1999–2000 Chelsea F.C. season

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Chelsea
1999–2000 season
Chairman Ken Bates
Manager Gianluca Vialli
FA Premier League 5th
FA Cup Winners
League Cup Third round
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League: Flo/Poyet (10)
All: Flo (19)
Highest home attendance 35,113 (vs. Everton, 11 May 2000)
Lowest home attendance 21,008 (vs. Huddersfield Town, 13 October 1999)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 1999-00 season was Chelsea F.C.'s 85th competitive season, eighth consecutive season in the FA Premier League and 94th year as a club.

Season summary[edit]

After a very good third place finish last season, Chelsea were expected to go one better and win the title. France captain Didier Deschamps was signed for £3 million from Juventus to add even more quality and experience to a Chelsea midfield that already boasted Dennis Wise, Roberto Di Matteo and Gustavo Poyet. Blackburn Rovers striker Chris Sutton was also signed for £10 million, but he proved to be a flop with only one league goal all season. His strike partner, Gianfranco Zola, had a poor league season by his standard, scoring just four goals, but he made up for that by again setting up many more goals for the team. In contrast to his average league form, Zola made Europe sit up and notice as he led Chelsea's Champions league campaign, scoring a spectacular free kick in a 3–1 win over F.C. Barcelona at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea were eliminated in the second leg at the Nou Camp. On the Premiership front, Gianluca Vialli's side finished a solid fifth place in the final table but were too inconsistent to mount anything like a title challenge. Chelsea won their fourth cup in four seasons with a 1–0 win over Aston Villa at Wembley, giving them the last cup final triumph at the old Wembley stadium before it was rebuilt.

First team squad[edit]

Squad at end of season[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Ed de Goey
2 Romania DF Dan Petrescu
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro
4 Denmark DF Jes Høgh
5 France DF Frank Leboeuf
6 France DF Marcel Desailly
7 France MF Didier Deschamps
8 Uruguay MF Gustavo Poyet
9 England FW Chris Sutton
11 England MF Dennis Wise (captain)
13 England GK Kevin Hitchcock
14 England DF Graeme Le Saux
15 Netherlands DF Mario Melchiot
16 Italy MF Roberto Di Matteo
17 Spain MF Albert Ferrer
18 Italy MF Gabriele Ambrosetti
19 Norway FW Tore Andre Flo
No. Position Player
20 England MF Jody Morris
21 France DF Bernard Lambourde
22 England FW Mark Nicholls
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini
24 Italy MF Samuele Dalla Bona
25 Italy FW Gianfranco Zola
26 England DF John Terry
28 England MF Rob Wolleaston
29 England DF Neil Clement
30 Brazil DF Emerson Thome
31 Liberia FW George Weah (on loan from Milan)
32 Finland FW Mikael Forssell
33 Italy DF Luca Percassi
34 England DF Jon Harley
35 Italy FW Gianluca Vialli
36 England FW Leon Knight

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
12 Denmark MF Bjarne Goldbæk (to Fulham)

Statistics[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total FA Premier League UEFA Champions League FA Cup Football League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Netherlands GK Ed de Goeij 59 0 37 0 16 0 6 0 0 0
2 Romania DF Dan Petrescu 47 5 24+5 4 13+2 1 2+1 0 0 0
3 Nigeria DF Celestine Babayaro 41 2 23+2 0 14+1 2 1 0 0 0
4 Denmark DF Jes Høgh 17 0 6+3 0 2+3 0 2 0 1 0
5 France DF Frank Leboeuf 46 4 28 2 13+1 1 4 1 0 0
6 France DF Marcel Desailly 43 1 23 1 16 0 4 0 0 0
7 France MF Didier Deschamps 47 0 24+3 0 14 0 6 0 0 0
8 Uruguay MF Gustavo Poyet 53 18 25+8 10 11+3 2 6 6 0 0
9 England FW Chris Sutton 39 3 21+7 1 3+4 1 3+1 1 0 0
11 England MF Dennis Wise 50 9 29+1 4 14+1 4 5 1 0 0
12 Denmark MF Bjarne Goldbæk 9 0 2+4 0 1+1 0 0 0 1 0
14 England DF Graeme Le Saux 13 0 6+2 0 3+1 0 0 0 1 0
15 Netherlands DF Mario Melchiot 6 0 4+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
16 Italy MF Roberto Di Matteo 31 4 14+4 2 3+6 0 3 2 1 0
17 Spain DF Albert Ferrer 41 1 24+1 0 14 1 2 0 0 0
18 Italy MF Gabriele Ambrosetti 23 1 9+7 0 1+4 1 0+1 0 1 0
19 Norway FW Tore André Flo 57 19 20+14 10 14+2 8 2+4 1 1 0
20 England MF Jody Morris 46 4 19+11 3 6+5 0 1+3 1 1 0
21 France DF Bernard Lambourde 21 2 12+3 2 0+2 0 3 0 1 0
22 England FW Mark Nicholls 2 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0+1 0
23 Italy GK Carlo Cudicini 3 0 1 0 0+1 0 0 0 1 0
24 Italy MF Samuele Dalla Bona 3 0 0+2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0
25 Italy FW Gianfranco Zola 53 8 25+8 4 15 3 4+1 1 0 0
26 England DF John Terry 9 1 2+2 0 0 0 2+2 1 1 0
28 England MF Rob Wolleaston 2 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
29 England DF Neil Clement 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Brazil DF Emerson Thome 21 0 18+2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
31 Liberia FW George Weah 15 5 9+2 3 0 0 4 2 0 0
32 Finland FW Mikael Forssell 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 Italy DF Luca Percassi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0
34 England DF Jon Harley 26 2 13+4 2 1+3 0 5 0 0 0

Statistics taken from.[2][3][4] Squad details and shirt numbers from [5] and.[6]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Results[edit]

FA Premier League[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Third qualifying round[edit]

First group stage[edit]

Second group stage[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
13 October 1999 R3 Huddersfield Town H 0-1 21,008

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
11 December 1999 R3 Hull City A 6-1 10,279 Poyet (3), Sutton, Di Matteo, Wise
19 January 2000 R4 Nottingham Forest H 2-0 30,125 Leboeuf, Wise
30 January 2000 R5 Leicester City H 2-1 30,141 Poyet, Weah
20 February 2000 QF Gillingham H 5-0 34,205 Flo, Terry, Weah, Zola (pen.), Morris
9 April 2000 SF Newcastle United N 2-1 73,876 Poyet (2)
20 May 2000 F Aston Villa N 1-0 78,217 Di Matteo

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