2016–17 Chelsea F.C. season

The 2016–17 season was Chelsea's 103rd competitive season, 28th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 25th consecutive season in the Premier League and 69year in existence as a football club.[3] In addition to the domestic league, Chelsea participated in the FA Cup and League Cup; however, they did not participate in any UEFA competition for the first time since the 1996–97 season. The season covered the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.

Chelsea
2016–17 season
Chelsea crowned English football champions for the sixth time
Chelsea crowned English football champions for the sixth time
OwnerRoman Abramovich
ChairmanBruce Buck
ManagerAntonio Conte
StadiumStamford Bridge
Premier League1st
FA CupRunners-up
League CupFourth round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Diego Costa (20)

All:
Diego Costa (22)
Highest home attendance41,618 vs Sunderland
(21 May 2017)[1]
Lowest home attendance39,266 vs Bristol Rovers
(23 August 2016)[2]
Average home league attendance41,507

Chelsea won their fifth Premier League title with a 1–0 win away to West Bromwich Albion on 12 May. Chelsea lost the FA Cup Final to Arsenal after a 2–1 loss on 27 May. This season was the last for John Terry, who announced he will leave when his contract ends at the end of the season after Chelsea's final game.[4]

The season saw Chelsea equal the Premier League records for consecutive wins in a season (13), fewest draws in a season (3), fewest home draws in a season (0), and home and away wins against different sides (12). They also managed to break the record for number of wins in a season (30), as well as record the second-highest points tally in Premier League history (93).[5][6]

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Month by month reviewEdit

JuneEdit

On 9 June, Vitesse signed an extension on Nathan's loan[7] and then two weeks later also signed an extension on Lewis Baker's loan.[8]

On 13 June, Chelsea announced it had released Marco Amelia and Kevin Wright,[9] and also confirmed that loanees Radamel Falcao and Alexandre Pato would be returning to their respective teams. After spending a season-and-a-half on loan at Udinese, Udinese activated a clause in Stipe Perica's contract to sign him permanently.[10]

On 22 June, Charly Musonda's loan at Real Betis was extended for the 2016–17 campaign.[11] On 27 June Chelsea youngster Kyle Scott joined Dutch club Willem II on trial after handing in multiple transfer requests in April 2016.[12] On 29 June, Nathan Aké joined AFC Bournemouth on loan after a successful loan season with Watford in 2015–16.[13]

In June, Chelsea submitted a total of three bids for Roma's Radja Nainggolan, with the third reportedly valued at €40 million; the player ultimately decided to stay after receiving an improved contract from Roma the following month.[14][15]

JulyEdit

On 1 July, it was announced that Pedro would switch to the number 11 shirt, recently vacated by the loan expiration of Alexandre Pato.[16]

On 3 July, Michy Batshuayi signed a five-year deal at Chelsea after an accepted bid of €40 million (£33.2 million).[17] Batshuayi became the first signing by new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. After being linked with multiple teams, on 6 July Jérémie Boga joined La Liga side Granada on a season-long loan.[18]

After months of speculation, promising right-back Ola Aina signed a new four-year contract.[19] Although Tika Musonda was on the release list, Chelsea opted to give him a new one-year contract.[20]

On 11 July, Chelsea under-21 assistant manager Andy Myers joined Vitesse on a one-year deal as Henk Fraser's assistant manager.[21] With Myers joining the Dutch side, Ian Howell is promoted as the new U-21 assistant manager.

On 12 July, Players' Player of the Year Willian signed a new four-year contract.[22] On 13 July, Tomáš Kalas returned to the Championship, joining Fulham on a season-long loan.[23] After promotion to the first-team in the previous season, Kasey Palmer joins Huddersfield Town on 15 July.[24] On 20 July, Kiwomya joined League 2 side Crewe Alexandra on loan until 9 January 2017.[25] On 22 July, it was announced that Matej Delač would join Belgian side Mouscron-Péruwelz on a season-long loan.[26]

John Swift was given a new contract in June, but decided to turned it down to sign with Championship side Reading on 14 July.[27]

On 16 July, N'Golo Kanté signed a five-year contract with Chelsea valued at £30 million from Leicester City, becoming Conte's second signing.[28][29]

Chelsea lost its first pre-season match, against Rapid Wien, which ended in a 2–0 defeat.[30] In the following match of its Austrian tour, Chelsea won 3–0 against Wolfsberger AC, with youngsters Bertrand Traoré, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nathaniel Chalobah each scoring a goal.[31] The following day, Chelsea had a closed-door friendly with local team Atus Ferlach, ending its Austrian tour with an 8–0 win over the champions of the Austrian fourth-tier Kärntner Liga.[32]

On 28 July, Chelsea started its tour of the United States with a 1–0 victory over Premier League rival Liverpool thanks to an early goal from Gary Cahill.[33] On 30 July, Chelsea set a record during the 3–2 loss against Real Madrid, with a record attendance of 105,826.[34]

AugustEdit

 
Antonio Conte (arms raised) at an open training session, five days before his first Premier League match.

Youngsters Fikayo Tomori[35] and Mukhtar Ali[36] both signed new long-term contracts.

On 2 August, Baba Rahman returned to the Bundesliga on a season-long loan with Schalke 04 after failing to impress Conte during the pre-season.[37] Although Roma announced the signing Mohamed Salah back in October 2015, on 3 August Chelsea finalised the move for an additional €15 million.[38] On 5 August, Abraham signed for Championship side Bristol City on a season-long loan, with no recall clause[39] and Papy Djilobodji joined Sunderland for a fee reported to be in the region of £8 million.[40] On 6 August, Houghton joined Doncaster Rovers on loan until 3 January 2017.[41]

On 3 August, in its U.S. tour, Chelsea defeated Milan 3–1.[42] Chelsea concluded its pre-season campaign with a 4–2 victory over Werder Bremen.[43]

 
Willian celebrates his goal against Burnley, part of a 3–0 victory.

On 12 August, Bertrand Traoré signed a new three-year contract. He then joined Ajax on loan for the season[44] while Danilo Pantić joined Excelsior on loan.[45] On 14 August 2016, Michael Hector joined German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.[46] On 15 August 2016, goalkeeper Jamal Blackman joined League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on loan until 3 January 2017,[47] while Isaiah Brown joined Rotherham United on loan until the end of the 2016–17 season.[48] On 23 August, Marko Marin joined Greek side Olympiacos on a three-year deal for a fee thought to be in the region of £3 million.[49] On 25 August 2016, Eduardo joined Chelsea on free transfer, signing a one-year deal.[50] On 27 August, Mario Pašalić joined Milan on a season-long loan.[51]

On 30 August, strikers Patrick Bamford and Loïc Rémy joined Burnley[52] and Crystal Palace[53] respectively on season-long loans. Later in the day, Kenedy was also confirmed to have left on a season-long loan deal, to Watford.[54]

Chelsea started its Premier League season with a 2–1 win over London rivals West Ham United, with goals scored by Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.[55] In its second league game, Chelsea left it late yet again, scoring two late goals in the second half to earn their first away win of the season over Watford.[56] Chelsea continued its winning streak after beating Bristol Rovers to advance to the third round of the EFL Cup.[57]

On 27 August, in the 3–0 home victory over Burnley, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois kept the first clean sheet of the season and broke a run of 13 home Premier League games without a clean sheet, with their last being in a 1–0 win over Norwich City in November 2015.[58] In the month of August, Chelsea earned all nine available points and was in second place of the Premier League.

Last day of the transfer windowEdit

 
David Luiz and Marcos Alonso returned to the Premier League by signing for Chelsea on the last day of the 2016 summer transfer window.

On the last day of the transfer window, Chelsea completed a total of thirteen transfers, with 11 loan deals and two additions. Youngsters, Dion Conroy and Nathan Baxter,[59] both joined up with semi-professional clubs, while Jake Clarke-Salter and Charlie Colkett[60] both joined League One side Bristol Rovers. Lucas Piazon joined Tomáš Kalas at Fulham[61] until 15 January 2017 while Christian Atsu joined Newcastle United[62] on a season loan. Kenneth Omeruo returned to the Turkish league, joining newly promoted side Alanyaspor after signing a new contract until 2019.[63] Cristián Cuevas returned to Sint-Truiden[59] for a second season while Islam Feruz joined fellow loanee Matej Delač at Mouscron-Péruwelz.[59] Matt Miazga joined up with the Dutch side Vitesse after his move to Espanyol fell through due to paperwork.[64]

Juan Cuadrado would return on loan to Juventus for three seasons which will see Juventus pay a loan fee of €5 million a season, and also contain a buy-out clause €25 million with add-on clauses.[65]

Marcos Alonso returned to the Premier League for a fee believed to be £23 million from Fiorentina, signing a five-year contract.[66] Chelsea's last summer transfer deal was the £30 million signing of David Luiz, who returned to the London side from Paris Saint-Germain after joining PSG from Chelsea in 2014.[67] His return was completed after he insisted on the move and stated that it was a "good deal" for the French champions after the club had initially refused the offer.[68]

Position at the end of August
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9

SeptemberEdit

After the international break, Chelsea faced Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium in Wales on 11 September. The match ended in a 2–2 draw, with both of Chelsea's goals coming from Diego Costa. The draw meant that it was the first game of the season in which Chelsea dropped points.[69] In the closing minutes, John Terry suffered an ankle injury and left the pitch on crutches; scans later showed that his injury was to rule him out for approximately ten days.[70]

On 16 September, Chelsea suffered their first defeat of the season at home, as Liverpool won 2–1 at Stamford Bridge. David Luiz made his second Chelsea debut following his deadline day move from PSG. Two Liverpool goals in the first half, from Dejan Lovren's close range finish and Jordan Henderson's thunderous 25-yard strike, put the game out of reach for the hosts, who managed to peg one goal back through Diego Costa.[71]

On 20 September, Chelsea beat Leicester City 4–2 after extra-time to advance into the fourth round of the EFL Cup. In the match, youngster Nathaniel Chalobah made his first-team debut and Gary Cahill served as captain for the first time.[72]

Disappointment followed on 24 September in the form of another league defeat, this time a 3–0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Alexis Sánchez pounced in the 11th minute after a horrific defensive error from Gary Cahill let him roam free on goal, followed three minutes later by another goal from Theo Walcott. Mesut Özil then exposed Chelsea on the counter-attack five minutes before the break, putting the game beyond Chelsea's reach and sending them further down the league table. The win was also Arsenal's first against Chelsea in the league since October 2011.[73] In the month of September, Chelsea earned only a single point out of nine available points and were in eighth place in the Premier League.

Position at the end of September
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 9 +1 10

OctoberEdit

 
Luiz marks Ahmed Musa while Chelsea overcome champions Leicester City's challenge.

After suffering back-to-back Premier League losses to top-four rivals Liverpool and Arsenal, Antonio Conte switched to a 3–4–3 formation against Hull City on the 1 October which earned him a 2–0 victory, thanks to a goal apiece from Willian and Diego Costa. The new formation featured a back-three pairing of Gary Cahill, David Luiz and César Azpilicueta, with two wing-backs providing cover in the form of Marcos Alonso on the left-hand side and Victor Moses on the right-hand side.[74]

On 15 October, Chelsea earned a 3–0 home victory over reigning Premier League champions Leicester. The hosts put in a domineering performance against the champions, with Diego Costa opening the scoring for Chelsea in the seventh minute. Two further goals followed from Eden Hazard and Victor Moses to inflict Leicester's fourth consecutive away league defeat. Leicester could have potentially pegged a goal back following David Luiz hitting his own goalpost as a result of himself attempting to clear a Leicester corner, however it would merely have been a consolation as Chelsea comfortably claimed another three points.[75]

On 23 October, Chelsea stunned Manchester United and former manager José Mourinho at Stamford Bridge with a thumping 4–0 win.[76] Chelsea went into the lead within 30 seconds of the match, thanks to Spanish winger Pedro capitalizing on poor defending with a goal. Gary Cahill smashed in the second after United allowed Eden Hazard's corner to bounce into their box. United offered little sign of making a comeback, falling further behind when Hazard drilled in a precise 15-yard strike. The game was well and truly over with a rare 70th-minute goal from N'Golo Kanté compounding Mourinho's misery on his return to Stamford Bridge. With this win, Chelsea had gone eight league games, winning four and drawing four, without losing against Manchester United, making it their best run against the Red Devils in club history.[77]

Chelsea lost their next game, an EFL Cup game, 2–1 against West Ham at the newly renovated Olympic Stadium on 26 October 2016, knocking them out of the competition. The game was marred by crowd disturbances amongst both sets of rival fans, with plastic bottles, coins and seats being thrown across the London Stadium. Prior to the match, there had been nine arrests outside the stadium and 23 banning orders issued by West Ham for disorderly fan behaviour since moving into their new stadium.[78]

Chelsea bounced back with a 2–0 win in the Premier League over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium on 30 October.[79] The win meant Chelsea won all their Premier League matches in the month of October; a run of four wins, scoring 11 goals without conceding any. The last time Chelsea had a four-game winning run was April 2015 and the four consecutive clean sheets were also the first since August 2010 when Chelsea had a run of six consecutive Premier League games without conceding.[80]

Position at the end of October
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
4 Chelsea 10 7 1 2 21 9 +12 22

NovemberEdit

On 5 November, Chelsea stunned Everton at Stamford Bridge with a 5–0 win. The hosts scored two goals in quick succession, coming from Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso in the 19th and 20th minutes of the game. Diego Costa added a third goal before half time to seal the game, however Chelsea did not relent with two further goals coming in the second half, one of these being a Pedro goal into an open net. Everton were completely dominated throughout the whole game and penned into their own half, only having one off-target shot in comparison to Chelsea's 21 shots. With this win, Chelsea had five consecutive league victories, scoring 16 goals and conceding none in their last five games. The win also sent The Blues top of the Premier League table going into the international break.[81]

 
Premier League Player of the Month for October Eden Hazard and Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker as Chelsea end Spurs' unbeaten run.

On 18 November, Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Antonio Conte both won the Premier League Player of the Month and the Premier League Manager of the Month awards respectively for the month of October.[82][83]

On 20 November, Chelsea earned their sixth consecutive league victory, beating Middlesbrough 1–0 at the Riverside Stadium. In the process, Diego Costa became the first player to reach double digits in league goals when he scored his tenth goal of the season.[84]

On 26 November, Chelsea ended Tottenham Hotspur's unbeaten run since the start of the Premier League season, where Chelsea won 2–1. Chelsea conceded their first goal since the 3–0 away defeat to Arsenal in the form of a fantastic long-distance strike from Tottenham's Christian Eriksen, and were dominated throughout much of the first half, however Chelsea were able to equalize just before half time with a spectacular right-footed curled effort from Pedro. Spurs' miserable record at Stamford Bridge was extended to 30 games without a win – dating back to February 1990 – after Victor Moses scored what proved to be the winner six minutes after the restart. The win ensured that Chelsea would enter the month of December top of the Premier League.[85]

Position at the end of November
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 13 10 1 2 29 9 +20 31

DecemberEdit

 
Conte and César Azpilicueta shake hands after Chelsea win over West Bromwich Albion.

On 3 December, Chelsea handed Manchester City their first home defeat after the Blues came back from a Gary Cahill own goal in the first half with three second-half goals to earn a 3–1 victory. The match ended in a wide-scale brawl that occurred as a result of a Sergio Agüero two legged lunge tackle on Chelsea defender David Luiz. Following the brawl, Aguero and Fernandinho were both sent off with straight red cards, Fernandinho being sent off due to his violent conduct against Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fàbregas. Aguero received a four-match ban for his actions, while Fernandinho received a three-match ban.[86] Following the game, the FA charged both clubs involved with failing to control their player's on-pitch behaviour, with both clubs having until 8 December 2016 to respond to the charges.[87]

On 9 December, Chelsea became the first club to collect three Premier League awards in the same month, picking up all the prizes for November:[88] Diego Costa was named Player of the Month after registering two goals and two assists in three November contests;[89] Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Month for the second successive month after guiding the club a perfect three wins out of three matches;[90] and Pedro won Premier League Goal of the Month for November thanks to his curling effort from outside the box in the match against Spurs on 26 November.[91]

On 11 December, Chelsea prevailed over West Bromwich Albion with a close 1–0 win, the only goal of the game coming in the 76th minute from Diego Costa, the Spaniard scoring his 12th goal of the season. The win sent Chelsea top of the table again, three points clear of second-placed Arsenal, and gave Chelsea their ninth consecutive league victory.[92]

On 13 December, manager Antonio Conte confirmed that 20-year-old Brazilian winger Kenedy had returned to Chelsea from his loan spell at Watford. Kenedy had made just one substitute appearance for Watford during his loan spell.[93]

On 14 December, Chelsea secured their tenth consecutive league victory with a 1–0 away win over Sunderland. Cesc Fàbregas scored his first league goal of the season in the 40th minute after an assist from Willian.[94] Eden Hazard missed his first league game of the season after picking up a knock during the win over West Brom.[95] César Azpilicueta made his 200th appearance for the Blues in the match, just one day after signing a three-and-a-half-year contract that will keep him at the club through the 2020 season.[96][97]

On 17 December, Gary Cahill made his 300th appearance for the club as Chelsea narrowly won over Crystal Palace 1–0, away at Selhurst Park. The win takes Chelsea nine points clear of title chasers Liverpool and Arsenal, both having a game in hand over Chelsea. The win also meant that Chelsea are the third team in Premier League history to reach 500 league wins, after Arsenal and Manchester United. Chelsea also equal a club record with 11-straight league wins; Chelsea last achieved this feat from April to September 2009. Diego Costa and N'Golo Kanté both accumulated their fifth yellow cards of the season, resulting in themselves not being available for selection in the Boxing Day match against AFC Bournemouth.[98] Diego Costa scored his 13th league goal of the season and his 50th for Chelsea since first signing. Diego Costa's 50th goal in 97 games for Chelsea meant that he eclipsed Didier Drogba's record of 50 goals in 112 games.[99]

On 22 December, young Chelsea midfielder Charly Musonda made an early return from his loan spell at Real Betis after struggling for fitness and form while on loan. Musonda only made one start throughout his loan spell, having apparently fallen out with former Betis manager Gus Poyet.[100]

On 23 December, Chelsea announced the permanent transfer of Oscar to Shanghai SIPG for a club record £52,000,000, to be completed within the January transfer window.[101][102]

On 26 December, Chelsea earned their 12th straight league victory and broke their all-time record of successive league victories with a 3–0 home win over Bournemouth. A curled effort from Spanish winger Pedro, and a penalty from Eden Hazard in the 49th minute effectively sealed the game for the hosts. Chelsea's third, a stoppage time goal, came in the form of a Bournemouth own goal from defender Steve Cook, this being as a result of a Pedro shot deflecting off the Bournemouth defender and spinning over the goal line. Chelsea put up an encouraging performance in spite of having two of their key players, Diego Costa and N'Golo Kanté, suspended for the game. The win means that Chelsea remain top of the table and six points clear of second-placed Liverpool.[103]

On 31 December, Chelsea equalled a top flight record of 13 consecutive wins in a single season with a thrilling 4–2 home victory over Stoke City. Goals from Gary Cahill with a headed effort, a second-half brace from Willian to help Chelsea regain the lead on two occasions in the match, and an 85th minute Diego Costa strike sent the Blues nine points clear of second-placed Liverpool going into the New Year, with Liverpool being able to cut the deficit to six points should they earn a victory against fellow title challengers Manchester City.[104]

On the same day, Dutch midfielder Marco van Ginkel signed a new contract with the Blues, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the end of the 2018–19 season, whilst also rejoining his former loan club PSV Eindhoven for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[105]

Position at the end of December
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 19 16 1 2 42 13 +29 49

JanuaryEdit

 
Victor Moses is sandwiched by Jamie Vardy and Wilfred Ndidi in Chelsea's third triumph this term over title-defending Leicester.

On 1 January, goalkeeper Jamal Blackman extended his loan spell with League Two club Wycombe Wanderers until the end of the 2016–17 season.[106]

On 4 January, Tottenham ended Chelsea's 13-game winning run by defeating them 2–0 at White Hart Lane. A brace from midfielder Dele Alli with goals just before and after half time, prevented Chelsea from writing Premier League history with a fourteenth successive win. However, the result itself did not affect Chelsea's position in the Premier League, with the Blues remaining in first place and five points clear of second-placed Liverpool following their draw with Sunderland.[107]

On 6 January, long-serving midfielder Mikel John Obi completed a move to Chinese Super League club Tianjin TEDA for an undisclosed fee, having played 376 times for the Blues since joining in 2006, winning two Premier League titles, four FA Cups and the 2012 Champions League during his time at Stamford Bridge. Mikel had not featured under new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte all season, with Mikel himself stating that the time was right for "a new challenge".[108]

Besides, Chelsea recalled young forward Isaiah Brown from his loan spell at Rotherham United, with Huddersfield Town signing him on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 season. He joins fellow Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer at Huddersfield.[109]

On 8 January, Chelsea defeated Peterborough United 4–1 at home in the third round of the FA Cup. Goals from Michy Batshuayi, Willian and a brace from Pedro ensured that Chelsea would advance into the fourth round. Chelsea captain John Terry was sent off on his first start for the club since October, but the Blues held on for a convincing victory over Posh.[110]

On the same day, Chelsea exercised a recall clause in Dutch defender Nathan Ake's season-long loan deal at Premier League club Bournemouth, following some impressive performances for the south coast club.[111]

On 13 January, Antonio Conte won the December Premier League Manager of the Month. As a result, he became the first manager in history to win the award in three successive months.[112]

 
Crowded penalty area during the West London derby between Chelsea and Brentford.

On 14 January, Chelsea returned to winning ways in the league with a 3–0 victory over last season's Premier League champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium. Marcos Alonso opened the scoring early on with Eden Hazard providing the assist, later scoring another to put the Blues 2–0 up shortly after half time. A third Chelsea goal from Pedro in the 71st minute secured up the three points for the away team, sending Chelsea seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur at the summit of the Premier League. The win and three points also meant that Chelsea had surpassed their points total from the 2015–16 Premier League season, reaching 52 points compared to last season's 50 points.[113]

On 17 January, Brazilian midfielder Lucas Piazon's loan at Fulham was extended until the end of the season.[114]

On 18 January, young forward Patrick Bamford rejoined his former loan club Middlesbrough on a permanent basis for a reported £6 million.[115]

On 22 January, The Blues defeated Hull City 2–0 at home. Diego Costa scored at his 100th appearance for the club at the 7th minute of first-half injury time. The long stoppage was a result of a clash of heads with between Gary Cahill and Hull midfielder Ryan Mason. Mason was sent to hospital and it was later confirmed that he sustained a skull fracture, while Cahill remained on the pitch and secured the victory with a header goal in the second half.[116]

On 28 January, Chelsea defeated Brentford 4–0 at home in the West London derby in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Branislav Ivanović scored his first goal of the season and was later fouled to allow Michy Batshuayi to add a fourth from the penalty spot.[117]

Youngsters Fikayo Tomori and Mukhtar Ali joined Brighton & Hove Albion and Vitesse respectively on loans until the end of the season.[118][119]

On 31 January, Chelsea recorded their second draw of the season as they drew against Liverpool at Anfield. David Luiz scored a stunning freekick in the first half at his 100th Premier League appearance. It was also his first goal in his second spell at Chelsea. Georginio Wijnaldum equalised with his head after the break. The final result held to 1–1 after Diego Costa's penalty was saved by Simon Mignolet in the 76th minute. The Blues extended their lead at top of the Premier League to nine points as the two title contenders Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur both dropped points on the same night.[120]

Position at the end of January
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 23 18 2 3 48 16 +32 56

FebruaryEdit

 
Midfielders N'Golo Kanté and Mesut Özil at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea renew their rivalry against Arsenal.

On 1 February, Chelsea announced the departure of 32-year-old Serbian defender Branislav Ivanović. Ivanovic joined Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg on a free transfer after nine years of service, having scored 34 goals in 377 appearances and won two Premier League medals, one Champions League medal, one Europa League medal, three FA Cup medals and one League Cup medal. He is also one of only five foreign players to reach the 300-game landmark for the Blues.

Branislav Ivanovic missed the 2012 UEFA Champions League Final due to suspension. However, he starred in the 2013 UEFA Europa League Final, scoring in the final minute of stoppage time to clinch a 2–1 win for Chelsea and with it their first Europa League title. He was subsequently named Man of the Match. Ivanovic was also outstanding during the title-winning campaign of 2014–15 and played in every minute of the 38 games. The Blues boasted the best defensive record in the league and he was one of six Chelsea players named in the Team of the Season. He ended his Chelsea career with a goal against Brentford in his final game.[121]

On 4 February, Chelsea beat Arsenal 3–1 at home. Eden Hazard scored a magnificent solo goal in the 8th minute of second half. Cesc Fàbregas scored the third goal for the Blues against his former captained team, after an error by ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Čech.[122]

On the same day, the Blues announced that on 22 July, they would play Arsenal at Beijing National Stadium in preparation for next season.[123]

Position at the end of February
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 26 20 3 3 55 19 +36 63

MarchEdit

On 8 March, Chelsea returned to the Olympic Stadium to face West Ham; this time the home side were beaten.

On 13 March, a goal from N'Golo Kanté in the FA Cup quarter-finals put holders Manchester United out of the tournament.

On 18 March, Chelsea won at Stoke 2–1, thus emerging from March unbeaten.

Position at the end of March
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 59 21 +38 69

AprilEdit

 
Chelsea players in their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham, an all-London affair at Wembley Stadium.

On 1 April, having taken the lead through Cesc Fàbregas, Chelsea lost 2–1 at home to South London club Crystal Palace, with all the goals being scored in the first eleven minutes.

On 5 April, Chelsea return to winning ways with a 2–1 home win over Manchester City.

On 16 April, Manchester United exacted revenge for being eliminated from the FA Cup the previous month with league victory over Chelsea at Old Trafford.

On 22 April, Chelsea won their FA Cup semi-final at the neutral venue of Wembley Stadium, despatching Tottenham 4–2.

On 25 April, Chelsea were 4–2 winners over Southampton: Eden Hazard and Gary Cahill netting in the first half and a Diego Costa double in the second-half; former Blues Oriol Romeu and Ryan Bertrand scored for Saints.

On 30 April, Chelsea won at Everton 3–0, featuring an "effort from outside the box" scored by Pedro,[124] Gary Cahill scoring in his second consecutive game, and an 86th-minute strike from Willian.

Position at the end of April
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 34 26 3 5 72 29 +43 81

MayEdit

 
Captain John Terry after his final match for Chelsea.

On 8 May, goals from Diego Costa, Marcos Alonso and Nemanja Matić were enough to relegate visitors Middlesbrough back to the English Football League after just one season in the top-flight.

On 12 May, Chelsea defeated West Bromwich Albion 1–0 to clinch the Premier League title as they went ten points clear with two games remaining. Michy Batshuayi scored the winning goal in the 82nd minute.[4] On the same day, Pedro was awarded his second – and Chelsea's third – Goal of the Month this season with his strike at Goodison Park.[124]

On 15 May, a much-changed Chelsea side were 4–3 winners over Watford, with substitute Cesc Fàbregas finding the winner shortly before the away side had a man sent off, the other Blues goalscorers were John Terry, César Azpilicueta, and Michy Batshuayi. The Hertfordshire club gave the champions-elect that day a guard of honour; this included Kenedy, the player making his Chelsea league début having made one appearance for Watford earlier in the season before his loan deal was cancelled.[125]

 
The line-ups for the 2017 FA Cup Final, won by Arsenal.

On 21 May, Chelsea defeated already-relegated Sunderland 5–1 with goals from Willian, Eden Hazard, Pedro and a brace from Michy Batshuayi – his fourth in three matches. It was the last league game for John Terry, who was subbed in the 26th minute to a standing ovation from all the supporters. This marked Chelsea's 30th league win this season, most by any team in a single Premier league season.

On 27 May, Chelsea fell behind to Arsenal in the 2017 FA Cup Final in the fourth minute to Alexis Sánchez' goal, and were reduced to ten men when Victor Moses received his second yellow card. However, despite Arsenal's extra-man advantage, Chelsea equalized through Diego Costa in the 76th minute. The London clubs would stay level for only three minutes before Aaron Ramsey headed in the winner.[126]

Position at the end of May
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Chelsea 38 30 3 5 85 33 +52 93

Coaching staffEdit

Position Staff
First-team Manager   Antonio Conte
Assistant Managers   Angelo Alessio
  Steve Holland
  Gianluca Conte
Technical Director   Michael Emenalo
Club Ambassador/Assistant to the First-team   Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper Coach   Gianluca Spinelli
Assistant Goalkeeper Coach   Henrique Hilário
Head Fitness Coaches   Paolo Bertelli
  Julio Tous
  Chris Jones
Assistant Fitness Coach   Constantino Coratti
Consultant Personal Trainer/Nutritionist   Tiberio Ancora
Senior Opposition Scout   Mick McGiven
Medical Director   Paco Biosca
Head of Youth Development   Neil Bath
Under-21 Team Manager   Adi Viveash
Under-18 Team Manager   Jody Morris
Head of Match Analysis Scout   James Melbourne

Source: Chelsea F.C.

Other informationEdit

 
Stamford Bridge
Owner   Roman Abramovich
Chairman   Bruce Buck
Directors     Marina Granovskaia
    Eugene Tenenbaum
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Stamford Bridge (41,663 / 103x67 metres)
Training Ground Cobham Training Centre

Source: Chelsea F.C.

Squad informationEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 1 February 2017.[127]
Squad no. Name Nationality Position(s) Date of birth (age)
Goalkeepers
1 Asmir Begović HG1   GK (1987-06-20)20 June 1987 (aged 29)
13 Thibaut Courtois   GK (1992-05-11)11 May 1992 (aged 25)
37 Eduardo   GK (1982-09-19)19 September 1982 (aged 34)
Defenders
3 Marcos Alonso   LWB / LB / CB (1990-12-28)28 December 1990 (aged 26)
5 Kurt Zouma   CB / DM (1994-10-27)27 October 1994 (aged 22)
6 Nathan Aké HG2   LB / CB / DM (1995-02-18)18 February 1995 (aged 22)
24 Gary Cahill HG1   CB (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 31)
26 John Terry HG2   CB (1980-12-07)7 December 1980 (aged 36)
28 César Azpilicueta   RB / LB / CB (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 27)
30 David Luiz   CB / DM (1987-04-27)27 April 1987 (aged 30)
34 Ola Aina U21 HG2   RB / LB (1996-10-08)8 October 1996 (aged 20)
Midfielders
4 Cesc Fàbregas HG1   CM / AM (1987-05-04)4 May 1987 (aged 30)
7 N'Golo Kanté   CM / DM (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 26)
10 Eden Hazard   LW / AM / RW / CF (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 26)
11 Pedro   RW / LW (1987-07-28)28 July 1987 (aged 29)
14 Ruben Loftus-Cheek U21 HG2   CM / AM / CF (1996-01-23)23 January 1996 (aged 21)
15 Victor Moses HG1   RWB / RW (1990-12-12)12 December 1990 (aged 26)
16 Kenedy U21   LW / CF (1996-02-08)8 February 1996 (aged 21)
21 Nemanja Matić   DM / CM (1988-08-01)1 August 1988 (aged 28)
22 Willian   RW / AM (1988-08-09)9 August 1988 (aged 28)
29 Nathaniel Chalobah HG2   DM / CM (1994-12-12)12 December 1994 (aged 22)
35 Charly Musonda U21 HG2   LW / RW / AM (1996-10-15)15 October 1996 (aged 20)
Strikers
19 Diego Costa   CF (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 28)
23 Michy Batshuayi   CF (1993-10-02)2 October 1993 (aged 23)
41 Dominic Solanke U21 HG2   CF (1997-09-14)14 September 1997 (aged 19)
  • HG1 = Association-trained player
  • HG2 = Club-trained player
  • U21 = Under-21 player

New contractsEdit

No. Pos Player Contract length Contract end Date Source
54 CB   Trevoh Chalobah 3 years 2019 29 June 2016 [128]
55 RB   Joseph Colley 3 years 2019 29 June 2016 [128]
40 GK   Nathan Baxter 2 years 2018 29 June 2016 [128]
62 LW   Harvey St Clair 2 years 2018 29 June 2016 [128]
77 CF   Malakai Hinckson-Mars 2 years 2018 29 June 2016 [128]
56 LB   Cole Dasilva 1 year 2017 29 June 2016 [128]
42 GK   Bradley Collins 2 years 2018 1 July 2016 [129]
RW   Alex Kiwomya 1 year 2017 1 July 2016 [129]
34 RB   Ola Aina 4 years 2020 6 July 2016 [130]
DM   Tika Musonda 1 year 2017 6 July 2016 [20][131]
22 RW   Willian 4 years 2020 12 July 2016 [132]
33 CB   Fikayo Tomori 4 years 2020 1 August 2016 [35]
45 CM   Mukhtar Ali 2 years 2018 3 August 2016 [133]
50 CM   Ruben Sammut 2 years 2018 4 August 2016 [133]
61 RB   Richard Nartey 1 year 2017 4 August 2016 [133]
14 RW   Bertrand Traoré 3 years 2019 12 August 2016 [134]
CB   Kenneth Omeruo 3 years 2019 31 August 2016 [63]
RB   Todd Kane 3 years 2019 23 September 2016 [135]
28 RB   César Azpilicueta 4 years 2020 13 December 2016 [97]
73 CF   Martell Taylor-Crossdale 3 years 2019 23 December 2016 [136]
27 CM   Marco van Ginkel 3 years 2019 31 December 2016 [137]
DM   Jordan Houghton 2 years 2018 1 January 2017 [138]
66 GK   Jamie Cumming 3 years 2019 5 January 2017 [139]
59 CM   Luke McCormick 2 years 2018 6 February 2017 [140]
15 RW   Victor Moses 4 years 2021 1 March 2017 [141]
69 RM   Reece James 3 years 2019 3 March 2017 [142]
67 CM   Conor Gallagher 3 years 2019 3 March 2017 [143]
60 AM   Mason Mount 5 years 2021 4 April 2017 [144]
37 GK   Eduardo 1 year 2018 23 May 2017 [145]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

SummerEdit

No. Pos Player Transferred from Fee Date Source
65 CM   Juan Castillo   Ajax Free (scholar) 1 July 2016 [146]
23 CF   Michy Batshuayi   Marseille £33,200,000 3 July 2016 [147][148]
CF   Charlie Brown   Ipswich Town Free (scholar) 9 July 2016 [149]
7 CM   N'Golo Kanté   Leicester City £32,000,000 16 July 2016 [150][151]
75 GK   Marcin Bułka   FCB Escola Varsovia Free (scholar) 29 July 2016 [152][153]
37 GK   Eduardo   Dinamo Zagreb Free 25 August 2016 [154]
3 LB   Marcos Alonso   Fiorentina £23,000,000 31 August 2016 [66]
30 CB   David Luiz   Paris Saint-Germain £30,000,000 31 August 2016 [67]

WinterEdit

No. Pos Player Transferred from Fee Date Source
CB   Kyle Jameson   Southport Free (scholar) 5 January 2017 [139]

OutEdit

SummerEdit

No. Pos Player Transferred to Fee Date Source
CF   Stipe Perica   Udinese £3,400,000 1 July 2016 [10]
LW   Reece Mitchell   Chesterfield Free 1 July 2016 [155]
CM   John Swift   Reading Free 14 July 2016 [27]
RW   Mohamed Salah   Roma £14,500,000 3 August 2016 [38]
CB   Papy Djilobodji   Sunderland £8,000,000 5 August 2016 [156]
AM   Marko Marin   Olympiacos £3,000,000 23 August 2016 [157]
LB   Kevin Wright   Carlisle United Free 1 December 2016 [158]
CB   Zech Medley   Arsenal Free 6 December 2016 [159]
32 GK   Marco Amelia   Vicenza Free 27 February 2017 [160][161]

WinterEdit

No. Pos Player Transferred to Fee Date Source
8 AM   Oscar   Shanghai SIPG £60,000,000 23 December 2016 [162][102]
12 CM   Mikel John Obi   Tianjin TEDA Undisclosed 6 January 2017 [163][164]
CF   Patrick Bamford   Middlesbrough £6,000,000 18 January 2017 [115]
CB   Dion Conroy   Swindon Town Undisclosed 27 January 2017 [165]
2 CB   Branislav Ivanović   Zenit Saint Petersburg Free 1 February 2017 [121][166]

Loan outEdit

SummerEdit

No. Pos Player Loaned to Start End Source
RB   Wallace   Grêmio 7 January 2016 30 June 2017 [167][168]
LB   Nathan Aké   Bournemouth 1 July 2016 8 January 2017[a] [13]
CM   Lewis Baker   Vitesse 1 July 2016 30 June 2017 [8]
GK   Mitchell Beeney   Crawley Town 1 July 2016 3 January 2017 [170]
CB   Andreas Christensen   Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 July 2016 30 June 2017 [171]
LW   Charly Musonda   Real Betis 1 July 2016 1 January 2017 [b] [11] ov
LW   Nathan   Vitesse 1 July 2016 30 June 2017 [7]
CF   Joao Rodríguez   Santa Fe 1 July 2016 1 January 2017 [c] [174]
AM   Jérémie Boga   Granada 6 July 2016 30 June 2017 [18][175]
CB   Tomáš Kalas   Fulham 13 July 2016 30 June 2017 [176]
38 AM   Kasey Palmer   Huddersfield Town 15 July 2016 30 June 2017 [24]
RW   Alex Kiwomya   Crewe Alexandra 20 July 2016 30 June 2017 [177]
DM   Victorien Angban   Granada 22 July 2016 30 June 2017 [41][178]
GK   Matej Delač   Mouscron-Péruwelz 22 July 2016 30 June 2017 [26][41]
6 LB   Baba Rahman   Schalke 04 2 August 2016 30 June 2017 [d] [180]
32 CF   Tammy Abraham   Bristol City 5 August 2016 30 June 2017 [181]
CM   Jordan Houghton   Doncaster Rovers 6 August 2016 21 February 2017 [e] [f] [41]
CB   Alex Davey   Crawley Town 11 August 2016 3 January 2017 [184]
14 RW   Bertrand Traoré   Ajax 12 August 2016 30 June 2017 [134]
CM   Danilo Pantić   Excelsior 12 August 2016 30 June 2017 [185]
30 CB   Michael Hector   Eintracht Frankfurt 14 August 2016 30 June 2017 [46]
27 GK   Jamal Blackman   Wycombe Wanderers 15 August 2016 30 June 2017 [g] [47]
RW   Isaiah Brown   Rotherham United 15 August 2016 5 January 2017 [h] [187]
CM   Mario Pašalić   Milan 27 August 2016 30 June 2017 [51]
CF   Patrick Bamford   Burnley 30 August 2016 14 January 2017 [i] [189]
18 CF   Loïc Rémy   Crystal Palace 30 August 2016 30 June 2017 [190]
16 LW   Kenedy   Watford 30 August 2016 12 December 2016 [j] [54]
CB   Dion Conroy   Aldershot Town 31 August 2016 27 January 2017 [k] [59][193]
LM   Cristián Cuevas   Sint-Truiden 31 August 2016 30 June 2017 [59]
40 GK   Nathan Baxter   Metropolitan Police 31 August 2016 15 January 2017 [59]
CF   Islam Feruz   Mouscron-Péruwelz 31 August 2016 7 January 2017 [59]
CB   Kenneth Omeruo   Alanyaspor 31 August 2016 30 June 2017 [63]
17 RW   Juan Cuadrado   Juventus 31 August 2016 30 June 2019[l] [195]
CB   Jake Clarke-Salter   Bristol Rovers 31 August 2016 30 June 2017 [60]
CM   Charlie Colkett   Bristol Rovers 31 August 2016 5 January 2017 [m] [60]
LW   Lucas Piazon   Fulham 31 August 2016 30 June 2017[n] [61]
RW   Christian Atsu   Newcastle United 31 August 2016 30 June 2017 [62]
20 CB   Matt Miazga   Vitesse 31 August 2016 30 June 2017 [197]
  1. ^ On 8 January 2017, Ake's loan spell was terminated.[169]
  2. ^ On 1 January 2017, Musonda's loan spell was terminated.[172]
  3. ^ On 28 December 2016, Rodríguez's loan spell was terminated.[173]
  4. ^ A £500,000 loan fee has been applied to the loan for Baba Rahman.[179]
  5. ^ On 1 January 2017, Jordan Houghton's loan at Doncaster Rovers was extended until the end of the season.[182]
  6. ^ On 21 February 2017, Houghton's loan spell was terminated.[183]
  7. ^ On 1 January 2017, Jamal Blackman's loan at Wycombe Wanderers was extended until the end of the season.[182]
  8. ^ On 5 January 2017, Brown's loan spell was terminated.[186]
  9. ^ On 14 January 2017, Bamford's loan was terminated.[188]
  10. ^ On 12 December 2016, Kenedy's loan spell was terminated.[191]
  11. ^ On 27 January 2017, Conroy's loan spell was terminated.[192]
  12. ^ A £5,000,000 loan fee has been applied to the loan for Juan Cuadrado.[194]
  13. ^ On 5 January 2017, Colkett's loan spell was terminated.[196]
  14. ^ On 17 January 2017, Lucas Piazon's loan at Fulham was extended until the end of the season.[114]

WinterEdit

No. Pos Player Loaned to Start End Source
48 LB   Jay Dasilva   Charlton Athletic 1 January 2017 30 June 2017 [198]
27 CM   Marco van Ginkel   PSV Eindhoven 2 January 2017 30 June 2017 [137]
LW   Isaiah Brown   Huddersfield Town 6 January 2017 30 June 2017 [199]
CF   Joao Rodríguez   Cortuluá 6 January 2017 30 June 2017 [200]
CM   Charlie Colkett   Swindon Town 11 January 2017 30 June 2017 [201]
43 RB   Fankaty Dabo   Swindon Town 11 January 2017 30 June 2017 [201]
CF   Islam Feruz   Swindon Town 11 January 2017 30 June 2017 [201]
40 GK   Nathan Baxter   Solihull Moors 16 January 2017 14 May 2017 [202]
33 CB   Fikayo Tomori   Brighton & Hove Albion 23 January 2017 30 June 2017 [118]
45 DM   Mukhtar Ali   Vitesse 29 January 2017 30 June 2017 [119]
49 AM   Miro Muheim   Zürich 3 February 2017 30 June 2017 [203]

Overall transfer activityEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

On 13 April 2016, it was announced that Chelsea would visit Austria for two pre-season friendlies against Rapid Wien and Wolfsberger AC.[204] Chelsea concluded their pre-season campaign facing Bundesliga side Werder Bremen in Germany.[205]

16 July 2016 Friendly Rapid Wien   2–0   Chelsea Vienna, Austria
17:00 CEST Joelinton   8'
Tomi   82'
Report Stadium: Allianz Stadion
Referee: Harald Lechner (Austria)
20 July 2016 Friendly Wolfsberger AC   0–3   Chelsea Klagenfurt, Austria
19:00 CEST Report Ivanović   39'
Traoré   41'
Loftus-Cheek   84'
Chalobah   90+1'
Stadium: Wörthersee Stadion
Attendance: 7800
Referee: Christian-Petru Ciochirca (Austria)
21 July 2016 Friendly Atus Ferlach   0–8   Chelsea Ferlach, Austria
10:00 CEST Report Rémy   11', 41', 81'
Mikel   35'
Batshuayi   49', 67'
Pedro   56', 76'
Attendance: 0 (Behind closed doors)
7 August 2016 Friendly Werder Bremen   2–4   Chelsea Bremen, Germany
15:00 CEST Pizarro   33' (pen.)
Thy   65'
Fritz   69'
Report Hazard   7'
Oscar   9'
Matić   32'
Costa   45'
Pedro   90'
Stadium: Weserstadion
Attendance: 23,611
Referee: Sven Jablonski (Germany)

International Champions CupEdit

On 22 March 2016, the schedule for the 2016 International Champions Cup was announced that Chelsea would play Liverpool, Real Madrid and Milan.[206]

27 July 2016 ICC Chelsea   1–0   Liverpool Pasadena, United States
20:00 PDT Cahill   10',   24'
Fàbregas   70'
Report Moreno   6'
Grujić   12'
Ejaria   39'
Lovren   53'
Stewart   72'
Stadium: Rose Bowl
Attendance: 53,117
Referee: Baldomero Toledo (United States)
30 July 2016 ICC Real Madrid   3–2   Chelsea Ann Arbor, United States
15:00 EDT Marcelo   19', 26'
Mariano   37'
Casemiro   57'
Enzo   78'
Report Traoré   28'
Pedro   33'
Cahill   42'
Hazard   80', 90+1'
Stadium: Michigan Stadium
Attendance: 105,826
Referee: Younes Marrakchi (United States)
3 August 2016 ICC Milan   1–3   Chelsea Minneapolis, United States
20:00 CDT Romagnoli   5'
Bonaventura   38'
Calabria   64'
Report Traoré   24'
Oscar   70' (pen.), 87'
Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium
Attendance: 64,101
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic (United States)

CompetitionsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 30 3 5 85 33 +52 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 26 8 4 86 26 +60 86
3 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 80 39 +41 78
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 78 42 +36 76 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 77 44 +33 75 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[207][208]
(C) Champion
Notes:
  1. ^ Arsenal qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2016–17 FA Cup. As they had also qualified there by the virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Manchester United.

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHH
ResultWWWDLLWWWWWWWWWWWWWLWWDWDWWWLWWLWWWWWW
Position34223865442111111111111111111111111111
Points3691010101316192225283134374043464949525556596063666969727575788184879093
Source: Statto
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Score overviewEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

Opposition Home score Away score Aggregate score Double
Arsenal 3–1 3–0 3–4  
Bournemouth 3–0 3–1 6–1  
Burnley 3–0 1–1 4–1  
Crystal Palace 1-2 0-1 2-2  
Everton 5–0 3–0 8–0  
Hull City 2–0 2–0 4–0  
Leicester City 3–0 3–0 6–0  
Liverpool 1–2 1–1 2–3  
Manchester City 2–1 3–1 5–2  
Manchester United 4–0 2–0 4–2  
Middlesbrough 1–0 3–0 4–0  
Southampton 4–2 2–0 6–2  
Stoke City 4–2 2–1 6–3  
Sunderland 5–1 1–0 6–1  
Swansea City 3–1 2–2 5–3  
Tottenham Hotspur 2–1 2–0 2–3  
Watford 4–3 2–1 6–4  
West Bromwich Albion 1–0 1–0 2–0  
West Ham United 2–1 2–1 4–2  

MatchesEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

The fixtures for the 2016–17 season were announced on 15 June 2016 at 9:00 BST.[209][210]

15 August 2016 1 Chelsea 2–1 West Ham United Fulham, London
20:00 BST Kanté   3'
Costa   19',   89'
Hazard   47' (pen.)
Azpilicueta   75'
Matić   90+2'
Pedro   90+3'
Report Collins   21',   77'
Antonio   46'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,521
Referee: Anthony Taylor
20 August 2016 2 Watford 1–2 Chelsea Watford
15:00 BST Deeney   19'
Capoue   55'
Britos   69'
Holebas   70'
Report Cahill   20'
Costa   56',   87'
Batshuayi   80'
Hazard   90+2'
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 20,772
Referee: Jonathan Moss
27 August 2016 3 Chelsea 3–0 Burnley Fulham, London
15:00 BST Hazard   9'
Oscar   31'
Willian   41'
Ivanović   44'
Moses   89'
Report Keane   50'
Tarkowski   90'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,607
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
11 September 2016 4 Swansea City 2–2 Chelsea Swansea
16:00 BST Fer   26',   62'
Fernández   42'
Amat   48'
Sigurðsson   59' (pen.)
Report Costa   18', 81',   40'
Courtois   59'
Hazard   89'
Terry   90+2'
Stadium: Liberty Stadium
Attendance: 20,865
Referee: Andre Marriner
16 September 2016 5 Chelsea 1–2 Liverpool Fulham, London
20:00 BST Willian   45+1'
Costa   61'
Report Lovren   17'
Henderson   36'
Lucas   88'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,514
Referee: Martin Atkinson
24 September 2016 6 Arsenal 3–0 Chelsea Holloway, London
17:30 BST Sánchez   11'
Walcott   14'
Özil   40'
Report Ivanović   28'
Costa   83'
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Attendance: 60,028
Referee: Michael Oliver
1 October 2016 7 Hull City 0–2 Chelsea Kingston upon Hull
15:00 BST Livermore   42'
Robertson   79'
Report Moses   35'
Matić   41'
Willian   61'
Costa   67'
Stadium: KCOM Stadium
Attendance: 21,257
Referee: Anthony Taylor
15 October 2016 8 Chelsea 3–0 Leicester City Fulham, London
12:30 BST Costa   7'
Hazard   33'
Azpilicueta   51'
Moses   80'
Report Huth   27' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,547
Referee: Andre Marriner
23 October 2016 9 Chelsea 4–0 Manchester United Fulham, London
16:00 BST Pedro   1',   1'
Cahill   21'
David Luiz   41'
Hazard   62'
Alonso   66'
Kanté   70'
Report Bailly   29'
Pogba   75'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,424
Referee: Martin Atkinson
30 October 2016 10 Southampton 0–2 Chelsea Southampton
16:00 GMT Report Hazard   6'
Costa   55'
Stadium: St Mary's Stadium
Attendance: 31,827
Referee: Mike Jones
5 November 2016 11 Chelsea 5–0 Everton Fulham, London
17:30 GMT Hazard   19', 56'
Alonso   20'
Costa   42'
Pedro   65'
Report Bolasie   15'
Jagielka   30'
Barry   64'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,429
Referee: Robert Madley
20 November 2016 12 Middlesbrough 0–1 Chelsea Middlesbrough
16:00 GMT Clayton   8'
Chambers   74'
Report Costa   41'
Azpilicueta   51'
David Luiz   64'
Kanté   73'
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 32,704
Referee: Jonathan Moss
26 November 2016 13 Chelsea 2–1 Tottenham Hotspur Fulham, London
17:30 GMT David Luiz   19'
Pedro   45'
Moses   51'
Willian   85'
Report Eriksen   11'
Dembélé   26'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,513
Referee: Michael Oliver
3 December 2016 (2016-12-03) 14 Manchester City 1–3 Chelsea Manchester
12:30 GMT Otamendi   17'
Cahill   45' (o.g.)
Navas   81'
Agüero   90+6'
Fernandinho   90+7'
Report Kanté   49'
Costa   60'
Willian   70'
Hazard   90'
Chalobah   90+8'
Fàbregas   90+8'
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 54,457
Referee: Anthony Taylor
11 December 2016 15 Chelsea 1–0 West Bromwich Albion Fulham, London
12:00 GMT Kanté   48'
Costa   76'
Matić   88'
Report Brunt   19'
McAuley   29'
Dawson   51'
Yacob   56'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,622
Referee: Mike Dean
14 December 2016 (2016-12-14) 16 Sunderland 0–1 Chelsea Sunderland
19:45 GMT Defoe   43'
O'Shea   45+2'
Borini   72'
Report Fàbregas   40'
Pedro   56'
Moses   90+2'
Stadium: Stadium of Light
Attendance: 41,008
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
17 December 2016 (2016-12-17) 17 Crystal Palace 0–1 Chelsea Selhurst, London
12:30 GMT Ward   17'
Delaney   82'
Report Costa   22',   43'
Kanté   60'
Fàbregas   90+2'
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Referee: Jonathan Moss
26 December 2016 (2016-12-26) 18 Chelsea 3–0 Bournemouth Fulham, London
15:00 GMT Pedro   24',   63'
Hazard   49' (pen.)
S. Cook   90+3' (o.g.)
Report Wilshere   14' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,384
Referee: Mike Jones
31 December 2016 (2016-12-31) 19 Chelsea 4–2 Stoke City Fulham, London
15:00 GMT Moses   24'
Cahill   34'
Willian   57', 65'
Fàbregas   59'
Alonso   70'
Costa   85'
Report Martins Indi   46'
Crouch   64'
Diouf   70'
Adam   86'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,601
Referee: Bobby Madley
4 January 2017 20 Tottenham Hotspur 2–0 Chelsea Tottenham, London
20:00 GMT Wanyama   40'
Alli   45+1', 54',   45+2'
Rose   87'
Report Pedro   18'
Cahill   38'
Stadium: White Hart Lane
Attendance: 31,491
Referee: Martin Atkinson
14 January 2017 21 Leicester City 0–3 Chelsea Leicester
17:30 GMT Fuchs   51' Report Alonso   6', 51'
Pedro   71'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 32,066
Referee: Andre Marriner
22 January 2017 22 Chelsea 2–0 Hull City Fulham, London
16:30 GMT Kanté   43'
Costa   45+7'
Cahill   81'
Report Dawson   7'
Davies   26'
Robertson   52'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,605
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
31 January 2017 23 Liverpool 1–1 Chelsea Liverpool
20:00 GMT Henderson   45'
Wijnaldum   57'
Milner   59'
Report David Luiz   24'
Costa   77'
Willian   79'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 53,157
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
4 February 2017 24 Chelsea 3–1 Arsenal Fulham, London
12:30 GMT Alonso   13'
Hazard   53'
Matić   70'
Fàbregas   85'
Report Mustafi   23'
Giroud   90+1'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,490
Referee: Martin Atkinson
12 February 2017 25 Burnley 1–1 Chelsea Burnley
13:30 GMT Brady   24'
Westwood   69'
Lowton   77'
Barton   88'
Report Pedro   7'
David Luiz   75'
Fàbregas   89'
Stadium: Turf Moor
Attendance: 21,744
Referee: Kevin Friend
25 February 2017 26 Chelsea 3–1 Swansea City Fulham, London
15:00 GMT Fàbregas   19'
Pedro   72'
David Luiz   75'
Costa   84'
Report Naughton   35'
Olsson   36'
Llorente   45+2'
Fer   80'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,612
Referee: Neil Swarbrick
6 March 2017 27 West Ham United 1–2 Chelsea Stratford, London
20:00 GMT Lanzini   90+2' Report Hazard   25'
Fàbregas   45+2'
Costa   50'
Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 56,984
Referee: Andre Marriner
18 March 2017 28 Stoke City 1–2 Chelsea Stoke-on-Trent
15:00 GMT Allen   15'
Walters   38' (pen.)
Bardsley   40'   90+5'
Pieters   65'
Martins Indi   65'
Cameron   90+1'
Report Willian   13'
Costa   17'
Cahill   87'
Fàbregas   90+4'
Stadium: bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 27,724
Referee: Anthony Taylor
1 April 2017 29 Chelsea 1–2 Crystal Palace Fulham, London
15:00 BST Fàbregas   5'
Costa   50'
Cahill   79'
David Luiz   83'
Report Zaha   9'
Benteke   11',   68'
Milivojević   73'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,489
Referee: Craig Pawson
5 April 2017 30 Chelsea 2–1 Manchester City Fulham, London
20:00 BST Hazard   10',   35',   35'
Kanté   90+3'
Report Agüero   26'
Clichy   52'
Delph   77'
Kompany   83'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,528
Referee: Mike Dean
8 April 2017 31 Bournemouth 1–3 Chelsea Bournemouth
17:30 BST Arter   38'
King   42'
Gradel   90+1'
Report Moses   8'
Smith   17' (o.g.)
Hazard   20'
Kanté   58'
Alonso   68'
Pedro   74'
Stadium: Dean Court
Attendance: 11,283
Referee: Andre Marriner
16 April 2017 32 Manchester United 2–0 Chelsea Manchester
16:00 BST Rashford   7'
Herrera   49'
Rojo   75'
Ibrahimović   90'
Report Costa   33'
Cahill   48'
Fàbregas   90'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 75,272
Referee: Robert Madley
25 April 2017 33 Chelsea 4–2 Southampton Fulham, London
19:45 BST Hazard   5'
Kanté   40'
Cahill   45+1'
Fàbregas   49'
Costa   54', 89'
Report Romeu   24',   60'
Tadić   73'
Bertrand   90+4'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,168
Referee: Lee Mason
30 April 2017 34 Everton 0–3 Chelsea Liverpool
14:05 BST Baines   38'
Valencia   58'
Gueye   78'
Report Cahill   35',   79'
Azpilicueta   40'
Costa   56'
Pedro   66'
Matić   75'
Willian   86'
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 39,595
Referee: Jonathan Moss
8 May 2017 35 Chelsea 3–0 Middlesbrough Fulham, London
20:00 BST Costa   23'
Alonso   34'
Matić   65'
Report Fábio   60'
Bamford   89'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,500
Referee: Craig Pawson
12 May 2017 36 West Bromwich Albion 0–1 Chelsea West Bromwich
20:00 BST McClean   20'
Field   36'
Wilson   71'
Report Batshuayi   82' Stadium: The Hawthorns
Attendance: 25,367
Referee: Michael Oliver
15 May 2017 37 Chelsea 4–3 Watford Fulham, London
20:00 BST Terry   22'
Aké   30'
Azpilicueta   36'
Batshuayi   49'
Chalobah   58'
Fàbregas   88'
Report Holebas   4'
Amrabat   11'
Capoue   24'
Janmaat   51'
Okaka   74',   90+4'
Prödl   83'   90+2'
Deeney   90+4'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,473
Referee: Lee Mason
21 May 2017 38 Chelsea 5–1 Sunderland Fulham, London
15:00 BST Willian   8'
Costa   39'
Hazard   61'
Pedro   77'
Batshuayi   90', 90+2'
Report Manquillo   3'
Jones   48'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,618
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

FA CupEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

8 January 2017 Third round Chelsea 4–1 Peterborough United Fulham, London
15:00 GMT Pedro   18', 75'
Fàbregas   24'
Batshuayi   43'
Willian   52'
Terry   67'
Report Forrester   23'
Tafazolli   33'
Nichols   70'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,003
Referee: Kevin Friend
28 January 2017 Fourth round Chelsea 4–0 Brentford Fulham, London
15:00 GMT Willian   14'
Pedro   21'
Ivanović   69'
Batshuayi   81' (pen.)
Chalobah   89'
Report Colin   55' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,042
Referee: Michael Oliver
18 February 2017 Fifth round Wolverhampton Wanderers 0–2 Chelsea Wolverhampton
17:30 GMT Saville   21'
Weimann   33'
Report Pedro   49',   65'
Costa   89'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 30,193
Referee: Jonathan Moss
13 March 2017 Quarter-final Chelsea 1–0 Manchester United Fulham, London
19:45 GMT Kanté   51'
Costa   87'
Report Herrera   20'   35'
Young   79'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,801
Referee: Michael Oliver
22 April 2017 Semi-final Chelsea 4–2 Tottenham Hotspur Wembley, London
17:15 BST Willian   5', 43' (pen.)
Alonso   45+3'
Hazard   75'
Matić   80'
Kanté   90+3'
Report Alderweireld   4'
Kane   18'
Alli   52',   73'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 86,355
Referee: Martin Atkinson
27 May 2017 Final Arsenal 2–1 Chelsea Wembley, London
17:30 BST Sánchez   4'
Ramsey   9',   79'
Holding   54'
Xhaka   81'
Coquelin   83'
Report Moses   57'   68'
Kanté   59'
Costa   76'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 89,472
Referee: Anthony Taylor

EFL CupEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

23 August 2016 Second round Chelsea 3–2 Bristol Rovers Fulham, London
19:45 BST Batshuayi   29', 41'
Moses   31'
Pedro   48'
Report Hartley   35'
Harrison   48' (pen.)
Easter   71'
Taylor   86'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,266
Referee: Keith Stroud
20 September 2016 Third round Leicester City 2–4 (a.e.t.) Chelsea Leicester
19:45 BST Okazaki   17', 34'
Wasilewski   52'   89'
Drinkwater   87'
Chilwell   103'
Report Cahill   45+2'
Azpilicueta   49'
Matić   83'
Fàbregas   92', 94'
David Luiz   109'
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Attendance: 29,899
Referee: Robert Madley
26 October 2016 Fourth round West Ham United 2–1 Chelsea Stratford, London
19:45 BST Kouyaté   11',   90+4'
Fernandes   48'
Noble   64'
Reid   76'
Report Cahill   90+4' Stadium: Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 45,957
Referee: Craig Pawson

StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

 
César Azpilicueta made 46 appearances during the season, more than any other Chelsea player.
No. Pos. Name Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals    
1 GK   Asmir Begović 2 0 3 0 3 0 8 0 0 0
3 DF   Marcos Alonso 30 (1) 6 3 0 1 0 34 (1) 6 3 0
4 MF   Cesc Fàbregas 13 (15) 5 3 (3) 0 2 2 18 (18) 7 8 0
5 DF   Kurt Zouma 2 (6) 0 3 (1) 0 0 0 5 (7) 0 0 0
6 MF   Nathan Aké 1 (1) 0 3 0 0 0 4 (1) 0 1 0
7 MF   N'Golo Kanté 34 1 3 (2) 1 1 0 38 (2) 2 11 0
10 MF   Eden Hazard 35 16 4 1 0 (3) 0 39 (3) 17 3 0
11 MF   Pedro 25 (9) 9 5 4 2 (1) 0 32 (10) 13 8 0
13 GK   Thibaut Courtois 36 0 3 0 0 0 39 0 1 0
14 MF   Ruben Loftus-Cheek 0 (5) 0 2 (1) 0 2 0 4 (6) 0 0 0
15 MF   Victor Moses 29 (5) 3 4 0 2 1 35 (5) 4 5 1
16 MF   Kenedy 1 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0
19 FW   Diego Costa 34 20 3 (2) 2 0 (2) 0 37 (4) 22 11 0
21 MF   Nemanja Matić 29 (5) 1 3 1 2 0 34 (5) 2 5 0
22 MF   Willian 15 (18) 8 5 (1) 4 1 0 21 (19) 12 3 0
23 FW   Michy Batshuayi 1 (19) 5 3 (2) 2 3 2 7 (21) 9 0 0
24 DF   Gary Cahill 35 (1) 6 3 0 3 2 41 (1) 8 4 0
26 DF   John Terry 6 (3) 1 3 0 1 (1) 0 10 (4) 1 1 1
28 DF   César Azpilicueta 38 1 4 (2) 0 3 1 45 (2) 2 4 0
29 MF   Nathaniel Chalobah 1 (9) 0 3 0 1 (1) 0 5 (10) 0 3 0
30 DF   David Luiz 33 1 3 0 2 0 38 1 7 0
34 DF   Ola Aina 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 2 0 2 (4) 0 0 0
35 MF   Charly Musonda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 GK   Eduardo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 FW   Dominic Solanke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players who were transferred or loaned out during the season
2 DF   Branislav Ivanović 6 (7) 0 1 (1) 1 1 0 8 (8) 1 2 0
8 MF   Oscar 5 (4) 0 0 0 1 (1) 0 6 (5) 0 1 0
12 MF   Mikel John Obi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Source: Chelsea F.C.

Top scorersEdit

 
Diego Costa was Chelsea's top scorer with 22 goals, 20 of which were league goals.

The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rank Pos. No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 FW 19   Diego Costa 20 2 0 22
2 MF 10   Eden Hazard 16 1 0 17
3 MF 11   Pedro 9 4 0 13
4 MF 22   Willian 8 4 0 12
5 FW 23   Michy Batshuayi 5 2 2 9
6 DF 24   Gary Cahill 6 0 2 8
7 MF 4   Cesc Fàbregas 5 0 2 7
8 DF 3   Marcos Alonso 6 0 0 6
9 MF 15   Victor Moses 3 0 1 4
10 MF 7   N'Golo Kanté 1 1 0 2
MF 21   Nemanja Matić 1 1 0 2
DF 28   César Azpilicueta 1 0 1 2
13 DF 2   Branislav Ivanović 0 1 0 1
DF 26   John Terry 1 0 0 1
DF 30   David Luiz 1 0 0 1
Own goals 2 0 0 2
Total 85 16 8 109

Last updated: 27 May 2017.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

Clean sheetsEdit

The list is sorted by shirt number when total clean sheets are equal.

Rnk No. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup Total
1 13   Thibaut Courtois 16 1 0 17
2 1   Asmir Begović 0 2 0 2
Total 16 3 0 19

Last updated: 12 May 2017.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

SummaryEdit

Games played 47 (38 Premier League) (6 FA Cup) (3 EFL Cup)
Games won 37 (30 Premier League) (5 FA Cup) (2 EFL Cup)
Games drawn 3 (3 Premier League) (1 FA Cup)
Games lost 7 (5 Premier League) (1 EFL Cup) (1 FA Cup)
Goals scored 109 (85 Premier League) (16 FA Cup) (8 EFL Cup)
Goals conceded 44 (33 Premier League) (5 FA Cup) (6 EFL Cup)
Goal difference +65 (+52 Premier League) (+11 FA Cup) (+2 EFL Cup)
Clean sheets 19 (16 Premier League) (3 FA Cup)
Yellow cards 74 (65 Premier League) (6 FA Cup) (3 EFL Cup)
Red cards 1 (1 FA Cup)
Most appearances   César Azpilicueta (46 Appearances)
Top scorer   Diego Costa (21 goals)
Winning percentage 78.7% (37/47)

Last updated: 21 May 2017.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

AwardsEdit

 
As well as attaining back-to-back league titles, Kanté won the PFA Players' Player of the Year, FWA Footballer of the Year and Premier League Player of the Season awards.

PlayerEdit

No. Player Award Month Source
10   Eden Hazard Premier League Player of the Month October [211]
PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month [212]
19   Diego Costa Premier League Player of the Month November [213]
11   Pedro Premier League Goal of the Month [214]
15   Victor Moses PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month [215]
10   Eden Hazard Premier League Goal of the Month February [216]
7   N'Golo Kante London Football Awards Premier League Player of the Year March [217]
PFA Fans' Premier League Player of the Month [218]
PFA Players' Player of the Year April [219]
11   Pedro Premier League Goal of the Month [124]
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