League1st
FA CupSemi-finals
League CupThird round
FA Community ShieldWinners
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague: Frank Lampard (16)
All: Frank Lampard (20)
2005-2006 Premier League Champions

Chelsea continued spending vast sums of money in their third season under the ownership of Roman Abramovich, signing Michael Essien from Lyon and Shaun Wright-Phillips from Manchester City for more than £20 million each.

In the Champions League, Chelsea aimed to improve upon their second straight semi-final placing the previous year, but exited the competition in the first knockout round to FC Barcelona. In the FA Cup, they managed to improve on their third-round exit in the previous season, but fell short in the semi-final, losing 2–1 to Liverpool. After winning the League Cup in the previous season, they failed to defend their title by taking an early third-round exit to Charlton Athletic on penalties.

The season was momentous for Chelsea's incredible start to the season where they recorded the most dominant first half of a Premier League season in history. They won a record 9 games in a row at the start of the season, which culminated in another record holding 17 wins out of the first 19 games. As of 2017 Chelsea 2005-06 hold joint records for most wins at home in a season (18) and fewest home defeats in a season (0).[1]

Team kitEdit

The team kit for the season was produced by Umbro and the shirt sponsor was Samsung Mobile, who replaced previous shirt sponsor Emirates Airlines. Chelsea's new home kit was all blue with gold accents. Their new away kit was light blue with black shorts and black accents. Their 3rd kit was similar to their away kit from the 2004–05 season, black with grey shorts and grey accents. The only difference was the addition of the new shirt sponsor and new club crest with modifications.

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[2]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Petr Čech
2   DF Glen Johnson
3   DF Asier del Horno
4   DF Claude Makélélé
5   MF Michael Essien
6   DF Ricardo Carvalho
7   MF Maniche (on loan from Dynamo Moscow)
8   MF Frank Lampard
9   FW Hernán Crespo
10   MF Joe Cole
11   MF Damien Duff
12   FW Carlton Cole
13   DF William Gallas
14   MF Geremi
15   FW Didier Drogba
16   MF Arjen Robben
No. Position Player
19   MF Lassana Diarra
20   DF Paulo Ferreira
22   FW Eiður Guðjohnsen
23   GK Carlo Cudicini
24   MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
26   DF John Terry
29   DF Robert Huth
31   FW Scott Sinclair
40   GK Lenny Pidgeley
41   GK Yves Ma-Kalambay[3]
42   MF Anthony Grant
43   DF Jonas Elmer
44   DF Michael Mancienne
45   MF Filipe Morais
46   MF Jimmy Smith

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. Position Player
18   DF Wayne Bridge (on loan to Fulham)
27   MF Jiří Jarošík (on loan to Birmingham City)
30   MF Tiago (to Lyon)
No. Position Player
32   DF Steven Watt (to Swansea City)
  MF Joe Keenan (on loan to Willem II)
  MF Alexei Smertin (to Dynamo Moscow)

TransfersEdit

InEdit

No. Pos Player From Fee Date
3 DF   Asier del Horno   Athletic Bilbao £8 million[4] 21 June 2005
19 MF   Lassana Diarra   Le Havre £1 million [5] 16 July 2005
24 MF   Shaun Wright-Phillips   Manchester City £21 million[6] 18 July 2005
5 MF   Michael Essien   Lyon £24.4 million[7] 19 August 2005
7 MF   Maniche   Dynamo Moscow Loan[8] 4 January 2006

OutEdit

No. Pos Player To Fee Date
24 FW   Mikael Forssell   Birmingham City £3 million[9] 10 June 2005
19 MF   Scott Parker   Newcastle United £6.5 million[10] 15 June 2005
9 FW   Mateja Kežman   Atlético Madrid £5.3 million[11] 29 June 2005
5 MF   Alexey Smertin   Charlton Athletic Loan[12] 15 July 2005
27 MF   Jiří Jarošík   Birmingham City Loan[13] 22 August 2005
30 MF   Tiago   Lyon £6.8 million[14] 27 August 2005
40 GK   Lenny Pidgeley   Millwall Loan 28 November 2005
5 MF   Alexey Smertin   Dynamo Moscow £1 million[15] 15 March 2006

Overall transfer activityEdit

CompetitionsEdit

FA Community ShieldEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

Upon winning the 2005-06 Premier League season, Chelsea clinched their third national league title.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 29 4 5 72 22 +50 91 Qualification for the Champions League group stage[a]
2 Manchester United 38 25 8 5 72 34 +38 83
3 Liverpool 38 25 7 6 57 25 +32 82 Qualification for the Champions League third qualifying round
4 Arsenal 38 20 7 11 68 31 +37 67
5 Tottenham Hotspur 38 18 11 9 53 38 +15 65 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 League Cup winners passed down to the league and was awarded to Blackburn Rovers as the highest-placed team not already qualified for European competitions.

Results by roundEdit

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ResultWWWWWWWWWDWLWWWWWWWWWWDDWLWWWLWDWWWWLL
Position65111111111111111111111111111111111111
Source: Matches
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LIV CHE BET AND
  Liverpool 6 3 3 0 6 1 +5 12 0–0 0–0 3–0
  Chelsea 6 3 2 1 7 1 +6 11 0–0 4–0 1–0
  Real Betis 6 2 1 3 3 7 −4 7 1–2 1–0 0–1
  Anderlecht 6 1 0 5 1 8 −7 3 0–1 0–2 0–1

Knockout phaseEdit

Round of 16Edit

League CupEdit

FA CupEdit

StatisticsEdit

No. Pos Nat Player Total Premier League Champions League FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Petr Čech 41 0 34 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF   Glen Johnson 8 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
3 DF   Asier del Horno 33 1 25 1 3+1 0 3+1 0 0 0
4 MF   Claude Makélélé 40 0 29+2 0 6 0 3 0 0 0
5 MF   Michael Essien 41 2 27+4 2 6 0 3+1 0 0 0
6 DF   Ricardo Carvalho 35 3 22+2 1 8 2 3 0 0 0
7 MF   Maniche 11 0 3+5 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF   Frank Lampard 49 20 35 16 8 2 4+1 2 0+1 0
9 FW   Hernán Crespo 41 13 20+10 10 2+3 2 3+2 1 1 0
10 MF   Joe Cole 47 10 26+8 7 5+1 1 3+3 2 0+1 0
11 MF   Damien Duff 39 3 18+10 3 5+1 0 3+2 0 0 0
12 FW   Carlton Cole 13 1 0+9 0 0+2 0 1+1 1 0 0
13 DF   William Gallas 44 5 33+1 5 7 0 3 0 0 0
14 MF   Geremi 21 2 8+7 2 0+2 0 2+1 0 1 0
15 FW   Didier Drogba 40 14 20+9 12 5+2 1 3 1 0+1 0
16 MF   Arjen Robben 39 7 21+7 6 6 0 2+2 1 1 0
18 DF   Wayne Bridge 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
19 MF   Lassana Diarra 7 0 2+1 0 0+2 0 2 0 0 0
20 DF   Paulo Ferreira 31 1 18+3 0 6 0 2+1 1 1 0
22 FW   Eiður Guðjohnsen 36 3 16+10 2 4+2 0 3 1 1 0
23 GK   Carlo Cudicini 12 0 3+1 0 1 0 6 0 1 0
24 MF   Shaun Wright-Phillips 38 0 10+17 0 1+5 0 3+1 0 1 0
26 DF   John Terry 49 7 36 4 8 0 4 2 1 1
29 DF   Robert Huth 21 0 7+6 0 0+3 0 3+1 0 1 0
37 MF   Jimmy Smith 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 GK   Lenny Pidgeley 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics:.[16] Squad details and shirt numbers:[17]

Starting 11Edit

Considering starts in all competitions.

SummaryEdit

Games played 54 (38 Premier League) (8 UEFA Champions League) (6 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup) (1 FA Community Shield)
Games won 37 (29 Premier League) (3 UEFA Champions League) (4 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup) (1 FA Community Shield)
Games drawn 9 (4 Premier League) (3 UEFA Champions League) (1 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup)
Games lost 8 (5 Premier League) (2 UEFA Champions League) (1 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup)
Goals scored 96 (72 Premier League) (9 UEFA Champions League) (12 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup) (2 FA Community Shield)
Goals conceded 34 (22 Premier League) (4 UEFA Champions League) (6 FA Cup) (1 Football League Cup) (1 FA Community Shield)
Goal difference 62 (+50 Premier League) (+5 UEFA Champions League) (+6 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup) (+1 FA Community Shield)
Clean sheets 37 (20 Premier League) (5 UEFA Champions League) (1 FA Cup) (0 Football League Cup) (0 FA Community Shield)
Most appearances 50   Frank Lampard &   John Terry
Top scorer 20   Frank Lampard
Points Overall: 37/54 (68.52%)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "For the record: Premier League facts and figures". Premier League.
  2. ^ "Chelsea – 2005/06". FootballSquads. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  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. ^ "Chelsea complete Del Horno switch". BBC Sport. 21 June 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Chelsea sign Le Havre youngster". BBC Sport. 16 July 2005. Retrieved 16 July 2005.
  6. ^ "Wright-Phillips signs for Chelsea". BBC Sport. 18 July 2005. Retrieved 18 July 2005.
  7. ^ "Essien saga nears completion". BBC Sport. 15 August 2005. Retrieved 15 August 2005.
  8. ^ "Maniche wraps up Blues loan move". BBC Sport. 4 January 2006. Archived from the original on 6 January 2006. Retrieved 4 January 2006.
  9. ^ "Birmingham seal Forssell transfer". BBC Sport. 10 June 2005. Retrieved 10 June 2005.
  10. ^ "Newcastle seal £6.5m Parker deal". BBC Sport. 15 June 2005. Retrieved 15 June 2005.
  11. ^ "Kezman completes Atletico switch". BBC Sport. 29 June 2005. Retrieved 29 June 2005.
  12. ^ "Charlton snap up Smertin on loan". BBC Sport. 15 July 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2005.
  13. ^ "Birmingham wrap up Jarosik deal". BBC Sport. 22 August 2005. Retrieved 22 August 2005.
  14. ^ "Lyon conclude Tiago's £6.82m move". BBC Sport. 27 August 2005. Retrieved 27 August 2005.
  15. ^ "Smertin completes move to Moscow". BBC Sport. 15 March 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2006.
  16. ^ "Summary of Season 2005-06". Bounder Friardale.co.uk.
  17. ^ Chelsea FC 2005/06 EUFO

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