1995–96 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
1995–96 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Glenn Hoddle
FA Premier League 11th
FA Cup Semi-finals
League Cup Second round
Top goalscorer League:
John Spencer (13)
All:
John Spencer (14)
Highest home attendance 31,137 (vs. Liverpool, 30 December)
Lowest home attendance 16,272 (vs. Stoke City, 4 October)
Average home league attendance 25,466
Home colours
Away colours

During the 1995–96 English football season, Chelsea competed in the Premier League.

Season summary[edit]

The big news at Chelsea at the start of the 1995-96 season was the arrival of Manchester United striker Mark Hughes, one of the most accomplished strikers of the last decade in the English leagues, and the arrival of Dutch superstar Ruud Gullit.

Chelsea had a mid-table Premiership campaign in 1995–96, finishing 11th for the third time in four seasons, but once again they enjoyed a good cup run. This time they reached the FA Cup semi-finals, taking on Manchester United, who had beaten them in the final two years earlier. Chelsea took an early lead, but lost 2-1 and with it went their hopes of a foray into Europe. A few weeks later, Chelsea were left shocked by manager Glenn Hoddle's decision to quit for the England manager's job. They responded by appointing Ruud Gullit as player-manager. Gullit wasted no time in preparing Chelsea for the following season, breaking the club record in a £4.9 million move for Italian midfielder Roberto Di Matteo from Lazio.

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Premier League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Russia GK Dmitri Kharine 36 0 26 0 8 0 2 0
2 Scotland DF Steve Clarke 32 0 21+1 0 6+2 0 2 0
3 England DF Scott Minto 17 0 10 0 5 0 2 0
4 Netherlands MF Ruud Gullit 41 6 31 3 8 3 2 0
5 Norway DF Erland Johnsen 26 0 18+4 0 1+1 0 2 0
6 England DF Frank Sinclair[1] 21 1 12+1 1 6 0 2 0
7 Scotland FW John Spencer 38 14 23+5 13 8 1 2 0
8 Wales FW Mark Hughes 41 12 31 8 8 4 2 0
9 South Africa FW Mark Stein 9 0 7+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
10 England FW Gavin Peacock 37 7 17+11 5 3+4 2 2 0
11 England MF Dennis Wise 45 8 34+1 7 8 1 2 0
12 Scotland MF Craig Burley 32 0 16+6 0 8 0 2 0
13 England GK Kevin Hitchcock 16 0 12 0 2 0 2 0
14 England FW Paul Furlong 38 4 14+14 3 4+4 1 1+1 0
15 England DF Andy Myers 27 0 20 0 6 0 1 0
16 England MF David Rocastle 10 0 1 0 7 0 2 0
17 England MF Nigel Spackman 21 0 13+3 0 0+3 0 2 0
18 England MF Eddie Newton 31 1 21+3 1 5 0 2 0
20 England DF David Lee 37 1 29+2 1 5 0 0+1 0
23 England MF Jody Morris 3 0 0+1 0 0 0 2 0
24 Romania DF Dan Petrescu 34 3 22+2 2 8 1 2 0
25 Republic of Ireland DF Terry Phelan[2] 12 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
26 England DF Michael Duberry 32 2 22 0 8 2 2 0
27 England DF Gareth Hall 12 1 5 1 5 0 2 0
28 Scotland DF Andy Dow 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Statistics taken from [1]. Squad details and shirt numbers from [2].

Results[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
19 August 1995 Everton H 0–0 30,189
23 August 1995 Nottingham Forest A 0–0 27,007
26 August 1995 Middlesbrough A 0–2 28,286
30 August 1995 Coventry City H 2–2 24,398 Wise(pen.), M. Hughes
11 September 1995 West Ham United A 3–1 19,228 Spencer (2), Wise
16 September 1995 Southampton H 3–0 26,237 Sinclair, Gullit, M. Hughes
24 September 1995 Newcastle United A 0–2 36,225
30 September 1995 Arsenal H 1–0 31,048 M. Hughes
14 October 1995 Aston Villa A 1–0 34,922 Wise
21 October 1995 Manchester United H 1–4 31,019 M. Hughes
28 October 1995 Blackburn Rovers A 0–3 27,733
4 November 1995 Sheffield Wednesday H 0–0 23,216
18 November 1995 Leeds United A 0–1 36,209
22 November 1995 Bolton Wanderers H 3–2 17,495 David Lee, Hall, Newton
25 November 1995 Tottenham Hotspur H 0–0 31,059
2 December 1995 Manchester United A 1–1 42,019 Wise
9 December 1995 Newcastle United H 1–0 31,098 Petrescu
16 December 1995 Arsenal A 1–1 38,295 Spencer
23 December 1995 Manchester City A 1–0 28,668 Peacock
26 December 1995 Wimbledon H 1–2 21,906 Petrescu
30 December 1995 Liverpool H 2–2 31,137 Spencer (2)
2 January 1996 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 14,904 Brazier (O.G), Furlong
13 January 1996 Everton A 1–1 34,968 Spencer
20 January 1996 Nottingham Forest H 1–0 24,482 Spencer
4 February 1996 Middlesbrough H 5–0 21,060 Peacock (3), Furlong, Spencer
10 February 1996 Coventry City A 0–1 20,639
17 February 1996 West Ham United H 1–2 25,252 Peacock
24 February 1996 Southampton A 3–2 15,226 Wise (2), Gullit
2 March 1996 Wimbledon A 1–1 17,048 Furlong
12 March 1996 Manchester City H 1–1 17,078 Gullit
16 March 1996 Liverpool A 0–2 40,820
23 March 1996 Queens Park Rangers H 1–1 25,590 Spencer
6 April 1996 Aston Villa H 1–2 23,530 Spencer
8 April 1996 Bolton Wanderers A 1–2 18,021 Spencer
13 April 1996 Leeds United H 4–1 22,131 M. Hughes (3), Spencer
17 April 1996 Sheffield Wednesday A 0–0 25,094
27 April 1996 Tottenham Hotspur A 1–1 32,918 M. Hughes
5 May 1996 Blackburn Rovers H 2–3 28,436 Wise, Spencer
Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
10 West Ham United 38 14 9 15 43 52 −9 51
11 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 46 44 2 50
12 Middlesbrough 38 11 10 17 35 50 −15 43

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

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
20 September 1995 R2 Stoke City A 0–0 15,574
4 October 1995 R2 Stoke City H 0–1 16,272

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 January 1996 R3 Newcastle United H 1–1 25,151 M. Hughes
17 January 1996 R3 Newcastle United A 2–2 36,535 Gullit, Wise
Chelsea won 4–2 on penalties
29 January 1996 R4 Queens Park Rangers A 2–1 18,542 Furlong, Peacock
21 February 1996 R5 Grimsby Town A 0–0 9,648
28 February 1996 R5 Grimsby Town H 4–1 28,545 Duberry, M. Hughes, Peacock, Spencer
9 March 1996 R6 Wimbledon H 2–2 30,805 Gullit, M. Hughes
20 March 1996 R6 Wimbledon A 3–1 21,380 Duberry, M. Hughes, Petrescu
31 March 1996 SF Manchester United A 1–2 38,421 Gullit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sinclair was born in Lambeth, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally.
  2. ^ Phelan was born in Manchester, England.