2018–19 Chelsea F.C. season

The 2018–19 season was Chelsea's 105th competitive season, 30th consecutive season in the top flight of English football, 27th consecutive season in the Premier League, and 113th year in existence as a football club.[1] The season covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

Chelsea
2018–19 season
Chelsea vs. Arsenal, 29 May 2019 32.jpg
Chelsea players celebrating their triumph in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final
OwnerRoman Abramovich
ChairmanBruce Buck
Head coachMaurizio Sarri
StadiumStamford Bridge
Premier League3rd
FA CupFifth round
EFL CupRunners-up
FA Community ShieldRunners-up
UEFA Europa LeagueWinners
Top goalscorerLeague:
Eden Hazard (16 goals)

All:
Eden Hazard (21 goals)
Highest home attendance40,721
(vs. Manchester United, 20 October 2018, Premier League)
Lowest home attendance33,933
(vs. PAOK, 29 November 2018, UEFA Europa League)
Average home league attendance40,441
Biggest win5–0
(vs. Huddersfield Town, 2 February 2019, Premier League)
(vs. Dynamo Kyiv, 14 March 2019, UEFA Europa League)
Biggest defeat0–6
(vs. Manchester City, 10 February 2019, Premier League)

Management teamEdit

Position Name
Head coach   Maurizio Sarri
Assistant coaches   Gianfranco Zola
  Luca Gotti
  Carlo Cudicini
Second assistant coach   Marco Ianni
Goalkeeper coaches   Massimo Nenci
  Henrique Hilário
Fitness coach   Paolo Bertelli
Assistant fitness coaches   Davide Ranzato
  Davide Losi
Scout   Gianni Picchioni

PlayersEdit

No. Pos. Player Nationality Date of birth (Age) Since Ends Apps Goals
1 GK Kepa Arrizabalaga   (1994-10-03)3 October 1994 (aged 24) 2018 2025 54 0
2 DF Antonio Rüdiger   (1993-03-03)3 March 1993 (aged 26) 2017 2022 89 4
3 DF Marcos Alonso   (1990-12-28)28 December 1990 (aged 28) 2016 2023 120 18
5 MF Jorginho   (1991-12-20)20 December 1991 (aged 27) 2018 2023 54 2
6 MF Danny Drinkwater   (1990-03-05)5 March 1990 (aged 29) 2017 2022 23 1
7 MF N'Golo Kanté   (1991-03-29)29 March 1991 (aged 28) 2016 2023 142 8
8 MF Ross Barkley   (1993-12-05)5 December 1993 (aged 25) 2018 2023 52 5
9 FW Gonzalo Higuaín   (1987-12-10)10 December 1987 (aged 31) 2019 2019 18 5
10 MF Eden Hazard   (1991-01-07)7 January 1991 (aged 28) 2012 2020 352 110
11 MF Pedro   (1987-07-28)28 July 1987 (aged 31) 2015 2020 183 41
12 MF Ruben Loftus-Cheek   (1996-01-23)23 January 1996 (aged 23) 2014 2021 72 12
13 GK Willy Caballero   (1981-09-28)28 September 1981 (aged 37) 2017 2020 22 0
17 MF Mateo Kovačić   (1994-05-06)6 May 1994 (aged 25) 2018 2019 51 0
18 FW Olivier Giroud   (1986-09-30)30 September 1986 (aged 32) 2018 2020 63 18
20 MF Callum Hudson-Odoi   (2000-11-07)7 November 2000 (aged 18) 2017 2020 28 5
21 DF Davide Zappacosta   (1992-06-11)11 June 1992 (aged 27) 2017 2021 52 2
22 MF Willian   (1988-08-09)9 August 1988 (aged 30) 2013 2020 292 52
24 DF Gary Cahill (C)   (1985-12-19)19 December 1985 (aged 33) 2012 2019 290 25
27 DF Andreas Christensen   (1996-04-10)10 April 1996 (aged 23) 2012 2022 72 0
28 DF César Azpilicueta   (1989-08-28)28 August 1989 (aged 29) 2012 2022 337 9
30 DF David Luiz   (1987-04-22)22 April 1987 (aged 32) 2016 2021 248 18
31 GK Robert Green   (1980-01-18)18 January 1980 (aged 39) 2018 2019 0 0
33 DF Emerson   (1994-08-03)3 August 1994 (aged 24) 2018 2022 34 1
44 DF Ethan Ampadu   (2000-09-14)14 September 2000 (aged 18) 2017 2023 12 0
51 MF Conor Gallagher   (2000-02-06)6 February 2000 (aged 19) 2019 2021 0 0
52 GK Jamie Cumming   (1999-09-04)4 September 1999 (aged 19) 2018 2021 0 0
53 DF Marc Guehi   (2000-07-13)13 July 2000 (aged 18) 2019 2020 0 0
55 MF George McEachran   (2000-08-30)30 August 2000 (aged 18) 2018 2019 0 0
59 GK Marcin Bułka   (1999-10-04)4 October 1999 (aged 19) 2018 2019 0 0

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Chelsea F.C.

New contractsEdit

No. Pos. Player Date Until Source
46 MF   Ruben Sammut 19 June 2018 30 June 2019 [2]
64 DF   Reece James 27 June 2018 30 June 2022 [3]
58 FW   Daishawn Redan 4 July 2018 30 June 2021 [4]
60 MF   Billy Gilmour 4 July 2018 30 June 2021 [4]
66 GK   Nicolas Tie 4 July 2018 30 June 2021 [4]
63 GK   Karlo Ziger 4 July 2018 30 June 2021 [4]
70 MF   Clinton Mola 4 July 2018 30 June 2020 [4]
65 DF   Renedi Masampu 4 July 2018 30 June 2019 [4]
MF   Danilo Pantić 5 July 2018 30 June 2021 [5]
37 GK   Eduardo 6 July 2018 30 June 2019 [6]
62 DF   Marcel Lavinier 20 July 2018 30 June 2020 [7]
MF   Victorien Angban 27 July 2018 30 June 2020 [8]
11 MF   Pedro 3 August 2018 30 June 2020 [9]
DF   Matt Miazga 6 August 2018 30 June 2022 [10]
DF   Fikayo Tomori 6 August 2018 30 June 2021 [11]
41 DF   Ola Aina 14 August 2018 30 June 2021 [12]
44 DF   Ethan Ampadu 19 September 2018 30 June 2023 [13]
MF   Marcel Lewis 3 October 2018 30 June 2021 [14]
51 MF   Conor Gallagher 22 October 2018 30 June 2021 [15]
3 DF   Marcos Alonso 24 October 2018 30 June 2023 [16]
50 FW   Charlie Brown 29 October 2018 30 June 2021 [17]
52 GK   Jamie Cumming 6 November 2018 30 June 2021 [18]
7 MF   N'Golo Kanté 23 November 2018 30 June 2023 [19]
FW   George Nunn 23 November 2018 30 June 2021 [20]
64 MF   Tino Anjorin 27 November 2018 30 June 2021 [21]
28 DF   César Azpilicueta 4 December 2018 30 June 2022 [22]
GK   Nathan Baxter 21 December 2018 30 June 2023 [23]
MF   Thierno Ballo 4 January 2019 30 June 2021 [24]
DF   Pierre Ekwah-Elimby 17 January 2019 30 June 2021 [25]
67 DF   Ian Maatsen 13 March 2019 30 June 2021 [26]
DF   Dynel Simeu 18 March 2019 30 June 2021 [27]
30 DF   David Luiz 10 May 2019 30 June 2021 [28]
18 FW   Olivier Giroud 21 May 2019 30 June 2020 [29]
13 GK   Willy Caballero 22 May 2019 30 June 2020 [30]

TransfersEdit

InEdit

SummerEdit

Date No. Pos. Player From Fee Source
1 July 2018 67 DF   Ian Maatsen   PSV Eindhoven £100,000 [4]
DF   Sam McClelland   Coleraine Undisclosed [4]
DF   Pierre Ekwah-Elimby   Nantes £1,800,000 [4]
MF   Thierno Ballo   Viktoria Köln £140,000 [4]
FW   George Nunn   Crewe Alexandra £310,000 [4]
14 July 2018 5 MF   Jorginho   Napoli £51,300,000 [31]
26 July 2018 31 GK   Robert Green   Huddersfield Town Free [32]
8 August 2018 1 GK   Kepa Arrizabalaga   Athletic Bilbao £72,000,000 [33]
22 October 2018 GK   Lucas Bergström   TPS Undisclosed [34]

WinterEdit

Date No. Pos. Player From Fee Source
2 January 2019 MF   Christian Pulisic   Borussia Dortmund £57,600,000 [35]

Loan inEdit

SummerEdit

Date Until No. Pos. Player From Fee Source
9 August 2018 30 June 2019 17 MF   Mateo Kovačić   Real Madrid Free [36]

WinterEdit

Date Until No. Pos. Player From Fee Source
23 January 2019 30 June 2019 9 FW   Gonzalo Higuaín   Juventus £7,020,000 [37]

OutEdit

SummerEdit

Date No. Pos. Player To Fee Source
1 July 2018 GK   Matej Delač   Horsens Free [38]
GK   Mitchell Beeney   Sligo Rovers Free [39]
57 MF   Harvey St Clair   Venezia Free [40]
DF   Wallace Unattached [41]
2 July 2018 43 MF   Isaac Christie-Davies   Liverpool Free [42]
6 July 2018 DF   Jonathan Panzo   Monaco £2,700,000 [43]
MF   Jordan Houghton   Milton Keynes Dons Free [44]
21 July 2018 MF   Jérémie Boga   Sassuolo £2,700,000 [45]
7 August 2018 52 DF   Cole Dasilva   Brentford Free [46]
9 August 2018 13 GK   Thibaut Courtois   Real Madrid £31,500,000 [47]
23 August 2018 MF   Tushaun Walters   Greenwich Borough Free [48]

WinterEdit

Date No. Pos. Player To Fee Source
11 January 2019 4 MF   Cesc Fàbregas   Monaco £8,100,000 [49]
25 January 2019 MF   Charlie Colkett   Östersund Undisclosed [50]
31 January 2019 FW   Joao Rodríguez Unattached [51]
DF   Charlie Wakefield   Coventry City Free [52]
FW   Islam Feruz Unattached [53]

Loan outEdit

SummerEdit

Date Until No. Pos. Player To Fee Source
1 July 2018 29 January 2019 [54] DF   Baba Rahman   Schalke Free [55]
3 January 2019 [56] 46 MF   Ruben Sammut   Falkirk Free [2]
31 May 2019 50 DF   Trevoh Chalobah   Ipswich Town Free [57]
31 May 2019 GK   Nathan Baxter   Yeovil Town Free [58]
31 May 2019 64 DF   Reece James   Wigan Athletic Free [3]
31 May 2019 66 DF   Dujon Sterling   Coventry City Free [59]
9 January 2019 [60] MF   Lewis Baker   Leeds United Free [61]
2 July 2018 30 June 2019 DF   Jake Clarke-Salter   Vitesse Free [62]
5 July 2018 30 June 2019 MF   Danilo Pantić   Partizan Free [5]
6 July 2018 30 June 2019 37 GK   Eduardo   Vitesse Free [6]
12 July 2018 31 May 2019 MF   Kenedy   Newcastle United Free [63]
31 January 2019 [51] FW   Joao Rodríguez   Tenerife Free [64]
14 July 2018 3 January 2019 [56] 36 MF   Kyle Scott   Telstar Free [65]
16 July 2018 16 November 2018 [66] GK   Jamal Blackman   Leeds United Free [67]
17 July 2018 31 May 2019 DF   Todd Kane   Hull City Free [68]
31 May 2019 MF   Mason Mount   Derby County Free [69]
21 July 2018 31 December 2018 [70] MF   Charlie Colkett   Shrewsbury Town Free [71]
24 July 2018 30 June 2019 MF   Nathan   Atlético Mineiro Free [72]
25 July 2018 30 June 2019 MF   Mario Pašalić   Atalanta £900,000 [72]
26 July 2018 31 May 2019 54 MF   Jacob Maddox   Cheltenham Town Free [73]
27 July 2018 31 May 2019 MF   Victorien Angban   Metz Free [8]
30 July 2018 9 January 2019 [74] MF   Kasey Palmer   Blackburn Rovers Free [75]
6 August 2018 25 January 2019 [76] DF   Matt Miazga   Nantes £270,000 [10]
31 May 2019 DF   Fikayo Tomori   Derby County Free [11]
9 August 2018 31 May 2019 DF   Jay Dasilva   Bristol City Free [77]
31 May 2019 DF   Kurt Zouma   Everton £7,110,000 [78]
10 August 2018 30 June 2019 MF   Josimar Quintero   Lleida Esportiu Free [79]
31 January 2019 [80] 23 FW   Michy Batshuayi   Valencia £2,700,000 [81]
14 August 2018 30 June 2019 14 MF   Tiémoué Bakayoko   Milan £4,500,000 [82]
30 June 2019 41 DF   Ola Aina   Torino £540,000 [12]
15 August 2018 30 June 2019 DF   Kenneth Omeruo   Leganés £720,000 [83]
23 August 2018 31 May 2019 DF   Tomáš Kalas   Bristol City Free [84]
30 August 2018 6 January 2019 [74] 43 FW   Ike Ugbo   Scunthorpe United Free [85]
31 May 2019 FW   Isaiah Brown   Leeds United Free [86]
31 August 2018 31 May 2019 [87] GK   Bradley Collins   Burton Albion Free [88]
31 May 2019 DF   Michael Hector   Sheffield Wednesday Free [89]
31 May 2019 19 FW   Tammy Abraham   Aston Villa Free [90]
30 June 2019 48 MF   Kylian Hazard   Cercle Brugge Free [91]
30 June 2019 32 MF   Charly Musonda   Vitesse Free [92]
30 June 2019 42 DF   Fankaty Dabo   Sparta Rotterdam Free [93]
26 October 2018 26 December 2018 GK   Ethan Wady   Stevenage Free [94]

WinterEdit

Date Until No. Pos. Player To Fee Source
1 January 2019 31 May 2019 68 GK   Jared Thompson   Warrenpoint Town Free [56]
2 January 2019 30 June 2019 MF   Christian Pulisic   Borussia Dortmund Free [35]
9 January 2019 31 May 2019 MF   Kasey Palmer   Bristol City Free [74]
31 May 2019 MF   Lewis Baker   Reading Free [60]
11 January 2019 31 May 2019 46 DF   Josh Grant   Yeovil Town Free [95]
31 May 2019 63 GK   Karlo Ziger   Sutton United Free [95]
25 January 2019 31 May 2019 DF   Matt Miazga   Reading Free [76]
30 June 2020 15 MF   Victor Moses   Fenerbahçe Free [96]
31 May 2019 DF   Jack Wakely   Basingstoke Town Free [50]
28 January 2019 30 June 2020 29 FW   Álvaro Morata   Atlético Madrid £6,300,000 [97]
29 January 2019 30 June 2019 DF   Baba Rahman   Reims Free [54]
31 January 2019 30 June 2019 34 MF   Lucas Piazon   Chievo Free [51]
31 May 2019 FW   Michy Batshuayi   Crystal Palace £1,040,000 [80]
23 March 2019 31 May 2019 GK   Ethan Wady   Tooting & Mitcham United Free [98]

Overall transfer activityEdit

FriendliesEdit

FriendliesEdit

23 July 2018 Perth Glory   0–1   Chelsea Perth, Australia
19:30 AWST Santalab   87' Report Pedro   5'
Luiz   36'
Stadium: Optus
Attendance: 55,522
Referee: Shaun Evans (Australia)
15 May 2019 New England Revolution   0–3   Chelsea Massachusetts, United States
20:10 EDT Report Barkley   3'62'
Giroud   29'
Stadium: Gillette
Attendance: 27,329
Referee: Nima Saghafi (United States)

International Champions CupEdit

TablesEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts
6   Real Madrid 3 2 0 0 1 6 4 +2 6
7   Juventus 3 1 1 0 1 4 4 0 5
8   Chelsea 3 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 5
9   Manchester United 3 1 1 0 1 4 6 −2 5
10   Lyon 3 1 0 1 1 3 3 0 4
Source: ICC
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Goal differential; 4) Goals scored; 5) Result against common opponent; 6) Fewer red cards; 7) Fewer yellow cards; 8) Fewer fouls committed; 9) Coin flip.

MatchesEdit

28 July 2018 Chelsea   1–1
(5–4 p)
  Internazionale Nice, France
20:05 CEST Pedro   8' Report Gagliardini   49'
D'Ambrosio   86'
Stadium: Allianz Riviera
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Nicolas Rainville (France)
Penalties
Jorginho  
Drinkwater  
Moses  
Abraham  
Azpilicueta  
  Ranocchia
  Gagliardini
  Martínez
  Škriniar
  Karamoh
1 August 2018 Arsenal   1–1
(6–5 p)
  Chelsea Dublin, Republic of Ireland
20:05 IST Lacazette   90+3' Report Rüdiger   5' Stadium: Aviva
Attendance: 46,002
Referee: Paul McLaughlin (Republic of Ireland)
Penalties
Lacazette  
Nelson  
Guendouzi  
Maitland-Niles  
Özil  
Iwobi  
  Drinkwater
  Abraham
  Moses
  Emerson
  Piazon
  Loftus-Cheek
7 August 2018 Chelsea   0–0
(5–4 p)
  Lyon London, England
20:05 BST Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 18,457
Referee: Paul Tierney (England)
Penalties
Jorginho  
Barkley  
Alonso  
Azpilicueta  
Hazard  
  Ferri
  Marcelo
  Gouiri
  Tete
  Cheikh

CompetitionsEdit

Premier LeagueEdit

TablesEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Manchester City (C) 38 32 2 4 95 23 +72 98 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Liverpool 38 30 7 1 89 22 +67 97
3 Chelsea 38 21 9 8 63 39 +24 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 23 2 13 67 39 +28 71
5 Arsenal 38 21 7 10 73 51 +22 70 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).
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the EFL Cup and the FA Cup, Manchester City, qualified for the Champions League, the spot given to the FA Cup winners (Europa League group stage) was passed to the sixth-placed team and the spot given to the League Cup winners (Europa League second qualifying round) was passed to the seventh-placed team.


MatchesEdit

11 August 2018 1 Huddersfield Town 0–3 Chelsea Huddersfield
15:00 BST Schindler   44'
Kongolo   83'
Report Kanté   34'
Jorginho   45' (pen.)
Luiz   69'
Pedro   80'
Stadium: John Smith's
Attendance: 24,121
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
18 August 2018 2 Chelsea 3–2 Arsenal London
17:30 BST Pedro   9'
Morata   20'
Alonso   81'
Report Xhaka   27'
Mkhitaryan   37'
Iwobi   41'
Mustafi   77'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,491
Referee: Martin Atkinson
26 August 2018 3 Newcastle United 1–2 Chelsea Newcastle
16:00 BST Schär   65'
Fernández   68'
Ritchie   70'
Joselu   83'
Report Kovačić   40'
Hazard   76' (pen.)
Yedlin   87' (o.g.)
Stadium: St. James' Park
Attendance: 51,791
Referee: Paul Tierney
1 September 2018 4 Chelsea 2–0 Bournemouth London
15:00 BST Alonso   33'
Kanté   55'
Pedro   72'
Hazard   85'
Report Gosling   20'
Lerma   70'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,178
Referee: Lee Mason
15 September 2018 5 Chelsea 4–1 Cardiff City London
15:00 BST Hazard   37'44'80' (pen.)
Willian   83'
Report Bamba   16' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,499
Referee: Jonathan Moss
23 September 2018 6 West Ham United 0–0 Chelsea London
13:30 BST Anderson   52'
Snodgrass   90+3'
Report Kanté   50' Stadium: London
Attendance: 56,875
Referee: Mike Dean
29 September 2018 7 Chelsea 1–1 Liverpool London
17:30 BST Hazard   25' Report Mané   39'
Milner   77'
Sturridge   89'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,625
Referee: Andre Marriner
7 October 2018 8 Southampton 0–3 Chelsea Southampton
14:15 BST Bertrand   45+2'
Lemina   54'
Cédric   59'
Romeu   61'
Højbjerg   66'
Ings   90'
Report Hazard   30'
Barkley   57'
Morata   90+3'
Stadium: St. Mary's
Attendance: 27,077
Referee: Craig Pawson
20 October 2018 9 Chelsea 2–2 Manchester United London
12:30 BST Rüdiger   21',   30'
Hazard   34'
Barkley   90+6'
Report Matić   13'
Young   27'
Martial   55'73'
Mata   67'
Sánchez   90+4'
Pereira   90+5'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,721
Referee: Mike Dean
28 October 2018 10 Burnley 0–4 Chelsea Burnley
13:30 GMT Tarkowski   43'
Hendrick   48'
Brady   61'
Guðmundsson   64'
Report Morata   22',   43'
Willian   45',   62'
Barkley   57'
Loftus-Cheek   90+2'
Stadium: Turf Moor
Attendance: 21,430
Referee: Craig Pawson
4 November 2018 11 Chelsea 3–1 Crystal Palace London
16:00 GMT Morata   32'65'
Pedro   70'
Report Townsend   53'
Milivojević   86'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,407
Referee: Michael Oliver
11 November 2018 12 Chelsea 0–0 Everton London
14:15 GMT Jorginho   28'
Kanté   33'
Rüdiger   45+2'
Morata   87'
Report Mina   22'
Bernard   45+2'
Pickford   73'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,345
Referee: Kevin Friend
24 November 2018 13 Tottenham Hotspur 3–1 Chelsea London
17:30 GMT Alli   8'
Kane   16'
Son   54'
Report Rüdiger   19'
Hazard   45+3'
Jorginho   72'
Giroud   85'
Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 55,465
Referee: Martin Atkinson
2 December 2018 14 Chelsea 2–0 Fulham London
12:00 GMT Pedro   4'
Azpilicueta   69'
Loftus-Cheek   82'
Morata   83'
Report Odoi   54' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,551
Referee: Craig Pawson
5 December 2018 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Chelsea Wolverhampton
19:45 GMT Saïss   37'
Moutinho   54'
Jiménez   59'
Coady   61'
Jota   63'
Vinagre   68'
Report Loftus-Cheek   18'
Fàbregas   64'
Giroud   86'
Alonso   90+1'
Christensen   90+4'
Stadium: Molineux
Attendance: 31,300
Referee: Jonathan Moss
8 December 2018 16 Chelsea 2–0 Manchester City London
17:30 GMT Kanté   45'
Jorginho   63'
Luiz   78'
Pedro   80'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,571
Referee: Michael Oliver
16 December 2018 17 Brighton & Hove Albion 1–2 Chelsea Falmer
13:30 GMT Dunk   55'
March   66'
Andone   69'
Report Pedro   17'
Hazard   33'
Alonso   87'
Kepa   90'
Stadium: Amex
Attendance: 30,645
Referee: Stuart Attwell
22 December 2018 18 Chelsea 0–1 Leicester City London
15:00 GMT Report Ndidi   31'
Vardy   51'
Mendy   81'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,558
Referee: Lee Probert
26 December 2018 19 Watford 1–2 Chelsea Watford
19:30 GMT Pereyra   45+3'
Foster   58'
Report Hazard   45+1'58' (pen.) Stadium: Vicarage Road
Attendance: 20,415
Referee: Martin Atkinson
30 December 2018 20 Crystal Palace 0–1 Chelsea London
12:00 GMT Report Alonso   10'
Kanté   51'
Stadium: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 25,781
Referee: Craig Pawson
2 January 2019 21 Chelsea 0–0 Southampton London
19:45 GMT Rüdiger   74' Report Bednarek   30'
Romeu   79'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,668
Referee: Jonathan Moss
12 January 2019 22 Chelsea 2–1 Newcastle United London
17:30 GMT Pedro   9'
Willian   57'
Jorginho   63'
Report Ritchie   24'
Clark   40'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,491
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
19 January 2019 23 Arsenal 2–0 Chelsea London
17:30 GMT Lacazette   14'
Koscielny   39'
Report Luiz   37'
Barkley   90+5'
Stadium: Emirates
Attendance: 59,979
Referee: Anthony Taylor
30 January 2019 24 Bournemouth 4–0 Chelsea Bournemouth
19:45 GMT King   47'74'
Brooks   63'
Surman   72'
Daniels   90+5'
Report Stadium: Vitality
Attendance: 10,227
Referee: Roger East
2 February 2019 25 Chelsea 5–0 Huddersfield Town London
15:00 GMT Higuaín   16'69'
Hazard   45+1' (pen.)66'
Luiz   86'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,626
Referee: Paul Tierney
10 February 2019 26 Manchester City 6–0 Chelsea Manchester
16:00 GMT Sterling   4'80'
Agüero   13'19'56' (pen.)
Gündoğan   25',   77'
Report Jorginho   60'
Alonso   69'
Stadium: Etihad
Attendance: 54,452
Referee: Mike Dean
27 February 2019 28 Chelsea 2–0 Tottenham Hotspur London
20:00 GMT Pedro   57'
Trippier   84' (o.g.)
Luiz   90+4'
Report Kane   90+4' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,542
Referee: Andre Marriner
3 March 2019 29 Fulham 1–2 Chelsea London
14:05 GMT Chambers   22',   27'
McDonald   51'
Report Higuaín   20'
Jorginho   31',   61'
Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 24,900
Referee: Graham Scott
10 March 2019 30 Chelsea 1–1 Wolverhampton Wanderers London
14:05 GMT Rüdiger   78'
Hazard   90+2'
Report Doherty   37'
Jiménez   56'
Saïss   66'
Boly   75'
Jota   80'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,692
Referee: Michael Oliver
17 March 2019 31 Everton 2–0 Chelsea Liverpool
16:30 GMT Richarlison   49'
Gomes   59'
Sigurðsson   72'
Report Alonso   36'
Rüdiger   61'
Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 39,356
Referee: Anthony Taylor
31 March 2019 32 Cardiff City 1–2 Chelsea Cardiff
14:05 BST Camarasa   46'
Arter   54'
Gunnarsson   86'
Report Jorginho   26'
Azpilicueta   61',   84'
Rüdiger   87'
Loftus-Cheek   90+1'
Stadium: Cardiff City
Attendance: 32,657
Referee: Craig Pawson
3 April 2019 27 Chelsea 3–0 Brighton & Hove Albion London
19:45 BST Giroud   38'
Hazard   60'
Loftus-Cheek   63'
Report Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,593
Referee: Graham Scott
8 April 2019 33 Chelsea 2–0 West Ham United London
20:00 BST Hazard   24'90'
Azpilicueta   82'
Kepa   84'
Report Ogbonna   11' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,537
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
14 April 2019 34 Liverpool 2–0 Chelsea Liverpool
16:30 BST Mané   51'
Salah   53'
Report Azpilicueta   44' Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 53,279
Referee: Michael Oliver
22 April 2019 35 Chelsea 2–2 Burnley London
20:00 BST Kanté   12'
Higuaín   14'
Pedro   90+2'
Kovačić   90+4'
Report Hendrick   8'
Barnes   24'
Heaton   32'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,642
Referee: Kevin Friend
28 April 2019 36 Manchester United 1–1 Chelsea Manchester
16:30 BST Mata   11'
Herrera   43'
Rojo   80'
Young   89'
Report Alonso   43'
Willian   52'
Kovačić   54'
Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 74,526
Referee: Martin Atkinson
5 May 2019 37 Chelsea 3–0 Watford London
14:00 BST Loftus-Cheek   48'
Luiz   51'
Higuaín   75'
Report Doucouré   90' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,650
Referee: Paul Tierney
12 May 2019 38 Leicester City 0–0 Chelsea Leicester
15:00 BST Report Jorginho   30' Stadium: King Power
Attendance: 32,140
Referee: Anthony Taylor

FA CupEdit

5 January 2019 Third round Chelsea 2–0 Nottingham Forest London
15:00 GMT Barkley   41'
Morata   49'59'
Report Colback   67' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,544
Referee: Andrew Madley
27 January 2019 Fourth round Chelsea 3–0 Sheffield Wednesday London
18:00 GMT Willian   26' (pen.)83'
Hudson-Odoi   64'
Report Fox   38' Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,433
Referee: Andre Marriner
18 February 2019 Fifth round Chelsea 0–2 Manchester United London
19:30 GMT Rüdiger   60'
Kanté   65'
Report Matić   15'
Young   21'
Herrera   31'
Pogba   45'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,562
Referee: Kevin Friend

EFL CupEdit

26 September 2018 Third round Liverpool 1–2 Chelsea Liverpool
19:45 BST Milner   21'
Matip   26'
Fabinho   56'
Sturridge   58'
Keïta   78'
Henderson   90'
Report Kovačić   50'
Emerson   79'
Hazard   85'
Moses   90+1'
Morata   90+5'
Stadium: Anfield
Attendance: 45,503
Referee: Kevin Friend
31 October 2018 Fourth round Chelsea 3–2 Derby County London
19:45 GMT Tomori   5' (o.g.)
Keogh   21' (o.g.)
Fàbregas   41'
Emerson   84'
Report Marriott   9'
Waghorn   27'
Keogh   90+3'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,564
Referee: Jonathan Moss
19 December 2018 Quarter-finals Chelsea 1–0 Bournemouth London
19:45 GMT Fàbregas   60'
Hazard   84'
Report Stanislas   57'
Simpson   65'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 40,432
Referee: Anthony Taylor
8 January 2019 Semi-finals first leg Tottenham Hotspur 1–0 Chelsea London
20:00 GMT Kane   26' (pen.)
Winks   29'
Sánchez   59'
Lamela   82'
Report Kepa   25' Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 44,371
Referee: Michael Oliver
24 January 2019 Semi-finals second leg Chelsea 2–1
(2–2 agg.)
(4–2 p)
Tottenham Hotspur London
19:45 GMT Kanté   27',   56'
Hazard   38'
Jorginho   53'
Azpilicueta   66'
Report Llorente   50'
Sissoko   73'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,610
Referee: Martin Atkinson
Penalties
Willian  
Azpilicueta  
Jorginho  
Luiz  
  Eriksen
  Lamela
  Dier
  Moura
24 February 2019 Final Chelsea 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
Manchester City London
16:30 GMT Luiz   30'
Rüdiger   72'
Jorginho   88'
Report Fernandinho   58'
Otamendi   90+1'
Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 81,775
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Penalties
Jorginho  
Azpilicueta  
Emerson  
Luiz  
Hazard  
  Gündoğan
  Agüero
  Sané
  B. Silva
  Sterling

FA Community ShieldEdit

5 August 2018 Chelsea 0–2 Manchester City London
15:00 BST Report Agüero   13'58' Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 72,724
Referee: Jonathan Moss

UEFA Europa LeagueEdit

Group stageEdit

Tables

Group L
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Chelsea 6 5 1 0 12 3 +9 16 Advance to knockout phase
2   BATE Borisov 6 3 0 3 9 9 0 9
3   Vidi 6 2 1 3 5 7 −2 7
4   PAOK 6 1 0 5 5 12 −7 3
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Matches

20 September 2018 1 PAOK   0–1   Chelsea Thessaloniki, Greece
19:55 EEST Wernbloom   88'
Warda   90+2'
El Kaddouri   90+3'
Report Willian   7'
Barkley   90'
Rüdiger   90+1'
Stadium: Toumba
Attendance: 24,310
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)
4 October 2018 2 Chelsea   1–0   MOL Vidi London, England
20:00 BST Morata   66',   70' Report Nego   14'
Huszti   44'
Milanov   56'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,925
Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (Czech Republic)
25 October 2018 3 Chelsea   3–1   BATE Borisov London, England
20:00 BST Loftus-Cheek   2'8'54' Report Hleb   34'
Rios   80'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,799
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (Italy)
8 November 2018 4 BATE Borisov   0–1   Chelsea Barysaw, Belarus
20:55 FET Report Giroud   53' Stadium: Borisov Arena
Attendance: 13,141
Referee: Nikola Dabanović (Montenegro)
29 November 2018 5 Chelsea   4–0   PAOK London, England
20:00 GMT Giroud   27'37'
Cahill   54'
Hudson-Odoi   60'
Morata   78'
Report Khacheridi   7'
Wernbloom   50'
Pelkas   80'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 33,933
Referee: Kristo Tohver (Estonia)
13 December 2018 6 MOL Vidi   2–2   Chelsea Budapest, Hungary
18:55 CET Ampadu   32' (o.g.)
Nego   56',   76'
Juhász   66'
Huszti   69'
Vinícius   74'
Report Willian   30'
Giroud   75'
Loftus-Cheek   79'
Stadium: Groupama Arena
Attendance: 19,242
Referee: Aleksandar Stavrev (North Macedonia)

Knockout phaseEdit

14 February 2019 Round of 32 first leg Malmö FF   1–2   Chelsea Malmö, Sweden
21:00 CET Christiansen   80' Report Barkley   30'
Giroud   58'
Stadium: Malmö New Stadion
Attendance: 20,312
Referee: Aleksei Kulbakov (Belarus)
21 February 2019 Round of 32 second leg Chelsea   3–0
(5–1 agg.)
  Malmö FF London, England
20:00 GMT Barkley   18',   74'
Giroud   55'
Hudson-Odoi   84'
Report Safari   31'
Rosenberg   44'
Christiansen   51'
Bengtsson   52'   73'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 39,813
Referee: Orel Grinfeld (Israel)
7 March 2019 Round of 16 first leg Chelsea   3–0   Dynamo Kyiv London, England
20:00 GMT Pedro   17'
Willian   65'
Hudson-Odoi   90'
Report Shepelyev   9'
Buyalskyi   42'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 37,280
Referee: Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)
14 March 2019 Round of 16 second leg Dynamo Kyiv   0–5
(0–8 agg.)
  Chelsea Kiev, Ukraine
19:55 EET Mykolenko   61' Report Giroud   5'33'59'
Alonso   45+1'
Azpilicueta   73'
Hudson-Odoi   78'
Stadium: Kiev Olympic
Attendance: 64,830
Referee: Tobias Stieler (Germany)
11 April 2019 Quarter-finals first leg Slavia Prague   0–1   Chelsea Prague, Czech Republic
21:00 CEST Coufal   83' Report Alonso   86' Stadium: Eden Arena
Attendance: 17,484
Referee: Felix Zwayer (Germany)
18 April 2019 Quarter-finals second leg Chelsea   4–3
(5–3 agg.)
  Slavia Prague London, England
20:00 BST Pedro   5'27'
Deli   10' (o.g.)
Giroud   17'
Kanté   34'
Emerson   75'
Kepa   83'
Luiz   90'
Report Souček   26',   53'
Ševčík   51'55'
Kúdela   73'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 38,326
Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)
2 May 2019 Semi-finals first leg Eintracht Frankfurt   1–1   Chelsea Frankfurt, Germany
21:00 CEST Jović   23'
Hasebe   58'
Fernandes   61'
Report Christensen   19'
Pedro   45'
Stadium: Commerzbank-Arena
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (Spain)
9 May 2019 Semi-finals second leg Chelsea   1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–2 agg.)
(4–3 p)
  Eintracht Frankfurt London, England
20:00 BST Loftus-Cheek   28'
Kovačić   52'
Azpilicueta   83'
Zappacosta   120+1'
Report Falette   38'
Rode   40'
Jović   49'
Abraham   90+1'
de Guzmán   90+1'
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 36,070
Referee: Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania)
Penalties
Barkley  
Azpilicueta  
Jorginho  
Luiz  
Hazard  
  Haller
  Jović
  de Guzmán
  Hinteregger
  Paciência
29 May 2019 Final Chelsea   4–1   Arsenal Baku, Azerbaijan
23:00 AZT Giroud   49'
Pedro   56',   60'
Hazard   65' (pen.)72'
Christensen   68'
Report Iwobi   69' Stadium: Baku Olympic
Attendance: 51,370
Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

ReviewEdit

AugustEdit

Chelsea began the league campaign under new manager Sarri with a "comfortable" 3–0 victory at Huddersfield Town,[99] with new midfielder Jorginho scoring a penalty on his debut, in between goals from N'Golo Kante and Pedro. This was followed with a home clash with Arsenal in the first home match of the season. After Pedro and Alvaro Morata quickly established a firm Chelsea advantage, Arsenal fought back to level before the break before Marcos Alonso won it late for the Blues.[100] Chelsea then made the long trip to Newcastle, and took the lead with fourteen minutes to play with an Eden Hazard penalty. With seven minutes to play, striker Joselu leveled it up, however Chelsea would have the last word, with a DeAndre Yedlin own goal with three minutes left seeing them edge it 2–1.[101]

SeptemberEdit

Chelsea began September by earning their fourth successive league win, courtesy of a 2–0 triumph over Bournemouth after goals from Pedro and Hazard late on.[102] This was followed by a clash with Cardiff City, but Chelsea were silenced after a surprise early goal from Sol Bamba; however two goals in six minutes from Hazard ensured Chelsea took a 2–1 lead, before he completed his hat-trick ten minutes from time. A Willian goal soon afterwards sealed a 4–1 win.[103] This was followed by a trip to Greek outfit PAOK Salonika in the opening group stage contest of that season's UEFA Europa League, with Chelsea playing in the competition for the first time since winning it in 2013.[104] The Blues started off their campaign brightly, scoring after just seven minutes through Willian, but ultimately had to battle to a 1–0 win.[105] However, Chelsea dropped their first points of the campaign against a West Ham team that had been winless at home thus far that season.[106] drawing 0–0.[107] Chelsea followed the point at the London Stadium with a League Cup third-round success at Liverpool. After falling behind on 56 minutes through Daniel Sturridge, Chelsea struck back through Emerson and Hazard to claim a 2–1 win.[108] They then faced a Reds side with a stronger team sheet at Stamford Bridge in the league, but were undone thanks to a late Sturridge stunner, and had to settle for a 1–1 draw.[109] However, with Hazard having scored five league goals in the month, including the hat-trick against Cardiff, he was awarded with the Premier League Player of the Month for September 2018.[110]

OctoberEdit

October began with a narrow win over Hungarians MOL Vidi in the Europa League, with Morata scoring the game's only goal with twenty minutes to play.[111] Chelsea then turned on the style in a 3–0 league win at Southampton, with Ross Barkley scoring his first of the season in between Hazard and Morata goals.[112] Next up, Jose Mourinho – who had won three Premier League titles with Chelsea – made his return to Stamford Bridge as manager of Manchester United,[113] who were eighth in the league and struggling.[114] Chelsea took a 1–0 lead into half-time after a looping header from Antonio Rudiger, but a quickfire double from Anthony Martial in the second half put United in front; however, a 96th minute equalizer from Ross Barkley kept Chelsea's unbeaten season intact.[115] Chelsea maintained their perfect Europa League record after a hat-trick for Ruben Loftus-Cheek helped them to a 3–1 win over Belarusian BATE Borisov,[116] before the young English forward scored his first league goal of the season to cap off a "commanding" 4–0 destruction of Burnley at Turf Moor.[117] Chelsea then battled to a 3–2 home win over Derby County in the League Cup last 16, with all five goals coming in an eventful first half, with Fikayo Tomori and Cesc Fabregas (along with a Richard Keogh own goal) on target for the Blues.[118]

NovemberEdit

Chelsea began November with a 3–1 home win over Crystal Palace, thanks largely to Morata's double.[119] A nervy 1–0 win at BATE followed, with Olivier Giroud scoring his first goal under Maurizio Sarri, sealing a spot in the last 32 of the Europa League.[120] Afterwards, Chelsea extended their unbeaten run of the campaign to eighteen matches after a goalless draw at home with Everton.[121] However, their unbeaten record under Sarri was halted at that figure, with several defensive lapses seeing them fall to a 3–1 loss at Tottenham.[122] Chelsea, however, recovered well by securing top spot in their Europa League group with a dominant 4–0 win over PAOK Salonika, with Giroud scoring twice and Callum Hudson-Odoi getting his first senior goal in a convincing display to cap off November.[123]

DecemberEdit

Chelsea began December with a routine 2–0 home win over Fulham, thanks to goals from Pedro and Loftus-Cheek.[124] before losing for just the second time that season, away to Wolves. After Ruben Loftus-Cheek gave Chelsea a first-half lead, the hosts struck back with second-half goals from Raul Jiminez and Diogo Jota to claim a 2–1 win.[125] Chelsea were underdogs heading into a clash against a Manchester City team who had not lost domestically since April.[126] However, despite being outplayed for large periods of the contest, a rocket-shot from Kante and a looping header from David Luiz sealed a memorable 2–0 win to ensure Chelsea's return to the top four.[127] Chelsea then completed their Europa League group campaign with a 2–2 draw away to MOL Vidi. After going ahead through Willian, an Ethan Ampadu own goal and Loic Nego's sweet volley put the home side ahead, before a late leveller from Giroud sealed a point.[128] After first-half goals from Pedro and Hazard helped Chelsea battle past a resilient Brighton team,[129] Maurizio Sarri's team set up a League Cup semi-final with London rivals Tottenham after scraping past Bournemouth 1–0 in the quarter-finals.[130] However, this was followed by a frustrating home defeat to Leicester City, with the Foxes becoming the first team to win at Stamford Bridge all year thanks to Jamie Vardy's 51st-minute effort.[131] After goals from either side in first-half stoppage-time, Eden Hazard's penalty won the day at Watford,[132] before 2018 ended on a high for Chelsea after N'Golo Kante scored the only goal at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace.[133]

JanuaryEdit

A disappointing goalless draw at home with Southampton was not the best way possible to start the new year,[134] but Chelsea soon secured their first win of 2019 after beating Nottingham Forest 2–0 in the FA Cup third round.[135] However, a 1–0 reverse to Tottenham in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final followed,[136] before goals from Pedro and Willian earned a 2–1 victory over Newcastle United.[137] Chelsea (in fourth) had the gap to fifth closed to three points after Arsenal won 2–0 in a one-sided London derby,[138] before beating Tottenham 4–2 on penalties after winning 2–1 in the second leg of the League Cup semi-final,[139] to set up a final against holders Manchester City. They then strolled to a 3–0 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fourth round,[140] before falling out of the top four after suffering a 4–0 league reverse at Bournemouth.[141]

January TransfersEdit

Chelsea only signed two players in January; the first was Juventus` Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain, who arrived on loan for the remainder of the season, with an option to buy at the end.[142] The second was young American prospect Christian Pulisic, who signed from Borussia Dortmund, though was sent back on loan to Germany for the remainder of the campaign.[143] A host of players departed on loan,[144] among them Alvaro Morata to Spaniards Atletico Madrid and Michy Batshuayi to Fenerbahce.[145][146] Five players also departed permanently, most notably Cesc Fabregas, who joined French side AS Monaco.[144]

FebruaryEdit

Chelsea returned to fourth after walloping Huddersfield Town 5–0 in the Premier League, with January signing Gonzalo Higuain scoring twice on his home debut.[147] However, Chelsea's flaws were exposed after being beaten 6–0 at Manchester City, in their heaviest league defeat since 1992, when they lost 7–0 to Nottingham Forest.[148] After the City drubbing, Chelsea earned a 2–1 win away to Swedish outfit Malmo FF in the first leg of the Europa League last 32.[149] An FA Cup exit to Manchester United was followed by the second leg,[150] which Chelsea won 3–0 to secure passage to the last 16.[151] Chelsea then faced Manchester City in the League Cup final, and put in a solid defensive display to draw 0–0. In extra-time, however, manager Sarri attempted to call goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga off, but the Spanish stopper refused to be substituted,[152] and City went on to win 4–3 on penalties.[153] Chelsea ended February with a critical home match against Tottenham in the league. After taking the lead through Pedro, Chelsea won 2–0 after a Kieran Trippier backpass rolled into his own net.[154]

MarchEdit

March began with Higuain scoring his first away goal for Chelsea in a narrow 2–1 success at Fulham,[155] before goals from Pedro, Willian and Hudson-Odoi ensured a 3–0 first leg win over Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League.[156] A stoppage-time equalizer from Eden Hazard earned them a point against Wolves,[157] before Olivier Giroud's first Chelsea hat-trick ensured a memorable 5–0 win away to Dynamo Kiev, and an 8–0 aggregate victory.[158] A 2–0 league loss to Everton further dented Chelsea's Champions League qualification hopes,[159] before March ended with a controversial win at Cardiff City,[160] with Cesar Azpilicueta scoring from an offside position and Cardiff having at least "two good penalty shouts."[160] waved away.

AprilEdit

Chelsea maintained their 100% league record against Brighton with a 3–0 victory at Stamford Bridge that lifted them to fifth.[161] Eden Hazard scored what would win the Premier League goal of the Month for April with a fantastic solo effort as the forward netted a brace in the 2–0 win over West Ham United.[110][162] A late Marcos Alonso header earned Chelsea a 1–0 away win in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals against Czech Slavia Prague,[163] before second-half goals from Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah saw Chelsea lose 2–0 at Liverpool in the league.[164] However, they followed this up with a thrilling 4–3 win against Slavia Prague in the return quarter-final leg of the Europa League, with Chelsea leading 4–1 after 27 minutes.[165] Chelsea then drew with Burnley 2–2, as Kante scored his first goal of 2019 and Higuain adding his fourth for the club. All four goals came in a thrilling opening 24 minutes,[166] before April finished with Alonso cancelling out Juan Mata's opener in a 1–1 draw away with Manchester United.[167]

MayEdit

May began with a tense 1–1 draw away to German Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final, with Pedro lashing home an equalizer just before half-time.[168] Chelsea then secured a top-four finish for the first time since 2017, after second-half goals from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, David Luiz and Gonzalo Higuain earned a 3–0 home win against Watford.[169] Chelsea then faced Frankfurt in the second leg of the Europa League semi-final and, after taking the lead through Loftus-Cheek, were forced into extra-time after a second-half goal from Luka Jovic. Cesar Azpilicueta had a goal disallowed for a foul on goalie Trapp in the build-up, before Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty in the shootout to send Chelsea to meet Arsenal's 7–3 aggregate winners over Valencia in the final in Baku, Azerbaijan.[170][171][172] Chelsea's final day draw at Leicester secured a third-place league finish,[173] with Chelsea having amassed 72 points from a possible 114.[174] Chelsea collected one individual award for the league campaign, with Eden Hazards 15 assists enough to earn him the Premier League Playmaker Award for the most assists,[175] whilst also collecting the Chelsea Player of the Year, Players` Player of the Year and Goal of the Year.[176] After a 3–0 win away to New England Revolution in a warm-up friendly,[177] Chelsea faced Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League final. After a tense first half of few openings, Olivier Giroud nodded Chelsea in front on 49 minutes,[178] and the team soon were ahead 2–0 after Pedro swept home on the hour mark.[178] Hazard made it 3–0 from the spot before Alex Iwobi pulled on back for Arsenal;[178] however, a second from Hazard sealed the game ensured a 4–1 win as Chelsea won the Europa League for the second time in their history.[178][179]

StatisticsEdit

Appearances and goalsEdit

No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup FA Community Shield UEFA Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   Kepa Arrizabalaga 36 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 13 0 54 0
2 DF   Antonio Rüdiger 33 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 44 1
3 DF   Marcos Alonso 31 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 2 39 4
5 MF   Jorginho 37 2 1 (1) 0 3 0 1 0 8 (3) 0 50 (4) 2
6 MF   Danny Drinkwater 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
7 MF   N'Golo Kanté 36 4 1 (1) 0 4 (1) 1 0 0 6 (4) 0 47 (6) 5
8 MF   Ross Barkley 13 (14) 3 2 (1) 0 5 0 1 0 9 (3) 2 30 (18) 5
9 FW   Gonzalo Higuaín 13 (1) 5 2 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 15 (3) 5
10 MF   Eden Hazard 32 (5) 16 1 (1) 0 3 (2) 3 0 0 4 (4) 2 40 (12) 21
11 MF   Pedro 21 (10) 8 1 0 2 (3) 0 1 0 11 (3) 5 36 (16) 13
12 MF   Ruben Loftus-Cheek 6 (18) 6 1 (1) 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 8 (3) 4 17 (23) 10
13 GK   Willy Caballero 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
17 MF   Mateo Kovačić 21 (11) 0 2 0 3 (2) 0 0 0 10 (2) 0 36 (15) 0
18 FW   Olivier Giroud 7 (20) 2 0 (1) 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 12 (2) 11 21 (24) 13
20 MF   Callum Hudson-Odoi 4 (6) 0 2 1 1 (1) 0 1 0 4 (5) 4 12 (12) 5
21 DF   Davide Zappacosta 1 (3) 0 1 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 8 (2) 0 11 (6) 0
22 MF   Willian 26 (6) 3 1 (1) 2 5 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 11 (4) 3 43 (13) 8
24 DF   Gary Cahill 0 (2) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 6 (2) 0
27 DF   Andreas Christensen 6 (2) 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 15 0 27 (2) 0
28 DF   César Azpilicueta 38 1 2 (1) 0 5 (1) 0 1 0 7 (2) 0 53 (4) 1
30 DF   David Luiz 36 3 2 0 2 (3) 0 1 0 6 0 47 (3) 3
31 GK   Robert Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Emerson 7 (3) 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 11 0 24 (3) 1
44 DF   Ethan Ampadu 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 (2) 0 3 (2) 0
51 MF   Conor Gallagher 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
52 GK   Jamie Cumming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 DF   Marc Guehi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
55 MF   George McEachran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
59 GK   Marcin Bułka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Players have left the club
19 FW   Tammy Abraham 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
4 MF   Cesc Fàbregas 1 (5) 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 4 (1) 0 10 (6) 1
15 MF   Victor Moses 0 (2) 0 0 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 0 (2) 0 1 (5) 0
29 FW   Álvaro Morata 11 (5) 5 1 2 2 0 1 0 3 (1) 2 18 (6) 9
34 MF   Lucas Piazon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Competitions

Top scorersEdit

Rank No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup FA Community Shield UEFA Europa League Total
1 10 MF   Eden Hazard 16 0 3 0 2 21
2 11 MF   Pedro 8 0 0 0 5 13
18 FW   Olivier Giroud 2 0 0 0 11
4 12 MF   Ruben Loftus-Cheek 6 0 0 0 4 10
5 29 FW   Álvaro Morata 5 2 0 0 2 9
6 22 MF   Willian 3 2 0 0 3 8
7 7 MF   N'Golo Kanté 4 0 1 0 0 5
8 MF   Ross Barkley 3 0 0 0 2
9 FW   Gonzalo Higuaín 5 0 0 0 0
20 MF   Callum Hudson-Odoi 0 1 0 0 4
11 3 DF   Marcos Alonso 2 0 0 0 2 4
12 30 DF   David Luiz 3 0 0 0 0 3
13 5 MF   Jorginho 2 0 0 0 0 2
14 2 DF   Antonio Rüdiger 1 0 0 0 0 1
4 MF   Cesc Fàbregas 0 0 1 0 0
28 DF   César Azpilicueta 1 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Emerson 0 0 1 0 0
Own goals 2 0 2 0 1 5
Total 63 5 8 0 36 112

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Competitions

Top assistsEdit

Rank No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup FA Community Shield UEFA Europa League Total
1 10 MF   Eden Hazard 15 0 0 0 2 17
2 22 MF   Willian 6 0 0 0 7 13
3 18 FW   Olivier Giroud 4 1 0 0 4 9
4 28 DF   César Azpilicueta 5 0 2 0 0 7
5 8 MF   Ross Barkley 5 0 0 0 1 6
6 3 DF   Marcos Alonso 4 0 0 0 1 5
11 MF   Pedro 2 0 0 0 3
12 MF   Ruben Loftus-Cheek 2 0 0 0 3
20 MF   Callum Hudson-Odoi 1 2 0 0 2
10 7 MF   N'Golo Kanté 4 0 0 0 0 4
11 4 MF   Cesc Fàbregas 0 0 0 0 2 2
17 MF   Mateo Kovačić 2 0 0 0 0
21 DF   Davide Zappacosta 0 0 1 0 1
30 DF   David Luiz 2 0 0 0 0
33 DF   Emerson 0 0 0 0 2
16 27 DF   Andreas Christensen 0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 52 4 3 0 28 87

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Competitions

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup FA Community Shield UEFA Europa League Total
1 1 GK   Kepa Arrizabalaga 14 0 2 0 7 23
2 13 GK   Willy Caballero 2 2 0 0 1 5
Total 16 2 2 0 8 28

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Competitions

DisciplineEdit

No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup EFL Cup FA Community Shield UEFA Europa League Total
                                               
1 GK   Kepa Arrizabalaga 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
2 DF   Antonio Rüdiger 7 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 0 0
3 DF   Marcos Alonso 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0
4 MF   Cesc Fàbregas 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
5 MF   Jorginho 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0
7 MF   N'Golo Kanté 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0 0
8 MF   Ross Barkley 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0
10 MF   Eden Hazard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 MF   Pedro 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0
12 MF   Ruben Loftus-Cheek 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
15 MF   Victor Moses 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 MF   Mateo Kovačić 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
18 FW   Olivier Giroud 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 DF   Davide Zappacosta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
22 MF   Willian 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 DF   Gary Cahill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
27 DF   Andreas Christensen 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
28 DF   César Azpilicueta 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 0
29 FW   Álvaro Morata 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
30 DF   David Luiz 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
33 DF   Emerson 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
Total 49 0 0 3 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 81 0 0

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Competitions

SummaryEdit

Competition P W D L GF GA CS        
Premier League 38 21 9 8 63 39 16 49 0 0
FA Cup 3 2 0 1 5 2 2 3 0 0
EFL Cup 6 4 1 1 8 5 2 12 0 0
FA Community Shield 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
UEFA Europa League 15 12 3 0 36 10 8 17 0 0
Total 63 39 13 11 112 58 28 81 0 0

Last updated: 30 June 2019.
Source: Competitions

AwardsEdit

No. Pos. Player Award Source
10 MF   Eden Hazard Premier League Player of the Month (September) [180]
Premier League Goal of the Month (April) [181]
Chelsea Player of the Year [182]
Chelsea Players' Player of the Year [183]
Chelsea Goal of the Season [184]
Premier League Playmaker of the Season [185]
PFA Fans' Player of the Year [186]
UEFA Europa League Player of the Season [187]
20 MF   Callum Hudson-Odoi Chelsea Young Player of the Year [188]
51 MF   Conor Gallagher Chelsea Academy Player of the Year [188]

ReferencesEdit

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