1993–94 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
1993–94 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Glenn Hoddle
Stadium Stamford Bridge
FA Premier League 14th
FA Cup Runners-up
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League: Stein (13)
All: Stein/Peacock (14)
Average home league attendance 19,416

During the 1993–94 English football season, Chelsea F.C. competed in the second season of the FA Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

The appointment of Glenn Hoddle as Chelsea's new player-manager was awaited with much optimism for the new season, as previous managers had not been able to secure anything better than mid-table finishes in the three previous seasons. However, as the 1993-94 season lagged away, it looked as though Hoddle's appointment had done little to boost Chelsea's mediocre fortunes as they hovered around the middle of the Premier League. In the end, they finished 14th - three places lower than last season, but an appearance in the FA Cup final meant that they would be qualifying for the European Cup Winners' Cup whether they won or not, as their opponents Manchester United had already won the Premier League title and qualified for the European Cup.

As the players entered the dressing rooms for half-time at Wembley, the scoreline was 0-0, but Chelsea's dream was shattered in the second half as United scored four goals to win 4-0, but at least Chelsea would be playing in Europe next season for the first time in over 20 years. The wait for a major trophy, however, entered its 24th season.

Striker Mark Stein was added to the squad in mid-season, and quickly proved himself to be a competent Premier League goalscorer after impressing in the lower leagues. Pre-season signings Gavin Peacock was also impressive.

Hoddle bolstered his squad for 1994-95 by signing David Rocastle from Manchester City in a bid to strengthen the midfield following Andy Townsend's mid-season move to Aston Villa.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Notes
1 Manchester United (C) 42 27 11 4 80 38 +42 92 UEFA Champions League 1994–95 Group stage
2 Blackburn Rovers 42 25 9 8 63 36 +27 84 UEFA Cup 1994–95 First round
3 Newcastle United 42 23 8 11 82 41 +41 77
4 Arsenal 42 18 17 7 53 28 +25 71 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1994–95 First round1
5 Leeds United 42 18 16 8 65 39 +26 70
6 Wimbledon 42 18 11 13 56 53 +3 65
7 Sheffield Wednesday 42 16 16 10 76 54 +22 64
8 Liverpool 42 17 9 16 59 55 +4 60
9 Queens Park Rangers 42 16 12 14 62 61 +1 60
10 Aston Villa 42 15 12 15 46 50 −4 57 UEFA Cup 1994–95 First round2
11 Coventry City 42 14 14 14 43 45 −2 56
12 Norwich City 42 12 17 13 65 61 +4 53
13 West Ham United 42 13 13 16 47 58 −11 52
14 Chelsea 42 13 12 17 49 53 −4 51 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1994–95 First round3
15 Tottenham Hotspur 42 11 12 19 54 59 −5 45
16 Manchester City 42 9 18 15 38 49 −11 45
17 Everton 42 12 8 22 42 63 −21 44
18 Southampton 42 12 7 23 49 66 −17 43
19 Ipswich Town 42 9 16 17 35 58 −23 43
20 Sheffield United (R) 42 8 18 16 42 60 −18 42 Relegated to Football League First Division 1994–95
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 42 9 13 20 42 68 −26 40
22 Swindon Town (R) 42 5 15 22 47 100 −53 30

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points

1 Arsenal qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as defending champions

2 Aston Villa qualified for the UEFA Cup as League Cup winners

3 Chelsea qualified for the Cup Winners' Cup as FA Cup runners-up

P = Games Played; W = Games Won; D = Games Drawn; L = Games Lost; F = Goals For; A = Goals Against; Pts = Points

Results[edit]

Chelsea's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

FA Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
14 August 1993 Blackburn Rovers H 1–2 29,189 Peacock
17 August 1993 Wimbledon A 1–1 11,083 Wise
21 August 1993 Ipswich Town A 0–1 17,582
25 August 1993 Queens Park Rangers H 2–0 20,191 Peacock, Cascarino
28 August 1993 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 16,652 Lee
1 September 1993 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 27,567 Cascarino
11 September 1993 Manchester United H 1–0 37,064 Peacock
18 September 1993 Coventry City A 1–1 13,660 Peacock
25 September 1993 Liverpool H 1–0 31,721 Shipperley
2 October 1993 West Ham United A 0–1 18,917
16 October 1993 Norwich City H 1–2 16,923 Peacock
23 October 1993 Aston Villa A 0–1 29,706
30 October 1993 Oldham Athletic H 0–1 15,372
6 November 1993 Leeds United A 1–4 35,022 Shipperley
20 November 1993 Arsenal H 0–2 26,839
22 November 1993 Manchester City H 0–0 10,128
27 November 1993 Sheffield United A 0–1 16,119
5 December 1993 Blackburn Rovers A 0–2 15,736
11 December 1993 Ipswich Town H 1–1 12,508 Peacock
27 December 1993 Southampton A 1–3 14,221 Stein
28 December 1993 Newcastle United H 1–0 22,133 Stein
1 January 1994 Swindon Town A 3–1 16,456 Shipperley, Wise, Stein
3 January 1994 Everton H 4–2 18,338 Shipperley, Burley, Stein (2, 1 pen)
15 January 1994 Norwich City A 1–1 19,472 Stein
22 January 1994 Aston Villa H 1–1 18,341 Stein
5 February 1994 Everton A 2–4 18,821 Stein (2)
12 February 1994 Oldham Athletic A 1–2 12,022 Spencer
27 February 1994 Tottenham Hotspur H 4–3 16,807 Spencer, Stein (2, 1 pen), Donaghy
5 March 1994 Manchester United A 1–0 44,745 Peacock
16 March 1994 Wimbledon H 2–0 11,903 Burley, Fashanu (own goal)
19 March 1994 Liverpool A 1–2 38,629 Burley
26 March 1994 West Ham United H 2–0 20,003 Barnard, Hoddle
30 March 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 1–3 20,433 Spencer
2 April 1994 Southampton H 2–0 19,801 Johnsen, Spencer
4 April 1994 Newcastle United A 0–0 32,216
13 April 1994 Queens Park Rangers A 1–1 15,735 Wise
16 April 1994 Arsenal A 0–1 34,314
23 April 1994 Leeds United H 1–1 18,544 Spencer
27 April 1994 Swindon Town H 2–0 11,180 Peacock, Wise (pen)
30 April 1994 Manchester City A 2–2 33,594 Fleck, Cascarino
4 May 1994 Coventry City H 1–2 8,923 Cascarino
7 May 1994 Sheffield United H 3–2 21,782 Stein (2), Kjeldbjerg

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 1993–94 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 1994 Barnet A 0–0[2]4 23,200
R3R 19 January 1994 Barnet H 4–0 16,209 Burley, Peacock, Shipperley, Stein
R4 29 January 1994 Sheffield Wednesday H 1–1 26,094 Peacock
R4R 9 February 1994 Sheffield Wednesday A 3–1 26,144 Spencer, Burley, Peacock
R5 19 February 1994 Oxford United A 2–1 10,787 Spencer, Burley
QF 13 March 1994 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1–0 29,340 Peacock
SF 9 April 1994 Luton Town N 2–0 59,989 Peacock (2)
F 14 May 1994 Manchester United N 0–4 79,634

4 Barnet's home tie against Chelsea was switched to Stamford Bridge under police advice and instruction from Barnet.

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R2 1st leg 22 September 1993 West Bromwich Albion A 1–1 14,919 Shipperley
R2 2nd leg 6 October 1993 West Bromwich Albion H 2–1 (won 3-2 on agg) 11,959 Wise (2)
R3 26 October 1993 Manchester City A 0–1 16,713

First-team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[3]

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

No. Position Player
1 Russia GK Dmitri Kharine
2 Wales DF Darren Barnard[4]
3 England DF Andy Myers
4 England DF David Lee
5 Norway DF Erland Johnsen
6 England DF Frank Sinclair[5]
7 Scotland FW John Spencer
8 England MF Damian Matthew
9 Republic of Ireland FW Tony Cascarino[6]
10 England MF Gavin Peacock
11 England MF Dennis Wise (captain)
12 Scotland DF Steve Clarke
13 England GK Kevin Hitchcock
14 Wales DF Gareth Hall[7]
15 Northern Ireland DF Mal Donaghy
16 Scotland FW Robert Fleck
17 England MF Nigel Spackman
No. Position Player
18 England MF Eddie Newton
19 England FW Neil Shipperley
20 England MF Glenn Hoddle (player–manager)
21 South Africa FW Mark Stein
22 England DF Paul Elliott
24 Scotland MF Craig Burley
26 Scotland DF Andy Dow
27 Scotland MF David Hopkin
28 England DF Michael Duberry
29 England DF Anthony Barness
30 Republic of Ireland GK Nick Colgan
31 England FW Zeke Rowe
32 England MF Muzzy Izzet[8]
33 England DF Terry Skiverton
34 England DF Craig Norman
35 Denmark DF Jakob Kjeldbjerg

Left club during season[edit]

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

No. Position Player
23 England GK Dave Beasant (to Southampton)
25 England DF Ian Pearce (to Blackburn Rovers)
No. Position Player
28 England DF Steve Livingstone (to Grimsby Town)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/chelsea/1993-1994
  2. ^ http://famouscfc.com/2012/05/04/chelsea-fc-a-brief-history-1994-fa-cup-run/
  3. ^ http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/eng/1993-1994/faprem/chelsea.htm
  4. ^ Barnard was born in Rinteln, West Germany (now Germany).
  5. ^ Sinclair was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally.
  6. ^ Cascarino was born in Bromley, England, but also qualified to represent the Republic of Ireland internationally through his maternal grandfather. It was later discovered that his mother was adopted and he could not qualify through his grandfather, but was still eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland as his mother's adoption gave her Irish citizenship.
  7. ^ Hall was born in Croydon, England.
  8. ^ Izzet was born in Tower Hamlets, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally.