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Stamford is very proud to have been invited to be part of the Chelsea Supporters Trust hosted Chelsea Heritage Partnership. We are a collection of like-minded and dedicated people, piecing together and publishing information concerning Chelsea FC's long and storied history since their inception in 1905.

Please follow the link to The Heritage Partnership for more information on who we are and what we are doing.

The Database

There are currently profiles for 779 different players and 39 different managers to have played and/or managed a Competitive match for Chelsea Football Club

There are currently details of 6350 first-team matches in the database, of which there are:
4325 league matches
--->2360 Football League Division 1 matches
--->786 Football League Division 2 matches
--->1179 FA Premier League matches
422 FA Cup matches
295 European matches
217 League Cup matches
48 other competitive matches
1043 non-competitive matches

There are also details of 8809 reserve & youth matches recorded. Please be aware this part of the database is very much a work in progress and as such there is lots of missing information.

The Roman Era

During the period Roman Abromovich owned Chelsea FC, there were 1213 first-team matches, of which there were:
722 Premier League matches
97 FA Cup matches
203 European matches
71 League Cup matches
13 other competitive matches
107 non-competitive matches

The Boehly/Clearlake Capital Era

During the Boehly/Clearlake Capital era there have been 43 matches, of which there have been:
27 Premier League matches
1 FA Cup matches
8 European matches
1 League Cup matches
0 other competitive matches
6 non-competitive matches

As far as I am aware, details for every competitive match are logged in the database, including line-ups, scorers, attendance, venue, substitution, bookings, sendings off etc. There are quite a number of non-competitive matches still to enter details for.

Please note, that for the purposes of the whole site, 'competitive' fixtures are: League, FA Cup, League cup (in all it's forms), European trophies (including Super Cup), Full Members cup (in all it's forms), Charity / Community Shield & FIFA World Club Cup games.

Latest First-Team Result

LeagueSat, 18th Mar 2023Chelsea22Everton

Next First-Team Game

LeagueSat, 1st Apr 2023 at 17:30Chelsea v Aston Villa

On This Day

Happy birthday to the following:

N'Golo Kanté is 32 years old today.
Fabio Borini is 32 years old today.

Born on this day, but no longer with us:

Bill Finlayson was born 124 years ago today (passed away 1979).

Died on this day:

Bill Livingstone passed away on this day in 2011.

First-Team Matches played on this date in:

YearCompHome  AwayAtt
1907LeagueChelsea30Hull City48,000 match won
1911LeagueChelsea21West Bromwich Albion12,600 match won
1913LeagueChelsea16Blackburn Rovers30,000 match lost
1918War LeagueChelsea10Queens Park Rangers8,000 match won
1919War LeagueClapton Orient00Chelsea7,000 match drawn programme cover for Clapton Orient v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1919
1921LeagueChelsea51Aston Villa25,000 match won programme cover for Chelsea v Aston Villa, 29th Mar 1921
1924FriendlyChelsea02Corinthians (UK)Unknown match lost programme cover for Chelsea v Corinthians (UK), 29th Mar 1924
1929LeagueGrimsby Town10Chelsea23,644 match lost
1930LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers01Chelsea16,967 match won
1933LeagueDerby County01Chelsea7,141 match won
1937LeagueCharlton Athletic10Chelsea45,860 match lost programme cover for Charlton Athletic v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1937
|----> Debut: Doug Smale
1947LeagueAston Villa20Chelsea35,786 match lost programme cover for Aston Villa v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1947
1948LeagueManchester City10Chelsea31,643 match lost programme cover for Manchester City v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1948
|----> Last Game: Bill Robertson
1950LeagueChelsea21Middlesbrough15,513 match won programme cover for Chelsea v Middlesbrough, 29th Mar 1950
1955LeagueChelsea21Sunderland33,203 match won programme cover for Chelsea v Sunderland, 29th Mar 1955
|----> Debut: Peter Brabrook
|----> Last Chelsea Goal(s): Stan Willemse
1958LeagueChelsea00Sunderland32,929 match drawn programme cover for Chelsea v Sunderland, 29th Mar 1958
|----> Last Game: Jim Lewis
1966EuropeChelsea10T.S.V. Munich 186042,224 match won programme cover for Chelsea v T.S.V. Munich 1860, 29th Mar 1966
1969LeagueEverton12Chelsea42,190 match won programme cover for Everton v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1969
1972LeagueChelsea20Sheffield United28,444 match won programme cover for Chelsea v Sheffield United, 29th Mar 1972
1975LeagueWest Ham United01Chelsea31,025 match won programme cover for West Ham United v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1975
1977FriendlyChelsea30Chelsea 1970 XI16,862 match won programme cover for Chelsea v Chelsea 1970 XI, 29th Mar 1977
1980LeagueCharlton Athletic12Chelsea16,425 match won programme cover for Charlton Athletic v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1980
1986LeagueChelsea04West Ham United29,955 match lost programme cover for Chelsea v West Ham United, 29th Mar 1986
1988LeagueChelsea11Watford11,240 match drawn programme cover for Chelsea v Watford, 29th Mar 1988
1998League CupMiddlesbrough02Chelsea77,698 match won programme cover for Middlesbrough v Chelsea, 29th Mar 1998
|----> Last Game: Frank Sinclair
|----> Last Chelsea Goal(s): Frank Sinclair
2014LeagueCrystal Palace10Chelsea25,166 match lost programme cover for Crystal Palace v Chelsea, 29th Mar 2014

Non First-Team Matches played on this date in:

YearCompHome  AwayAtt
1907Reserve LeagueHastings & St Leonards United21Chelsea1,000 match lost
1909Reserve LeagueQueens Park Rangers14ChelseaUnknown match won
1910Reserve LeagueFulham00Chelsea4,000 match drawn
1928Reserve LeagueChelsea22Clapton OrientUnknown match drawn
1930Reserve LeagueChelsea14ArsenalUnknown match lost
1933Reserve LeagueChelsea11Brighton And Hove AlbionUnknown match drawn
1937Reserve LeagueChelsea11PortsmouthUnknown match drawn
1939Reserve LeagueChelsea10Southend UnitedUnknown match won
1947Football Combination CupChelsea21West Ham UnitedUnknown match won
1954London Football Association CupArsenal32ChelseaUnknown match lost
1955Reserve LeagueChelsea22PortsmouthUnknown match drawn
1958Reserve LeagueWest Ham United24ChelseaUnknown match won
1958Metropolitan League Professional CupTonbridge14ChelseaUnknown match won
1958Youth LeagueChelsea10ArsenalUnknown match won
1965South East Counties League CupChelsea21Queens Park RangersUnknown match won
1969Reserve LeagueChelsea20Norwich CityUnknown match won
1969Youth LeagueChelsea13Queens Park RangersUnknown match lost
1976Reserve LeagueChelsea12Tottenham HotspurUnknown match lost
1978Reserve LeagueLuton Town05ChelseaUnknown match won
1980Reserve LeagueChelsea11Hereford UnitedUnknown match drawn
1980Youth LeagueChelsea23Queens Park RangersUnknown match lost
1986Reserve LeagueSouthampton32ChelseaUnknown match lost
1993Reserve LeagueChelsea10Ipswich TownUnknown match won
1997Youth LeagueChelsea50MillwallUnknown match won
2003Youth LeagueWest Ham United21ChelseaUnknown match lost
2010Reserve LeagueChelsea10PortsmouthUnknown match won
2013NextGen CupArsenal34ChelseaUnknown match won
2014Youth LeagueManchester United11ChelseaUnknown match drawn